Major League Soccer Predictions and Picks – Sunday, June 19 (2022)

| June 16, 2022 3:08 am PDT

Several heavy hitters are in action in Major League Soccer this Sunday, June 19. Defending MLS Cup champion New York City hosts the Colorado Rapids, who finished atop the Western Conference last season.

New England – the 2021 Supporters’ Shield winner – hosts Minnesota, while Inter Miami visits Atlanta. The fourth and final clash sees in-form Nashville welcome struggling Sporting KC to GEODIS Park.

I have already shared my predictions and picks for Saturday’s MLS games. In this post, however, I will be focusing solely on my MLS predictions and picks for Sunday, June 19. Let’s start by checking out the latest MLS odds.

Major League Soccer Odds for Sunday, June 19

  • Atlanta United (-230) vs. Inter Miami (+660)
  • New England Revolution (-170) vs. Minnesota United (+425)
  • New York City (-180) vs. Colorado Rapids (+490)
  • Nashville SC (-150) vs. Sporting Kansas City (+455)

I took these Major League Soccer odds from the BetOnline sportsbook. As you can see, BetOnline heavily favors all four home teams to win on Sunday.

Atlanta United is the biggest favorite, but New York City, New England, and Nashville are all expected to make light work of their respective visitors. Can any of the outsiders upset the MLS odds?

MLS Predictions for Sunday, June 19

It’s time to get stuck into my Major League Soccer predictions for Sunday, June 19. I will be sharing my predictions for all MLS games on Sunday before going over Sunday’s top MLS betting picks.

Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami Prediction

All of a sudden, Atlanta United sits two points and two places behind Inter Miami in the Eastern Conference. When did that happen?

Well, the Five Stripes have only managed to win one of their last eight MLS outings – registering three draws and four losses along the way. It is also worth noting that Atlanta heads into Sunday’s clash on a three-game winless run.

Meanwhile, Inter Miami travels to Georgia on a four-game unbeaten streak. After drawing with DC United and Philadelphia Union, the Herons secured back-to-back wins over the Red Bulls and Portland at the end of May.

Let’s not forget that Phil Neville’s men lost six of their first ten matches, though. Despite their impressive recent form, I can see them struggling to claim all three points at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

My Prediction for Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami: Draw

New England Revolution vs. Minnesota United Prediction

On Wednesday, the Revs extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-1 draw against Orlando City. Carles Gil grabbed New England’s goal, taking his tally for the season to four goals and seven assists.

Across the past ten rounds,
only three teams in the Eastern Conference have picked up more points than New England. The 2021 Supporters’ Shield winners made a shaky start to the season, but they are heading in the right direction again.

By contrast, Minnesota has managed to win just one of their last six MLS clashes – suffering four defeats in the process. To make matters worse for the Loons, only last-place SKC has scored fewer goals in the Western Conference this year.

I’m backing Bruce Arena’s boys to extend their unbeaten run to eight games with a straightforward victory over off-form Minnesota.

My Prediction for New England Revolution vs. Minnesota United: New England Revolution

New York City vs. Colorado Rapids Prediction

Can anyone stop New York City?

Not only have the 2021 MLS Cup champions won their last six games in all competitions, but they have also avoided defeat in each of their previous 11. Better still, they head into the weekend on the back of five straight clean sheets.

FEWEST GOALS CONCEDED – MLS (2022)

  • New York City – 10
  • Philadelphia Union – 10
  • FC Dallas – 13
  • LA Galaxy – 15
  • Minnesota United – 15

It’s safe to say that things are going pretty well at the opposite end of the field, too. Thanks largely to the exploits of 2022 Golden Boot winner Valentin Castellanos, the Bronx Blues are the second-highest scorers in the East.

The Rapids have lost four of their past six matches across all competitions and have only managed to win three of their previous 12. The contrasting form of these two sides suggests that NYCFC will claim all three points on Sunday.

My Prediction for New York City vs. Colorado Rapids: New York City

Nashville SC vs. Sporting Kansas City Prediction

Sporting KC is rooted at the foot of the Western Conference after winning just three of their 16 MLS outings this season. The Wizards are the lowest scorers in the West, while no team has conceded more goals.

It doesn’t get much worse than that.

On the flip side, Nashville has picked up two wins and two draws across the past four rounds. When you look at the bigger picture, the Boys in Gold have suffered a solitary defeat in their previous nine clashes in all competitions.

Sixth-place Nashville leads last-place SKC by ten points. With that in mind, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that I’m backing the team from Tennessee to crush the Kansas City strugglers.

My Prediction for Nashville SC vs. Sporting Kansas City: Nashville SC

Best MLS Bets for Sunday, June 19

Since the odds for all the home wins are relatively low, I have decided to explore the handicap markets and goal-based wagers for Sunday’s Major League Soccer picks. Let’s go over the best MLS bets for Sunday, June 19.

Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami – Over 2.5 Goals+100
New England Revolution vs. Minnesota United – Both Teams to Score-125
New York City vs. Colorado Rapids – New York City (-1)+150
Nashville SC vs. Sporting Kansas City – Nashville SC to Win-150

This season, ten of Atlanta’s 13 MLS games have produced over 2.5 goals. For that reason, I expect the Five Stripes and Inter Miami to dish up a high-scoring encounter in Georgia.

In my eyes, the BTTS wager is the best bet for New England Revolution vs. Minnesota United. Why? Because 12 of New England’s 15 MLS clashes have seen both teams score.

New York City is priced at just -180 to beat Colorado. Since the reigning MLS Cup champs are the second-highest scorers in the Eastern Conference, I recommend backing them with the -1 handicap.

Last but not least, I’m confident that Nashville will get the better of lowly Sporting KC. Nashville’s price of -150 is the most attractive price for a home win on Sunday, so I’m happy to opt for that.

For more advice about how and where to bet on Major League Soccer, head over to our MLS betting guide.

Major League Soccer Betting Guide

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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