Major League Soccer Predictions and Picks – Sunday, May 29 (2022)

| May 27, 2022 3:58 am PDT

The Major League Soccer action continues this Sunday, May 29, with two tasty matchups on the schedule. LA Galaxy and Austin meet for a top-five clash in the Western Conference, while Seattle hosts Charlotte in the late kick-off.

If you’re looking for picks and predictions for Sunday’s MLS games, you have come to the right place. I will be sharing my LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC prediction and my Seattle Sounders vs. Charlotte FC prediction, as well as picks for both games.

Before we get stuck into my MLS predictions and picks for Sunday, May 29, let’s check out the MLS betting odds.

MLS Odds for Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • LA Galaxy (-120); Draw (+310); Austin FC (+310)
  • Seattle Sounders (-165); Draw (+320); Charlotte FC (+470)

As you can see, BetOnline regards the Galaxy and Seattle as heavy home favorites. Can Austin or Charlotte upset the Major League Soccer odds?

Although Austin leads the Galaxy by four points in the Western Conference, Greg Vanney’s men have the home-field advantage on their side. It is also worth noting that Charlotte has accumulated three points more than Seattle this year.

Now that we’re up to speed with the latest MLS odds, it’s time to get stuck into my MLS predictions for Saturday, May 29.

LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC Prediction

The Galaxy made an impressive start to the 2022 MLS season, losing just two of their opening eight games. Thanks to wins over New York City, Charlotte, Portland, LAFC, and Nashville, Vanney’s men were in a strong position.

But they have failed to replicate their early-season form in recent weeks. Indeed, the Californians have managed to win just one of their previous five MLS outings – suffering three defeats in the process.

After losing 3-1 to Dallas, the Galaxy drew 1-1 with Minnesota before losing 3-0 to Houston last weekend. As a result, they head into Week 14 on a three-game winless run.

Meanwhile, Austin recorded a 2-2 draw against Orlando last time out. That means the Texans find themselves second in the Western Conference – two points behind first-place LAFC.

Josh Wolff’s boys have lost just three of their 13 MLS games this season, picking up seven wins and three draws along the way. Consequently, they are among the bookies’ favorites to win the 2022 MLS Cup.

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We all know that Austin endured a nightmare debut campaign in Major League Soccer, but they are a totally different team this year. In fact, they are only seven points shy of last season’s points total – and they still have 20 games to play!

The Texans are a different animal this season, so I can see them frustrating the Galaxy. Vanney’s men won’t go down without a fight, though, so I expect this clash to end in a draw.

Prediction for LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC: Draw

Seattle Sounders vs. Charlotte FC Prediction

By their own high standards, the Sounders have made a below-par start to 2022. Granted, they recently became the first MLS club to win the CONCACAF Champions League. But their domestic performances have suffered as a result.

Having taken four wins, one draw, and six losses from their first 11 MLS games, Brian Schmetzer’s men find themselves third from bottom in the West. Still, they have multiple games in hand over every other side in the conference.

It is also worth noting that the Sounders have won two of their past three outings. Thanks to victories over Minnesota and Houston, things look a lot brighter in Seattle.

On the flip side, Charlotte has made a steady start to life in Major League Soccer. The newcomers have registered five wins, one draw, and seven losses up to now, cementing seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte has already produced numerous standout displays. Karol Swiderski bagged back-to-back braces against New England and Cincinnati earlier in the season, while Daniel Rois and Cristian Ortiz have also starred.

That said,
the MLS debutants possess a couple of unwanted records. First, no team has lost more games than Charlotte this season. Worse still, Miguel Angel Ramirez’s boys are the second-lowest scorers in the league.

In my eyes, this matchup provides the Sounders with the perfect opportunity to kick-start their campaign. Anything other than a comfortable home win would be a big shock here.

Prediction for Seattle Sounders vs. Charlotte FC: Seattle Sounders

Top MLS Betting Picks for Sunday, May 29

It’s time to go over the best bets for Sunday’s MLS clashes. If you like the look of my picks, or you want to lay down your own wagers, be sure to use only the best Major League Soccer betting sites.

  • LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC – Over 3.5 Goals (+140)
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Charlotte FC – Seattle Sounders –1 Handicap (+180)

I predicted that the Galaxy and Austin will play out a draw in Los Angeles, but the draw bet is always a risky option. Instead, I recommend opting for the over 3.5 goals wager.

The Texans are the top scores in the West, having netted 27 goals this year. On top of that, nine of Austin’s 13 MLS games have dished up at least three goals. We should see plenty of goals in LA on Sunday.

As for Seattle vs. Charlotte, odds of -165 for the Sounders to win aren’t bad. But if you’re looking for a juicier price, why not throw the –1 handicap into the mix? Let’s face it – nobody would be shocked if Seattle thrashed Charlotte.

I have already published my predictions and picks for Saturday’s Major League Soccer clashes. With 12 games on Saturday’s schedule, there is no shortage of betting opportunities this weekend.

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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