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This Weekend’s Best Soccer Bets: Finding Value in the Euro 2024 Qualifiers & the MLS

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Portugals forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Luxembourg during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group J qualification match on March 26 2023 Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD AFP

We’re back supplementing your betting needs for this weekend’s elite-level soccer fixtures across Europe and America’s top-flight leagues.

Continue reading our betting previews and soccer odds from the Euro 2024 qualifiers and the MLS fixtures involving Portugal vs. Bosnia, Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles FC, and more.

Best Soccer Bets for the Weekend

  • Portugal Half Time/Full Time (-163) at Bet365
  • Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles FC Both Teams to Score (-175) at Bet365

Portugal vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina

Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 02:45 PM EDT at Estádio Nacional


Portugal

Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifying campaign has begun with the perfect start. Roberto Martinez’s men won their first two Group J qualifiers with an aggregate score of 10-0, and it looks like another high-scoring affair is on the cards when they welcome Bosnia to the Estadio Nacional this weekend.

Positivity in Portugal is needed following an abysmal World Cup exit, and in their last four games in all competitions, we’ve seen 18 goals scored.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Don’t be surprised if the visitors pick up a goal while boasting the likes of Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic on their squad. However, a recent 2-0 loss to Slovakia doesn’t show much promise for their chances versus Portugal.

Euro 2024 Group J Qualifying

The UEFA Euro 2024 odds naturally favor Portugal, but there’s little value in the moneyline. With that said, the last time these two met, it ended in a 6-2 dismantling from the A Selecao, and a similar scoreline wouldn’t be surprising.

With that in mind, and in an attempt to avoid moneyline juice, backing Portugal to take an early lead and win this game at half-time and full-time holds decent value. The home side has won 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions at HT/FT, and we expect this trend to strengthen on Saturday.

Score Prediction: Portugal 4 – Bosnia 1

Supporting Trends

  • Portugal has won at HT/FT in 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions.
  • Portugal has scored 10 goals in their previous 2 Euro qualifiers.
  • Bosnia lost 2-0 to Slovakia last time out.

Soccer Pick: Portugal Half Time/Full Time (-163) at Bet365


Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles FC

Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 08:30 PM EDT at Children’s Mercy Park


Sporting Kansas City

Entering the weekend’s MLS schedule on the back of a 4-1 win over Austin FC, Sporting Kansas City will be confident in defending home turf once again as they welcome a familiar foe in Los Angeles FC.

Their success over Austin saw them reach a four-game unbeaten streak in the MLS, and three of those meetings were winning games. Furthermore, Sporting KC has won their last four home games and has netted at least two or more goals during that stretch.

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles returns to MLS action following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Houston Dynamo. This loss extended their winless record to six, and they’ve notably lost 5 of those 6.

In contrast, LAFC has stayed undefeated in 7 of their last 9 MLS games away from home. Moreover, history has seen this club score at least 1 goal in their previous 9 meetings with Kansas, thus making the goals market an intriguing wager.

MLS Prediction, Odds, & Trends

The MLS odds aren’t interesting this week, but if we pick a side, it would be Sporting KC. However, goals are expected.

Sporting KC have been unstoppable in front of goal in recent weeks, netting at least 2 goals in their last 4 MLS home games. We’ve also witnessed over 2.5 goals land in Kansas’s 4 most recent MLS home games; therefore, a wager on both teams finding the net is highly probable.

Score Prediction: Sporting Kansas City 2 – Los Angeles FC 2

Supporting Trends

  • Sporting KC has scored at least 2 goals in their previous 4 MLS home games.
  • Los Angeles has scored 1 or more goals in 9 previous encounters with Sporting KC.
  • Over 2.5 goals have landed in Sporting Kansas’ 4 most recent MLS home games.

Soccer Pick: Both Teams to Score (-175) at Bet365


Extra Weekend Soccer Best Bets

Faroe Islands vs. Czech Republic

UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying – Saturday, June 17

  • Czech Republic -1 Handicap (-138) at Bet365

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer – Saturday, June 17

  • San Jose ML (+105) at Bet365

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