Chicago Fire vs. Louisville City
The Fire enter as heavy favourites, but their 3-1 loss to FC Dallas last week will still be in the mind of Chicago’s players. Fortunately for the Fire, Louisville also suffered defeat on Sunday, setting us up for what should be a fun affair in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. Chicago do have an experienced upper-hand in this tournament though, and with 48 wins and 117 goals next to their name, the Fire should comfortably move on to the semi-finals.
Los Angeles FC vs. Portland Timbers
Just four days on from a 0-0 draw, LAFC and the Timbers square off once again, this time in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. Three wins stand between Los Angeles and their first ever piece of hardware, but the Timbers 14 match unbeaten run makes Portland a serious chance. Both of these clubs are quite even in terms of talent, and with a chance to eventually win the trophy on the line, both LA and Portland will play their top lineups. Since a draw isn’t an option in the Open Cup, it’s worth jumping on Portland and their long undefeated streak at these odds.
Parramatta Eels vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
Two bottom-dwellers square off tonight, in a game that could help decide the wooden spoon race. The Eels came close to pinching the points against the Knights last week, while the Bulldogs were completely outclassed against the Rabbitohs. Points have proved hard to come by for both sides at times, but the Eels have to hold their heads high following a pretty competitive month of footy. Canterbury’s 2-7 record on the road should see the Dogs earn a second straight loss.