Picks and Predictions for USL Championship Games on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
We have two midweek USL Championship games to bet on this Wednesday, June 22. Before we dive into my USL Championship predictions and picks, we need to examine the schedule.
- Memphis 901 vs. FC Tulsa
- New Mexico United vs. Rio Grande Valley FC
In the early kick-off, high-flying Memphis 901 welcomes FC Tulsa to Tennessee. Next up, Rio Grande Valley FC will aim to snap New Mexico United’s five-game winning streak in Albuquerque.
Without further ado, let’s get stuck into my predictions for USL Championship games on Wednesday, June 22.
Memphis 901 vs. FC Tulsa Prediction
Memphis 901 sits second in the Eastern Conference – 14 points clear of ninth-place FC Tulsa – after suffering just three losses in 14 league games this season.
A run of seven wins in eight games between mid-April and early June catapulted Ben Pirmann’s boys up the standings. Although they have taken one point from their past two outings, they remain one point behind first-place Louisville City.
Not only do they have the second-best offensive record, but they also boast the second-best defensive record. With the number 14 in the goals against column, Memphis should be more than satisfied.
By contrast, FC Tulsa has the second-worst defensive record in the East. Having conceded 29 goals in 15 matches, Donovan Ricketts’ men look set to struggle on Wednesday.
- Atlanta United 2 – 36
- FC Tulsa – 29
- Charleston Battery – 28
- Loudoun United – 27
- New York Red Bulls 2 – 25
To make matters worse for the Oklahomans, they have failed to win any of their last five USL Championship games. When you look at the bigger picture, they have lost seven of their previous 11 outings across all competitions.
You shouldn’t be shocked that I’m backing Memphis to extend Tulsa’s winless run to six games on Wednesday.
New Mexico United vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Prediction
Can anyone stop New Mexico United right now?
Zach Prince’s boys head into Wednesday’s clash on a five-game winning streak, having dispatched Charleston, Phoenix, Indy Eleven, Orange County, and Oakland. As a result, they find themselves third in the Western Conference.
But New Mexico isn’t just a one-trick pony. At the opposite end of the field, the team from Albuquerque has conceded the fewest number of goals in the West this season.
- New Mexico United – 10
- Sacramento Republic – 11
- San Antonio FC – 13
- Colorado Springs Switchbacks – 16
- Las Vegas Lights – 21
As for the Toros, they sit seventh in the standings – three points behind New Mexico. It is worth noting, however, that New Mexico has three games in hand over Rio Grande Valley.
Although the Texans have won seven of their 16 league matches in 2022, they have managed to register a solitary draw. That means only last-place Monterey Bay has suffered more defeats than Rio Grande’s eight this year.
I fully expect the hosts to clinch their sixth straight victory on Wednesday. After all, New Mexico is the most in-form team in the USL Championship at the moment.
Top USL Championship Picks for Wednesday, June 22
I have scoured the best soccer betting sites to find the top USL Championship picks for Wednesday, June 22. You can find my recommended wagers below.
Memphis 901 boasts the second-best offensive record in the East, while FC Tulsa has the second-worst defensive record. For that reason, I suggest backing Memphis with a -1 handicap. I can see the Tennesseans securing a high-scoring victory on Wednesday.
In my eyes, the odds for New Mexico to beat Rio Grande Valley FC are good enough as they are. The chance to double your money by backing a team on a five-game winning streak is an opportunity not to be missed.