Tuesday, May 21, 2024

August 31st: Thursday’s MLS Double – 3/1 Special, Tips & Predictions

With the MLS making its return in midweek, we have a string of interesting battles throughout the early hours of Thursday.

So, for those of you who are looking to chuck on a midweek flutter, we have found a couple of intriguing showdowns that are worth keeping an eye out for.

00:30 Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union

While Philadelphia might have seen their Leagues Cup adventure come to an abrupt end thanks to a 4-1 drumming at the hands of Inter Milan on August 16th, the Union should still find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Once again gaining a string of plaudits from across the Eastern Conference this season, there is no doubt that Thursday’s guests will be smelling the chance to make another statement here.

Last seen over the weekend putting in another thumping performance as they landed a 3-1 victory away at DC United, Jim Curtin’s men are breezing their way to yet another play-off ticket in 2023.

Riding what has been a stellar wave of momentum, it should be highlighted that Philadelphia have now won nine of their previous 10 appearances across all formats – a run that stems all the way back to July 9th.

Really gaining a reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third, Thursday’s hosts will certainly be excited to make a trip to Toronto in midweek.

While Philadelphia might be riding a major wave of momentum, Toronto find themselves in the midst of a public MLS nightmare.

Coming under a huge amount of scrutiny this season and dealing with a string of issues, the Reds have remarkably lost each of their last 10 straight matchups across all competitions.

Likewise, failing to claim a sole win from any of their last 13 straight outings – a run that stems all the way back to May 28th – Thursday’s hosts also sit rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

Losing each of their last two meetings against Philadelphia by an aggregate score of 8-2, we are expecting an enjoyable away victory here.

Betting Tip: Philadelphia Union win & Over 1.5 goals @ 7/5 with Pribet

03:30 San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

After failing to make any real kind of impact during their Leagues Cup adventure last month, LA Galaxy certainly haven’t shown any signs of a hangover since turning their attention back to MLS duties. Knowing that they face an uphill battle in their bid to punch a crucial play-off ticket this season, Thursday’s guests face what could be a must-win showdown in midweek.

Marking their return from the month interval with an eye-catching 3-0 romp at home against Chicago, it is no secret that Greg Vanney’s side are seeking some recent stability.

However, suffering just a single loss from any of their last nine straight MLS appearances – a run that stems all the way back to May 28th – the American heavyweights have also found a recent clinical edge in the final third.

Desperate to make up some ground in the play-off chase in the early hours of Thursday, LA Galaxy should be smelling the chance to make another MLS statement here.

Watching San Jose make an immediate return to losing ways last weekend as they eventually slumped to a 3-0 drumming away at Sporting Kansas City, the Goonies are enduring what has been an extended blip.

Losing three of their last four matchups across all competitions, Luchi Gonzalez’s inconsistent squad have also mustered just a pair of wins from any of their previous 10 straight showdowns – a run that stems all the way back to June 11th.

Facing what could be another stern challenge here and claiming just a single point from any of their last three MLS meetings against the Galaxy, we are backing an away double chance in midweek.

Betting Tip: LA Galaxy double chance @ 4/5 with Luckster

Thursday’s MLS Double

  • Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union – Philadelphia Union win & Over 1.5 goals @ 7/5
  • San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy – LA Galaxy double chance @ 4/5

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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