Predictions and Best Bets for MLS Games on Wednesday (October 27, 2021)

| October 25, 2021 6:44 am PDT

As we approach the business end of the 2021 Major League Soccer season, the games are coming thick and fast. There is another jam-packed midweek schedule on Wednesday, October 27, with 11 clashes taking place.

Fresh from clinching their first-ever Supporters’ Shield, the Revs welcome the Rapids to Gillette Stadium in the early kick-off. Elsewhere, Nashville visits Cincinnati, while New York City hosts Chicago Fire.

I will be sharing my predictions for those three games below, along with the rest of my MLS predictions for Wednesday. I will also provide my top betting picks for Wednesday’s MLS games at the end of this post.

New England Revolution to Beat Colorado Rapids

Despite drawing 2-2 with Orlando at the weekend, New England was awarded the Supporters’ Shield following the Sounders’ loss to Sporting KC.

Bruce Arena’s men find themselves 12 points clear of second-place Seattle in the overall standings – and a whopping 21 points ahead of Philly in the Eastern Conference! With only a handful of regular-season games remaining, the Revs are uncatchable.

It is worth noting, however, that Colorado sits fourth in the overall standings. Although the Rapids trail New England by 15 points, they have already booked their spot in the playoffs.

Robin Fraser’s side beat Portland 2-1 on Saturday, meaning they have lost just two of their last 17 outings. That said, they have drawn seven matches in that time – limiting them to eight wins.

On the flip side, the Revs have won 14 of their past 19 games and have only suffered one defeat along the way. That’s why I’m backing the newly-crowned Supporters’ Shield champions to claim all three points on Wednesday.

Nashville SC to Beat FC Cincinnati

Believe it or not, Nashville heads into Wednesday’s clash with Cincinnati on a six-game winless run. The team from Tennessee registered five straight draws before losing 1-0 to Philly last time out.

Still, the Boys in Gold remain third in the East and are on course to qualify for the playoffs. Boasting the best defensive record in the division, Nashville should dispatch low-scoring Cincy without any problems.

The Orange & Blue find themselves rooted to the foot of the standings – six points adrift of second-bottom Toronto and 29 points behind Nashville – having won just four of their 31 matches this year.

Worse still, Cincy was crushed 5-1 by Inter Miami at the weekend. They have now lost each of their previous nine games and have the worst offensive and defensive records in the division.

This matchup provides Nashville with the ideal opportunity to return to winning ways and get back on track.

New York City FC to Beat Chicago Fire

Heading into last weekend on a six-match winless streak, New York City needed a big performance. Thankfully, that’s exactly what they produced.

Ronny Deila’s men hammered DC United 6-0 on Saturday, enjoying 66% possession in the process. Having racked up 21 shots – 15 of which were on target – they could have scored more.

Once again, Valentin Castellanos was the star of the show at Yankee Stadium. The Argentine DP bagged a brace last time out, taking his tally for the season to 15 goals and seven assists in 29 MLS appearances.

In fairness to the Fire, they have upped their game in recent weeks. After drawing with New England, they beat Cincy before getting the better of Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Even so, they remain third from bottom in the East – ten points behind fifth-place NYCFC.

Following New York City’s six-goal demolition of DC, I expect Deila’s side to overcome Chicago on Wednesday.

Other MLS Predictions for Wednesday, October 27

Here are the rest of my predictions for Wednesday’s MLS games.

  • Philadelphia Union to Beat Toronto FC
  • Atlanta United and Inter Miami to Draw
  • New York Red Bulls to Beat DC United
  • Orlando City SC to Beat Columbus Crew
  • Real Salt Lake to Beat FC Dallas
  • Sporting Kansas City to Beat LA Galaxy
  • Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes to Draw
  • Vancouver Whitecaps and Minnesota United to Draw

High-flying Philly should make light work of TFC, while in-form RBNY will be confident of taking advantage of a low-on-confidence DC outfit.

I also expect Orlando to get the better of Columbus, RSL to dispatch Dallas, and Sporting KC to overcome the inconsistent Galaxy.

I’m confident that we’ll see a handful of draws on Wednesday, too. There is very little to separate a number of teams facing off this week, so we are bound to get some stalemates.

Best MLS Bets for Wednesday, October 27

Having scoured the best Major League Soccer betting sites, here are my top MLS picks for Wednesday, October 27.

  • New York City FC to Beat Chicago Fire (1.50)
  • Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami – Both Teams to Score (1.70)
  • Sporting Kansas City to Beat LA Galaxy (1.90)
  • New England Revolution to Beat Colorado Rapids and Over 2.5 Goals (2.50)

If you’re looking for a safe MLS bet for Wednesday, look no further than New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire. Backing the hosts to beat the visitors makes perfect sense here, given that NYCFC crushed DC 6-0 on Saturday.

Considering Atlanta and Inter Miami’s recent scoring records, I’m confident that both sides will hit the target in that fixture.

Sporting KC shouldn’t struggle to overcome LA Galaxy. The Wizards have won five of their previous seven games, while the Galaxy have won just two of their past 12 outings.

Finally, I’m backing New England to secure a high-scoring victory over Colorado. The Revs are averaging exactly two goals per game this year and have won 14 of their last 19 MLS games.

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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