MLS Predict 6 presented by BetMGM: Your Round 1 Guide

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  2. Pick the outcome of the six matches for the round. You can select win, loss, or draw. Underdog outcomes are worth more points than favorites.
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No player was able to correctly predict all 12 outcomes and actions in the first two weeks of the 2020 season.


Match #1: Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF

WHO WILL WIN?
ORL win Draw MIA win
40 points 40 points 30 points
Predict the action: First club to score? (10 points)
  • Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season, with Miami carrying two losses and Orlando collecting one point after two matches.
  • Each team has scored one goal in 2020. Miami took an early lead over D.C. United in Week 2 before falling 2-1. Orlando scored an equalizer through Chris Mueller in Week 2 against Colorado before the Rapids found a winner in the 90th minute.
  • These two clubs will meet for the first time at the MLS is Back Tournament, but it will not be the first time the two head coaches have faced off. Oscar Pareja (Orlando) and Diego Alonso (Miami) matched up back in 2017 when Pareja led FC Dallas to the Concacaf Champions League semifinals against Alonso's Pachuca. After winning the first leg at home 2-1, Dallas fell 3-1 in the second leg as Pachuca eventually went on to win the tournament.
  • All-time Series: N/A
  • Kickoff: Wednesday, July 8 at 8 pm ET
  • Watch on: ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada

Match #2: Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls

WHO WILL WIN?
ATL win Draw RBNY win
30 points 40 points 40 points
Predict the action: Total goals? (20 points)
  • While Atlanta have yet to beat the Red Bulls in the regular season, the Five Stripes bested RBNY in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs on their way to winning MLS Cup.
  • Atlanta won each of their first two games of the season while the Red Bulls have a win and a draw.
  • Every game each of these teams have played in 2020 has seen at least two goals scored. Both teams have scored four goals, tied for the third-highest total in the league. 
  • All-time Series: RBNY lead 4W - 0L - 2D; 11 goals scored, 5 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Saturday, July 11 at 8 pm ET
  • Watch on: FOX, TUDN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada

Match #3: FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew SC

WHO WILL WIN?
CIN win Draw CLB win
40 points 40 points 20 points
Predict the action: Full-time score? (30 or 10 points)
  • The Hell is Real Derby provided some fireworks last season, with a 2-2 draw kicking off the new MLS rivalry. It was followed by a 3-1 Crew win in Cincinnati, highlighted by a brace from Gyasi Zardes.
  • Disappointing results have continued for FC Cincy in 2020, as they started the year with two losses under interim head coach Yoann Damet. Both games saw at least three goals scored. This match will be the first for new head coach Jaap Stam, after he was hired in May.
  • Just three goals have been scored in the Crew's two games so far, as they beat a 10-man NYCFC team 1-0 on opening weekend. Week 2 saw Columbus go to Seattle and earn a 1-1 draw.
  • All-time Series: Columbus lead 1W - 0L - 1D; 5 goals scored, 3 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Watch on: FS1, TUDN in US; TSN in Canada

Match #4: Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC

WHO WILL WIN?
SKC win Draw MIN win
40 points 40 points 30 points
Predict the action: Time of first goal? (25 points)
  • This match features two of the four teams who won each of their first two games of the 2020 season.
  • Minnesota are the highest-scoring team of 2020 so far, with eight goals, while Sporting are second with seven goals.
  • The Loons scored their opener against Portland in the 51st minute but managed to get off the mark quicker in their second game, as Ike Opara scored just 12 minutes in. Alan Pulido scored each of Sporting's openers, one coming in the 16th minute and the other coming in the 17th.
  • All-time Series: Sporting lead 4W - 2L - 2D; 13 goals scored, 7 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Sunday, July 12 at 8 pm ET
  • Watch on: ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN in Canada

Match #5: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids

WHO WILL WIN?
RSL win Draw COL win
30 points 30 points 40 points
Predict the action: Halftime score? (30 or 10 points)
  • Colorado are one of four teams who started the season with two wins, while RSL are the only team in MLS with two draws.
  • RSL have won the last four Rocky Mountain Cups and won both games against Colorado in 2019.
  • There was not a goal scored in the first half of either Rapids game. RSL's two games in 2020 saw only one first-half goal, with Freddy Juarez's team conceding an early goal in a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls.
  • All-time Series: RSL lead 21W - 13L - 11D; 65 goals scored, 42 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Sunday, July 12 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Watch on: ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN in Canada

Match #6: LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

WHO WILL WIN?
LA win Draw POR win
30 points 40 points 40 points
Predict the action: First player to score? (25 points)
  • The Galaxy have one point through their first two games, drawing on the road in Houston. Portland started the season with two home games, coming away with three points.
  • The two teams split the season series in 2019, with each team winning their home games.
  • Cristian Pavon scored LA's only goal of 2020 so far, opening the scoring against the Dynamo in the 13th minute. Portland conceded the first goal in their loss against Minnesota, but Diego Valeri scored the lone goal in the match against Nashville in the 12th minute.
  • All-time Series: Galaxy lead 9W - 7L - 6D; 37 goals scored, 34 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Monday, July 13 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Watch on: FS1, TUDN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada
 
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