When it comes to sports betting, there is no limit to what you can bet on. A league such as the USL for example, is a soccer league just below the MLS, and while it does not gain as much attention as the MLS does, it still is full of excitement and high level soccer.
If you are looking to get yourself involved in the USL, you will have to ensure that you are doing your research and understanding the teams in the league. Read up on some recent matches and find out how each team performs. Along with that, make sure that you are following the USL championship standings and livescores to ensure that you don’t miss anything. Here is a breakdown of some of the most recent USL Championship games.
Phoenix Rising FC vs El Paso Locomotive - October 24th
In terms of betting, this game was an absolute nightmare. Phoenix Rising was heavily favoured in this matchup paying out on 1.69 odds. Despite being huge favourites, Phoenix Rising was not able to win the game, instead, finishing in a 1-1 draw. For anyone who bet on the game finishing in a draw, they were quite happy with the result as it paid out in an excess of 4-1. Phoenix jumped out to an early lead that looked promising, however in the 60th minute El Paso was able to equalize and from there the game stayed tied till the very end. The game got rather physical as well, with seven yellow cards being handed out in total.
Louisville City FC vs Tampa Bay Rowdies - October 24th
October 24th proved to be a terrible day for anyone looking to bet on the favourites in the USL. Despite being heavy underdogs, the Tampa Bay Rowdies were able to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead before Louisville was finally able to score in the second half. They were unable to complete the comeback however as Tampa Bay was able to win 2-1, allowing people to cash in on a 4-1 payout for their money. These two games are great indicators of how ruthless sports betting can be at times.
Louisville City FC vs St. Louis FC - October 17th
Although Louisville got upset in the game mentioned above, this was not the case for their game on the 17th. Louisville was able to win by a score of 2-0 securing a 1.5-1 payout for anyone who bet on them. They were favourites in this match by a large amount and while they did score twice, the final goal came rather late into the game, making the game rather close. The early goal Louisville scored however was able to ease fans for the most part. St Louis was not able to get much going and have always seemed to struggle against Louisville, failing to score a single goal in their last three matches against them.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Charleston Battery - October 17th
Tampa Bay came into this game as the favourites and were able to come down with a victory, beating Charleston 1-0. The goal came rather late into the game however, leaving many wondering if the game was going to end as a draw. The two teams have played each other several times to mixed results, with Charleston winning two of the last three matches. It was surprising to see Tampa Bay favoured in this match despite previous matchups, however they proved that they were worth the money.
The best way to understand the USL and the teams behind it, is to sit down and watch some games for yourself. It is an exciting league and if you love soccer, you will enjoy watching these games. Who is your favourite team to watch?