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      MLS Picks And Parlays Week 1 2017

      MLS Picks And Parlays Week 1 2017

      My Team's Next MatchToronto

      Real Salt Lake Toronto Odds and Prediction

      The MLS is back in 2017 and Toronto FC kick off against Real Salt Lake at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah. The Reds go into the match as underdogs, partly to do with the fact that they are away from home but also owing to the fact that they were heavily beaten in pre-season by the Colorado Rapids. While the 4-1 loss in a friendly fixture may not necessarily indicate form heading into this match, it is understandably concerning for TFC who will for the first time in their history have expectation on their shoulders after their 2016 success.

      Real Salt Lake (+200) @BET365

      Real Salt Lake come into the fixture off the back of a 2-1 win in their final pre-season fixture against Armenian champions Alashkert, and will be looking to build upon last season's sixth-placed finish. The two sides only met once in 2016 - a dour 1-0 win to Toronto at BMO Field. This result is meaningless when looking at their upcoming fixture.

      On pre-season form, Real Salt Lake look to have the advantage in this fixture. The bonus of being in front of their home fans to commence the season only adds to the feeling that this one will go the way of the Utah-based side. The odds available are pretty generous for RSL given that the draw is still a realistic result, however it is hard to see this one ending even - If anything, a Toronto win is more likely. Look for both sides to start slowly in this fixture as they feel their way into the season. A good bet would be the halftime/fulltime result - it is likely that the scores will be level at the break before a team (probably RSL) come home with the goods - go for draw/RSL.

      MLS Parlay Bet Week 1

      For the first time in MLS history there will be eleven fixtures on the same weekend - Atlanta United and Minnesota United join the party and will be in action for the first time.

      Portland Timbers should make light work of Minnesota playing at home in their matchup, and you will get reasonably good odds despite this near certainty. It is always wise to parlay when bookmakers provide opportunities like this!

      Surprisingly, NY Red Bulls start as slight outsiders heading into their clash with Atlanta. Don't be fooled by this - although Atlanta are at home, it is hard to see them getting a result against a seasoned New York side.

      With this in mind, the parlay for this week is pretty solid. As long as you are confident in RSL at home, you will make a decent return by placing the following parlay:

      • Real Salt Lake (+120)
      • Portland Timbers (-182)
      • NY Red Bulls (+140)
      • STAKE: $20
      • PAYOUT: $143

      Give this a go and you will hopefully reap the rewards come Monday!

      Results / FixturesMLS

      Watch out for some of the other fixtures this weekend - FC Dallas @ LA Galaxy should be a cracker of a match, while the Crew and Fire face off in a duel that won't be as lopsided as the odds suggest. It will certainly be an interesting weekend in the MLS - we will be sure to find out who has excelled in their pre-season preparation and who has catching up to do.

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