The Canadian Premier League is growing in standard rapidly. Despite being one of the newest top-flight leagues globally, the CPL is already moving players out of the league to the MLS and Europe. Canadian Men’s football is going through a boom period both domestically and internationally. I couldn’t be any more proud of the league, and watching these players grow is a sight to behold. Let’s have a look at how the CPL is shaping up.
Canadian Premier League Predictions this season: Winners
Being consistently exceptional in the league is not enough in the CPL. The regular season has the playoff finale where one of the top sides will walk away league champions despite their league finish. Therefore, choosing an outright winner can be tricky, but there are some heavy hitters with good foundations in different areas that should be considered.
Forge were not the most exciting team last season, but certainly one of the best sides you would have come across in the CPL. Their diligent defending was extremely notable, having only conceded an average of 0.87 in all games. Defending so well both home and away meant Forge FC kept the most clean sheets in the league. Forge did manage to finish second in the league for goals scored with 42, an average of 1.4 per game. With two fundamental areas so well distilled, we would choose Forge as our favorite for to win the title this year. You can view the latest odds on CPL Champions here at Betway
Pacific FC plays, arguably, the best soccer in the league. They move the ball from side to side well, waiting for opportunities to play decisive balls forward into opposition territory. Their ability to finish off games was documented in the 2021 season, finishing with the leagues most goals at 50, an average of 1.67. Pacific conceded more goals at home than away, which would suggest their over-zealous approach in front of their fans. This makes Pacific a prime bet for the BTTS markets.
Cavalry had a disappointing season last term despite the signs of early hopes. They just struggled to score enough goals overall with a base average of 1.21 per game, from which most were actually scored away from home. A tight defensive unit that should have achieved last season after leading the league for periods in 2021 season. I believe Cavalry will be stronger this season but will need to get the totals average up if they are going to compete with Forge and Pacific.
Canadian Premier League Predictions: Top Goalscorer
Top Goalscorer is a nice trophy to win! I won it once in one of my good ol’ seasons, it didn’t happen again, but I did manage to claim the number 9 shirt for the rest of my career!
Pacific’s attacking midfielder had a good showing last term and could be an outside bet to push for the top goalscorer award. He ghosts into the box on the attack and is a very effective finisher. Bustos’s ability to score goals could be hampered if Pacific line up to be more defensive this season.
HFX Wanderers scored 28 goal in total last season and this man Joao Morelli scored 50% of them! He is a devastating finisher, and seems to have found his home in the CPL at HFX. I would not bet against him finishing top goalscorer this season. If HFX commits more men forward in attack and gives him more chances, he could average a game with his ability.
Terran has a decent enough goalscoring record having spent seasons at Pacific. This term, his move to Forge could be a fruitful one for Forge and a regret for Pacific. I expect him to make the side and score goals for a team that are already good going forward. I see huge benefit for a striker because you are sound defensively, it enables you to be more creative and fearless in the final third. He could be devastating this year.
When do we publish CPL Picks, Predictions & Tips
Our expert picks will be published at least 24 hours before kick off. We love the Canadian Premier League and you will find a whole host of different bet types from moneyline bets to exotic bets to fit with any type of strategy. The CPL was a particularly strong league for our picks last season and we expect to replicate that again this term.
Betting on the Canadian Premier League: Best Bookmakers
Bonuses, enhanced bets and specials, these are just some of the factors we consider when we think about the best bookmakers for CPL betting. We have our favorites!
Betway have some of the best odds you will find in the asian handicap bets and totals markets. We like to mix in MLS betting on parlays and Betway offer good odds for these types of blended combo bets. Combine quality live betting action with smart streaming and you have a mixture of success with Betway.You can join Betway and bet on the CPL here
Sports Interaction are a reputable, safe and secure bookmaker in Canada that has been in the game a long time. First opened in 1997, SI have become one of the best bookmakers in Canada. Their moneyline always offer decent odds in the CPL and MLS soccer. The website is one of the best we have tried too.
888Sport are growing and growing in popularity given their nice bonuses for new and existing players. The soccer odds are always good, and they have some of the most diverse markets you will find. They are quick to produce opening lines on fixtures and this can help if you are doing over-days parlays. Click here to sign-up on 888sport.
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