Soccer betting odds within the MLS have changed dramatically since the opening week of matchday action. We’re witnessing prices decline on New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders, as they’re both dominating their conferences, respectively. We cannot ignore the likes of Philadelphia Union, La Galaxy, or Orlando City had a chance at claiming this year’s MLS Cup either. And with that said, let us preview the latest odds with some analysis of the favourites for the MLS Cup 2021.
MLS Cup 2021 Favourites: New England Revolution +425
New England Revolution completely controls the MLS Eastern Conference; throughout twenty-five fixtures, they’ve impressively won seventeen of those encounters (drawing four, losing four).
When it comes to goal scoring, no team in either conference has come close to the Revolution’s goal tally of forty-seven, and they own a comfortable fourteen-point gap between themselves and second-place Nashville.
For the reasons above, they’re dropping in value to win the MLS Cup each week and are currently the favourites to take it all.
Defensively, you don’t expect the number one team to allow so many goals (29), but their attacking prowess makes up the difference to secure more wins than not. And with Gustavo Bou, Adam Buska, and Carles Gil in their squad, we shouldn’t be so surprised the Revolution are conquering the Eastern Conference this term.
The best online bookies have reduced their odds-on New England to +425 (4/1) from their season-opening odds, which sat in a four-figure odds bracket. Bettors should expect this price to reduce with their continuous solid performances.
MLS Cup 2021 Odds: Seattle Sounders +475
On the opposite end of MLS, conference dominance lies with the Seattle Sounders, who’re currently leading the Western Conference. However, with a mere two-point lead over Sporting KC, the Sounder’s aren’t delivering the fearless performances of their 1st place counterparts in the Eastern Conference.
The likes of Fredy Montero, Rual Ruidiaz, Stefan Frei, and Nicolas Lodeiro have played vital roles in assisting the Sounders in winning thirteen of their twenty-three fixtures this season (drawing six, losing four).
One attribute where the Sounders outperform New England is their defense, having allowed just nineteen goals so far. They say, “defense wins championships”, and this motto could make its stamp should Seattle continue their solid defensive skills. Their current form is solid, having won four of their previous five fixtures.
MLS Cup 2021 Odds: Sporting Kansas City +600
Forty-three points and twelve victories have positioned Sporting Kansas City as the third betting favourites, which is with great thanks to their goal-scoring abilities. Thirty-nine goals scored makes them the top goal-scoring team within the Western Conference, and New England is the only team with more goals across the two conferences.
Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi combined have scored twenty of those nineteen goals, and a lot of their victories can be based on these key player performances. And, despite the Sounders incredible form, Kansas are just two points away from taking top place, and they could undoubtedly steal 1st position before the season’s end.
With that said, Kansas should be confident in keeping their playoff position and if they can avoid the stronger teams early on, don’t be surprised to see Kansas City make a run for the MLS Cup this year.
MLS Cup 2021 Odds: Orlando City +1000
Nobody predicted that Orlando City would have such a positive run this season, currently sitting in third place with two games in hand against top positioned New England. This squad has only lost one more game (5) than New England (4), and they only trail behind 2nd placed Nashville by a mere three points.
Former Manchester United star Nani is proving his worth, and although he isn’t the same prime player he once was, he is undoubtedly one of the best players this season.
Nani, Daryl Dike, and Alexandre Pato are a dangerous trio of skilled players and Orlando’s chances of making a serious MLS Cup run.
MLS Cup 2021 Odds
- New England Revolution +425
- Seattle Sounders +475
- Sporting Kansas City +475
- Orlando City FC +1000
- Colorado Rapids +1100
- Nashville +1200
- New York City +1400
- LAFC +1400
- LA Galaxy +1800
- Philadelphia Union +1800
- Portland Timbers +2200
- DC United +2500
- Rest of the league – +3000 and above