MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI New England vs Los Angeles
Friday, December 5th, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The Los Angeles Galaxy look to send Landon Donovan out a champ, as LA hosts England for the MLS Cup Title.
The Galaxy has four MLS titles to their credit, and look to add one for the thumb, while New England looks to hoist their first ever MLS Cup Trophy. New England has gotten here on the strength of their offense, as you would know if you have been reading our previews and watching the matches. They have traveled in both playoff rounds and won both away matches, scoring 6 goals that contributed to the new aggregate playoff system.
However, there will be no aggregate today. There will be one match that decides the MLS Cup, so there is nothing else for the players to save their energy for. All the year's hard work, sweat, and tears of a long campaign will be decided in 90 minutes, unless of course we need more time than that to crown someone.
It was announced this week that Robbie Keane is taking home the MLS regular season MVP, and it is deserved. Keane came in 3rd place overall in goals scored with 19, and had teammate Zardes is right with him at 16, so those two were certainly the best tandem in the regular season. Keane has not contributed to the scoring sheet much in the post-season, but his presence alone makes the difference.
New England has 3 players with multiple goals scored in the post season, and they are simply the hottest club coming in the MLS. The Revs have only tasted defeat once sinceAugust 2, and we are in December playing for the finals now. That is 4 months of quality football and constant results along the way.
LA stumbled into the playoffs and were not playing their best soccer as the playoffs began, but have played well enough to get here, despite the 2 - 1 loss to Seattle on the away leg of the Conference finals. The 1 away goal aggregate was all that was needed, and it was enough.
We have covered these two clubs and all of these playoffs at Diamond, so we hope you have taken advantage of it this year. We will be back next year to do it again, with expansion teams coming in and another team leaving, so the geography of MLS will be changing into the next campaign. Be on the lookout for MLS team previews for next season, and don't forget to check out all of our European Football previews in the news feed.
All-time MLS Meetings:
34 MLS Meetings - New England Leads Series 13W - 12L - 9D
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New England +450 Los Angeles -160 Draw +275
New England +1 -130 Los Angeles -1 +110
Total O/U 2.5:
Over -125 Under +105
MLS Betting@Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
What have we done with New England all through the post-season? This might be a quick analysis, because even though LA may hold of a bit of a defensive edge, no one is going to simply shut down the Revolution.
Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that LA can actually score too, and we did cash the Over 2.5 in the Seattle / LA 2nd leg.
To the net we go, because there is too much on the line for these two to sit back and wait for it come to them. We all know what New England can do upfront, and that is plenty. Lee Nguyen is so patient, and looks so comfortable with a ball at his feet, and never seems rushed or out of control.
Jermaine Jones might have the biggest impact on this match, and it might not even be a lot on the score sheet, but it will come in the form of physical, active play. He loves to get dirty and has the experience to know how to play in big games.Charlie Davies leads MLS with 4 goals scored in the playoffs, tied with New York's Wright-Phillips, and Landon Donovan sits right behind him with 3 goals.
We know there is going to be scoring, and we will play it accordingly. Over 2.5 at -125 for a 2 - 1 minimum scoreline to cash our last ticket of the MLS Season!