Real Salt Lake won the MLS in 2009 after a penalty shootout against LA Galaxy. Since that time they’ve finished runners-up in a couple of competitions, but there hasn’t been much to shout-out about. Everything being said, Real Salt Lake impressed me last season, especially toward the back end of the season, with their goalscoring capabilities. Real Salt Lake may not have been a force in the league overall, but they were a disrupting side to the other sides Championship hopes.
Real Salt Lake: Major League Soccer, Style of Play
Real Salt Lake usually line up in a 3-5-1 or a 3-4-3 formation which means they can overload defences with their midfield movement. Aaron Herrera is a key player in the side’s creativity as he floats in between the lines of play. Last season Aaron Herrera helped himself to ten assists for the Real Salt Lake.
Real Salt Lake Stats to Use
Real Salt Lake were among the top five goal-scoring sides in the Eastern and Western Conference. They have no issues scoring goals with an average of 1.76 goals scored at home during the 2021 season; it was their away form where they lost 70% of their games. They conceded an average of 1.8 goals away last season, which is signs of a much more vulnerable side away from home. One of the best markets that Real Salt Lake offered last season for good betting odds were the totals markets. Over 2.5 goals landed with an average of 3 goals at home, and 3.18 goals away all season.
For sharp betting tips you should check out our Over/Under 2.5 picks
Real Salt Lake: MLS Standings & MLS Predictions this season
There will be a faction of fans that will not give Real Salt Lake a chance to win the MLS this season. Perhaps the league’s 11th top spenders on their squad should be seen as a good side for the league but not one to compete for the Championship. I like an underdog, and a side capable of free-scoring should be considered a danger to the league. Ultimately, Real Salt Lake have one aspect of their game: the defense. Their off-season activity in the transfer market supports this idea as they transferred in two centre-backs and drafted a right back. I fancy them to be competing again this season.
For the latest odds on Real Salt Lake winning the MLS you should check out Sports Interactions future markets in the MLS
Real Salt Lake: Betting Picks, Moneyline & Parlays
The moneyline for Real Salt Lake would be best reserved for bets when they are playing at home given their 53% win ratio at home last season. However, it is in the corners market that Real Salt Lake offered one of the best values last season. Their games averaged 11.7 corners in away games last season. This is clearly a side press with the natural width and gets balls into the box from crossing positions. We will include Real Salt Lake in many of our parlays for the new season. Check out our parlay pages here
Canada MLS: Best Bookmakers
Choosing the right bookmaker for MLS betting is important due to the opening lines time differences and the different value offered on these lines. We have carefully selected our favorite bookmakers that have different strengths for varied wagering.
Sports Interaction are a firm Canadian favorite and have been serving Canadian sports betting fans since 1997. It is with a strong reputation that Sports Interaction are able to provide a safe playing environment with good odds, a slick website and only for Canadians. The exotic bets at Sports Interaction are a gear above most other companies and goes down as one of our favorites for player markets.
Betway are a global brand that is well known for its excellent customer service, strong loyalty bonuses, and speedy payout times. Their moneyline odds are usually pretty strong in the MLS, but they also have virtually every other sports imaginable to gamble on also. In big games and cups you will find Betway open up lines with enhanced odds and elevated parlays. Check out our review of Betway here.
888Sport have got a decent website, easy to navigate and responsive for those live betting fans. 888Sport offer a very good welcoming offer for new players, whilst still ensuring that their existing players are offered incremental bonuses to thank their loyalty. Payout times on withdrawals are a little slower than Betway or Sports Interaction, but their customer service is excellent, as you would expect from a global brand. Click here to sign-up on 888sport.
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