Teams looking for their first title square off on Saturday when Los Angeles FC battles the Philadelphia Union in the 2022 MLS Cup final. LAFC features a star-studded lineup, which includes the likes of Carlos Vela and Giorgio Chiellini. LAFC secured an emphatic 3-0 victory over Austin FC to reach the 2022 MLS Cup final, while the Union knocked off NYCFC, the defending champions, 3-1. These two teams settled for a 2-2 draw in their only meeting this season.
Kickoff from Banc of America Stadium in Los Angeles is set for 4 p.m. ET. The latest LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union odds from Caesars Sportsbook list LAFC as the -145 favorites (risk $145 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line. Philadelphia is the +340 underdog, a draw is priced at +310, and the over/under for goals is 2.5. Before making any Philadelphia Union vs. LAFC picks, you have to see the 2022 MLS Cup predictions from SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for more than five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 143-110-1 on his soccer picks in 2022, returning more than $2,000 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union from every angle. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Philadelphia Union vs. Los Angeles FC:
- LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union spread: LAFC -0.5 (-130)
- LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union over/under: 2.5 goals
- LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union money line: LAFC -145, Union +340, Draw +310
- LAFC: Cristian Arango has scored 18 goals this season
- PHI: The Union gave up just 26 goals during the regular season
- LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Los Angeles FC
LAFC scored 66 goals in the regular season, which helped Steve Cherundolo's side record 21 wins. LAFC have scored two or more goals in four of their last five games, and they registered 22 shots in the 3-0 victory over Austin last Sunday. Cristian Arango opened the scoring for LAFC in the 29th minute against Austin. Arango has registered 18 goals and four assists this season, proving just how dangerous he is in the final third.
Carlos Vela is also a proven playmaker on LAFC's roster. The 33-year-old has 12 goals and 11 assists this season and he posses the quality to take over any match. In addition, LAFC have lost just one of their last 12 home games.
Why you should back the Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia features a disciplined back line that gave up just 26 goals in 34 regular season matches. The Union have conceded only one goal in their last three games and they boast the league's top goalkeeper. Andre Blake won the 2022 Goalkeeper of the Year award, becoming the first player in MLS history to receive the award three times in his career. He recorded 14 shutouts this season, which is one of the main reasons why the Union finished as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
In addition to a strong defense, Philadelphia features the league's most efficient offense. The Union scored 72 goals this season, six more than the next closest team (LAFC).
How to make Philadelphia Union vs. LAFC picks
Sutton has analyzed the LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union match from all sides, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also has a confident best bet and a full breakdown of this match. He's sharing his 2022 MLS Cup picks only at SportsLine.
So who wins Los Angeles FC vs. Philadelphia Union in the 2022 MLS Cup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Philadelphia Union vs. LAFC, all from the soccer expert who is up more than $2,000 on his soccer picks in 2022.