Ace Football presents detailed betting tips on the upcoming Leagues Cup games of the week.
As we prepare for the first knockout stage of the Leagues Cup, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming matches.
Here are three betting tips for the last-32 round of the Leagues Cup.
Goals likely on both sides when Columbus meet Minnesota
Minnesota have scored seven goals in their two opening games in the tournament. Their brilliant attacking displays were a continuation of their MLS form.
We expect the Loons to find the back of the net again when they meet Columbus. However, the hosts’ fantastic attacking stats on home soil suggest they will also have a good chance of scoring on Saturday.
Back Inter Miami to continue winning streak with Messi
Lionel Messi’s magic has helped Inter Miami regain their best form in recent weeks, beating Atlanta United and Cruz Azul in their first two matches.
Orlando City come into the game on the back of a narrow win over Santos Laguna. The Lions have shown impressive attacking form in MLS this season. However, their defensive stats in away games suggest Inter Miami are the favourites to reach the next round.
Don’t expect goals when Dallas host Mazatlan
Dallas have struggled to score in their away games this season. The last time they registered more than one goal in an away match was in September last year when they smashed Minnesota 3-0.
We don’t expect this trend to change against Mazatlan, who have scored twice in their last five home games.
Both sides are expected to take conservative approaches to the game, hoping to score on individual mistakes and counter-attacks.