Although the World Cup might be stealing centre stage, action in the MLS is starting to heat up in both the Western and Eastern Conference with a single point seeing any side jump up several places. On that note, we have found some helpful tips that can boost your Sunday football accumulator.
Sunday 8th July
00:00 BST Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United
For Gerardo Martino’s Atlanta United side, despite leading until the last 10 minutes against Dallas last time out, Atlanta fell to a 3-2 loss at the Toyota Stadium and will be looking to bounce immediately back. Still sat atop of the Eastern Conference with a five-point buffer over New York Red Bulls, The Five Stripes will be looking for talisman Josef Martinez to carry on his stellar run of form in the final third. With 17 goals already in all competitions, the 25-year-old currently sits six’s goals clear at the top of the MLS goalscoring charts and is apparently attracting interest from sides across Europe. Even more impressive, although he may have been on the wrong side of their 3-2 loss last time out, Martinez scored a brace against Dallas and the MVP of the year so far now has ten goals in his last nine appearances for Atlanta. Up against at Philadelphia side who shipped four goals against Los Angeles FC last time out, backing the 25-year-old to find the net once again at 1/1 seems like a safe bet.
Tip: Josef Martinez to score anytime @ 1/1
00:30 Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids
Despite losing eight of their nine matches April and June, former Aston Villa boss Rémi Garde has seen his Montreal Impact side bounce back in some style. Coming off the back of a 2-0 win over Western Conference title contender Sporting KC last time out, the hosts on Sunday have now won four of their last five and have begun climbing up the table. While key man Ignacio Piatti has stolen the show in the final third by scoring four in his last three for Montreal, it has been in defense where they have really begun to catch the eye. Garde’s side have now kept a clean sheet in their last three matches on the bounce and will fancy their chances of carrying on thier impressive record against a Colorado Rapids side who have been worryingly inconsistent this year. Now sat just three points off bottom spot in the Eastern Conference, Anthony Hudson’s side are coming off the back to fellow strugglers Seattle Sounders and The Rapids have now lost 10 of their last 13 in all competitions. Even more worrying for Colorado, in their last six matches away from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, they have only recorded a single goal.
Tip: Montreal Impact win to nil @ 21/10
03:30 Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire
Two sides that are enduring battles in the middle of their respective divisions, it has all the makings of a matchup that will see Vancouver and Chicago pick up a single point. For The Fire, they are coming off the back of a 3-2 win over New York City but, the visitors on Sunday have now drawn three of their last five outings. While both teams sit sixth in their tables, it will be their defensive records that will cause Veljko Paunović and Carl Robinson the most concern. With Chicago conceding 31 and The Whitecaps shipping 35 in return, they both hold one of the worst defensive tallies in both the Western and Eastern Conferences. Backing Sunday’s match at the BC Place Stadium to end in a draw at 11/4 seems like the most logical bet here.
Tip: Draw @ 11/4
Our Sunday football accumulator
Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United – Josef Martinez to score anytime @ 1/1
Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids – Montreal Impact win to nil @ 21/10
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Chicago Fire – Draw @ 11/4
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