With the 2019 MLS conference finals going down and the English Premier League season heating up in a big way, it’s time to take a look at three intriguing matchups that all have the look of value-packed pairing this coming week. Now, let’s find out who’s on the pitch and where the best soccer betting value lies this coming week.
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – October 28th Edition
Seattle Sounders (18-10-8) at LAFC (22-4-9)
- When: Tuesday, October 29 at 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Bank of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Nicolas Lodeiro had a goal and an assist as the Seattle Sounders shut down Real Salt Lake 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals last Wednesday to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The Sounders have won four straight while outscoring their opponents 8-3 during the span.
Carlos Vela found the back of the net twice and set up Diego Rossi’s tie-breaking goal in the second half to help LAFC advance to the conference finals in a high-scoring 5-3 victory over the LA Galaxy on Thursday night. Los Angeles has won two straight and three of their last four matches overall while putting eight goals on the board in their last two matches overall.
While these two rivals played to a 1-1 draw the last time they met back on April 28, L.A. recorded an emphatic 4-1 win a week prior and has won three of the last four meetings in this rivalry. Los Angeles has a high-powered offense that Seattle just won’t be able to stop or keep pace with at the other end of the pitch. Los Angeles takes care of business at home to get the two-goal win in this huge pairing.
Soccer Betting Pick: LA 3 Seattle 1
Toronto FC (15-10-11) at Atlanta FC (20-12-4)
- When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Alejandro Pozuelo scored two goals to lead Toronto FC to a 2-1 upset of Eastern Conference winners New York City FC on Wednesday night to advance to the conference finals. Toronto has won three straight while outscoring their opponents 8-2 during the stretch.
Julian Gressel scored early and Josef Martinez scored late to lead the Atlanta United to a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Thursday night. The defending champions have won three straight matches while outscoring their opponents 6-1 during the stretch. These two have split two regular season meetings this season with Atlanta winning 2-0 at home on may 8 and Toronto extracting its revenge in a 3-2 home win in June.
For this pairing, I’m going with Toronto to get the huge upset win over Atlanta despite the fact that the defending champs are playing at home. Toronto has been lighting up the scoreboard and I believe their superior offensive firepower will be the main deciding factor in this intriguing pairing. Toronto has scored two goals or more in three of their last four matches and four of six overall. While Atlanta has also scored a pair of goals or more in two of their last three, the defending champs have been limited to one goal or less in six of their last 10 matches. While Atlanta has a great defense, they won;t be able to stop red-hot Toronto in this one!
Soccer Betting Pick: Toronto 2 Atlanta 1
English Premier League
Liverpool (9-1-0) at Ashton Villa (3-2-5)
- When: Saturday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET
- Where: Villa Park
Liverpool fell down quickly against Tottenham on Sunday, but the Reds bounced back nicely to get the win as Jordan Henderson tied the match and superstar Mohamed Salah put the Hotspurs away on a penalty kick on Sunday. Ashton Villa had their two-match winning streak snapped in their humbling 3-0 shutout loss against Manchester City on Saturday.
There’s absolutely no reason to beat around the bush with my pick on this matchup since Liverpool could win this one with their starters sitting out. As it stands, superstar Mohamed Salah and fellow stars, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are just too good for Ashton Villa to stop in this one. If you saw Sunday’s match, Tottenham had the toughest time getting the ball out of their half of the pitch and Ashton is not nearly as good as Tottenham. Liverpool absolutely blew Ashton Villa out of the water in a 6-0 rout the last time these two met back in 2016 and while I;m not prepared to pick the Reds to put an a repeat win of those epic proportions this time around, Liverpool is the super easy pick in this one!
Soccer Betting Pick: Liverpool 3 Ashton Villa 0