MLS Betting – Everything You Need to Know
The MLS, also known as Major League Soccer, is the top football league in the United States of America. One of the most glamorous and fastest-growing competitions on the planet, which has seen legends such as David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic play there, MLS betting is always a thrilling and fun experience.
There are two types of MLS betting:
Match betting covers everything that you can bet on during a game, with bets placed either pre-match (before the match has kicked off) or in-play (after the match has kicked off).
There are literally hundreds of match betting markets for every single MLS game, with some of the most popular ones including:
- Both Teams To Score
- Correct Score
- Over/Under Total Goals
- First Goalscorer
- Anytime Goalscorer
Outright betting covers everything that will happen over the course of the season, with the most popular outright betting market in the MLS being:
- MLS Cup – Winner
Find the Best MLS Betting Sites in UK
MLS betting is available with all MLS betting sites in the UK, with many offering attractive welcome bonuses to entice new customers to bet with them.
With so many to choose from, it’s worth shopping around to see which betting sites have the best MLS odds. Betting.com has comprehensive and reliable reviews to help find the best MLS betting sites in the UK.
How We Rate Betting Sites for MLS
Betting.com only works with respectable betting sites, while we pride ourselves on giving reviews that are reliable, honest and trustworthy.
We rate betting sites for the MLS according to several different criteria, which are:
- Bonus Offers
- Sports Offers
- Betting Markets
- Live Betting
- Mobile App
Each betting site is rated out of 10 for each criteria, helping you to make the best possible choice.
You can read our reviews on the MLS bookmakers here.
More About MLS Betting
There are 249 MLS games per season, with literally hundreds of MLS betting markets available for each one. So whether it’s a big game at the Banc of California Stadium, Subaru Park or Yankee Stadium, every single kick, header or moment will be covered.
It’s always worth placing your bets pre-match, but MLS betting gets really interesting once the game has kicked off.
That’s what’s known as in-play betting, which is where you bet on the action as it unfolds, with the live odds changing depending on the state of the game.
Traditional match betting markets such as Win/Draw/Win remain available, but there are also specific in-play betting markets, including popular ones such as:
- Next Team To Score
- Next Player To Score
- Next Player To Be Carded
- Next Team To Win A Corner
MLS Picks & Predictions
The MLS is home to Los Angeles FC, New York City FC and Inter Miami, three of the biggest teams in the United States. It is also home to lesser-known teams such as Chicago Fire, Sporting Kansas City and Charlotte FC.
So keep up-to-date with all things USA football and give your bets the best chance of winning by reading our MLS picks and predictions, which are published on betting.com blog.
Check out our MLS Picks & Predictions page to learn more about this prestigious US football league.
MLS odds are calculated on the probability of something happening.
For example, the odds of New York City FC winning the MLS Cup are much shorter than the odds of Inter Miami, simply because the probability of New York City FC winning the MLS Cup is much higher.
If New York City FC win the MLS Cup after you placed a £10 bet on them to do so at 12/1, you would win £120. But if Inter Miami win the MLS Cup after you placed a £10 bet on them to do so at 150/1, you would win £1,500.
The MLS odds for individual games can often be short, especially when betting on Los Angeles FC, New York City FC or Philadelphia Union, so one way of increasing the odds is through accumulator betting.
More commonly referred to as an ‘acca’, accumulator betting is when you bet on two or more MLS games – betting on five teams is known as a ‘five-fold’ – but combine them into one bet.
Because the odds are multiplied, you’ll win an enhanced amount if all the selections in your acca are correct.
Check out our MLS odds page to learn more about this prestigious US football league.
MLS 2022/23 Overview
The MLS 2022/23 season will be played from Saturday 26th February to Saturday 5th November. It is made up of 28 teams, with each team playing 34 regular-season games. Fourteen teams then compete in the MLS Cup Playoffs, which culminate in the championship game, the MLS Cup.
As of July, Los Angeles FC are favourites to win the MLS Cup. That would be the first in their history, and the signing of Gareth Bale could help them get over the line. Philadelphia Union are second favourites, followed by New York City FC, who are defending champions after winning their first MLS Cup in 2021.
MLS Winners of the Last Seasons
- 2021 – New York City FC
- 2020 – Columbus Crew
- 2019 – Seattle Sounders
- 2018 – Atlanta United FC
- 2017 – Toronto FC
- 2016 – Seattle Sounders
- 2015 – Portland Timbers
- 2014 – Los Angeles Galaxy
MLS 2022/23 Competing Teams
Season start-end: 26th February – 5th November 2022
All teams and their home stadiums
- Atlanta United, FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Austin FC, Q2 Stadium
- Charlotte FC, Bank of America Stadium
- Chicago Fire FC, Soldier Field
- FC Cincinnati, TQL Stadium
- Colorado Rapids, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
- Columbus Crew, Lower.com Field
- FC Dallas, Toyota Stadium
- D.C. United, Audi Field
- Houston Dynamo FC, PNC Stadium
- LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Sports Park
- Los Angeles FC, Banc of California Stadium
- Minnesota United FC, Allianz Field
- Inter Miami CF, DRV PNK Stadium
- CF Montreal, Saputo Stadium
- Nashville SC, Geodis Park
- New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium
- New York City FC, Yankee Stadium
- New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Arena
- Orlando City SC, Exploria Stadium
- Philadelphia Union, Subaru Park
- Portland Timbers, Providence Park
- Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium
- San Jose Earthquakes, PayPal Park
- Seattle Sounders FC, Lumen Field
- Sporting Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Park
- Toronto FC, BMO Field
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC, BC Place
Reigning Champions: New York City FC
With 28 teams, 249 games, thousands of betting markets and some of the best-known players on the planet, the MLS is definitely one of the best football leagues to bet on. And with 2022/23 shaping up to be another incredible campaign, make sure to follow it every step of the way on betting.com.