USA MLS 2022 soccer predictions: season preview
New York City FC won their first MLS Cup title in 2021 after defeating Portland Timbers in a penalty shootout (1-1 in regular time). The 2022 MLS season is contested among 28 teams after the addition of Charlotte FC. The teams are divided into Eastern and Western conferences, 14 in each one. Every MLS team plays 34 games in the regular season, 17 at home and 17 away. Each franchise plays each other one twice, and eight cross-conference games.
Each regular Major Soccer League season is followed by the MLS Cup. Best seven teams from both conferences qualify for Round 1 of the MLS playoffs. The winners of the Eastern Conference final and the Western Conference final meet in the MLS Cup Final to decide the league champion.
Two teams that finish with the most points from each conference qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League. The MLS Cup champion and the winner of the U.S. Open Cup (USOC) qualify for the Champions League too. When the winner of the MLS Cup or the U.S. Open Cup finish top of the conference, the spot is given to the highest-placed team in the table.
Takebet Ghana drops MLS Cup predictions for futures such as the winner of the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield winner, top league goalscorer alongside MLS game predictions and tips for regular season.
Full list of teams participating in the 2022 MLS, by conference, can be found below.
2022 MLS Eastern Conference teams:
- New York City FC
- New England Revolution
- Philadelphia Union
- Orlando City SC
- DC United
- CF Montreal
- Atlanta United FC
- Columbus Crew
- Inter Miami CF
- New York Red Bulls
- Chicago Fire FC
- FC Cincinnati
- Toronto FC
- Charlotte FC
2022 MLS Western Conference teams:
- Seattle Sounders FC
- LA Galaxy
- Sporting KC
- Colorado Rapids
- Portland Timbers
- Minnesota United FC
- Real Salt Lake
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- San Jose Earthquakes
- FC Dallas
- Houston Dynamo FC
- Austin FC
- Nashville SC
MLS betting tips cover the top matches between the teams stated.
New York City FC
New York City FC finished fourth in the Eastern Conference of the 2021 MLS with 51 points. They scored 56 goals and conceded 36. The Pigeons qualified for the playoffs and proceded to win the league in a penalty shootout against Portland Timbers after 1-1 in regulation.
Valentin Castellanos is a key player for New York City FC. The Argentine international joined the club from Montevideo City Torque in 2019 and has scored 49 goals in 101 matches.
Other key players of New York City FC apart from Valentin Castellanos:
- Maximiliano Moralez
- Keaton Parks
- James Sands
- Alfredo Morales
Los Angeles FC (LAFC)
Los Angeles FC finished ninth in the Western Conference table with 45 points as they scored 53 and conceded 51 goals. The Black and Gold failed to qualify for the playoffs, however they are positioned among the favourites of the new 2022 MLS season.
Carlos Vela has been one of the best players in MLS since he joined Los Angeles FC from Real Sociedad in 2017. The Mexican international has scored 65 goals in 109 appearances. Carlos Vela set a new MLS single-goals record in 2019 after he scored 34 goals as he won the MLS Golden boot. LAFC finished at the top of the Western Conference table that season as his goals were crucial.
Other key players of Los Angeles FC apart from Carlos Vela:
- Eddie Segura
- Latif Blessing
- Jose Cifuentes
Betting odds of 2022 MLS
Takebet Ghana posts the best MLS betting picks for future events aside from MLS match predictions, taking care of a thorough outright odds analysis going into the new season. Experts publish outright USA MLS predictions on the team to win the MLS Cup, the teams finish at the top of the conferences, to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoff and so forth.
There are ау teams with chances high enough to win the 2022 MLS Cup championship.
MLS Cup 2022 winner betting odds:
- Los Angeles FC — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Austin FC — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
- New York City FC — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Philadelphia Union — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- New York Red Bulls — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
The winner of the Eastern Conference bracket in the MLS Cup Playoffs will face the winner of the Western Conference bracket in the MLS Cup Finals.
Coverage of American MLS betting predictions
Takebet Ghana covers the most important matches of both Eastern and Western Conferences with MLS game predictions alongside outright MLS picks. Talking fixtures, tips start from the beginning of the regular season and stretch as far as to include MLS playoffs predictions.
There are both single and accumulator bets offered in MLS Cup predictions. When online betting sites publish their match odds, our experts research big and small betting markets to find valuable wagers. Bets come on MLS teams as well as individual players of the league.
Betting markets and odds of USA MLS predictions
Takebet Ghana's experts go through all betting markets that can incorporate value in search for MLS picks with the most profitable odds. You will find more and less popular bets alike.
Some of the betting markets we use to pick valuable MLS bets:
- 1x2 (money line)
- Handicaps (spreads)
- MLS score predictions
- Over/Under goal totals
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Both teams to score
- Player to score
MLS soccer picks and predictions on Takebet Ghana contain the best odds you can wager on a betting site. MLS tips of the single type amount to the odds from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1), with combo MLS free picks being around 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
MLS match predictions
Takebet Ghana publishes expert predictions on separate games of MLS with an in-depth analysis of each match. Every prediction is structured to include the latest odds on the fixture, a recap of the recent results and the teams’ form, projected line-ups and key players. The peak of each analytical article are MLS league predictions based on the data, our conclusions and odds.
Experts of Takebet Ghana offer MLS picks starting with the regular season games and following with the. MLS playoffs predictions which are also available, from Round 1 till the Cup Final.
Betting tips on MLS teams and players
Journalists on the team pick bets on teams and players for our match predictions and outright tips on MLS. Game predictions include bets on the team to win the match or separate halves, individual and overall goal total, wagers on team stats like cards and corners. When it comes to footballers, we post betting tips on markets such as anytime goalscorer, first and last goalscorer, wagers on assists and other player events on offer.
Outright predictions on MLS teams include such bets as the squad to win the Cup or finish at the top of the conference. For players, there are MLS expert picks such as top goalscorer.
Schedule of top 2022 MLS fixture predictions
We pick decisive MLS games as well as matches between top teams for our in-depth MLS Cup predictions. Below is the calendar of the top 2022 MLS matches between Los Angeles FC, Seattle Sounders FC, New York City FC, New England Revolution and LA Galaxy. The schedule will be available later.
How experts analyse MLS matches for sure predictions
The analysis we provide in our MLS tips and predictions include that of statistics, betting odds, head-to-head record and recent results, actual matches watched by our analysts. The team on board of Takebet Ghana is perfectly knowledgeable about football and the top US league.
MLS teams play probably the most diverse football in the world. It is due to the diversity of players and managers of this young league as well as their backgrounds. Some squads love to keep the ball in control and to use lots of rotations in the midfield while relying on the centre-midfielders and the fullbacks to play long balls into the penalty areas. Some love to play in an aggressive and high-pressing style as they try to win the ball back high up the pitch. Most play out of the back while others utilize long balls and suffocating presses.
Some teams like Seattle Sounders play a three-man defence with fullbacks wide trying to stretch the opponents and the attackers in pockets of spaces. Others like the New England Revolution love to play in a 4-4-2/4-2-3-1 scheme with two strikers, one at the top and the other playing like a second striker, and midfielders tucked inside to allow the runs of the fullbacks. The most common formations in MLS are 3-5-2, 4-2-31, 4-4-2 and 3-4-3.
Some of the statistics we use when doing USA MLS predictions:
- Goals scored and conceded
- Big chances created and conceded
- Expected goals
- Shots conceded
- Shots on/off-target
- Ball possession percentages
After assessing all of this data, Takebet Ghana compares the derived probabilities against the odds given by sports betting sites to find the most valuable bets for our MLS soccer predictions.
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