Round 1 of MLS playoffs kick off October 19th & 20th.
Atlanta United look to defend their MLS Cup trophy. LAFC look to lay claim as being the greatest team in MLS history.
How do the MLS playoffs work?
Seven (7) teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs.
The format is now entirely single elimination, adding a degree of randomness that’s at least somewhat limited when you have home at home series.
Also, the top seed in each conference receives a first round bye. The top seed plays the winner of the #4 vs #5 seed game.
The higher seeded team hosts each round of the playoffs, including the final.
MLS playoff Round 1 odds
Here are the odds from all MLS round 1 playoff games. Home team is listed first.
|MLS PLAYOFFS||SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH|
|Toronto FC -182||Draw +335||DC United +430|
|Atlanta United -225||Draw +390||New England +480|
|Seattle Sounder -137||Draw +290||FC Dallas +340|
|Real Salt Lake +100||Draw +250||Portland Timbers +265|
|MLS PLAYOFFS||SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH|
|Philadelphia Union -112||Draw +275||New York Red Bulls +270|
|Minnesota United +110||Draw +255||LA Galaxy +230|
Odds & Ends
- Soccer is random as hell on a game-by-game basis. This won’t be all chalk. One of the road teams will surprise.
- In big matches like these, often is the individual moments of brilliance that determine outcomes.
- So if you’re looking for upsets / value, look at the teams with players who can create a moment of brilliance to win a game that their team is struggling. DC United with Wayne Rooney (+430) and LA Galaxy with Zlatan (+230) are your most likely upset candidates.
Where to Bet MLS Playoffs in the US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer online in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.