With the 2020 USL season getting set for its upcoming postseason, it’s time to take a look at the top games on this week’s schedule. With the Pittsburgh Riverhounds already having clinched a berth in the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, let’s find out which other teams could potentially punch their tickets, along with their USL odds.
2020 USL Championship Top Games Of the Week to Bet On
LA Galaxy II (6-5-0) vs. Las Vegas Lights FC (2-6-3)
With five games remaining, the LA Galaxy II are sitting in third place in group B with 18 points. Los Dos comes into this affair fresh off a humbling 3-0 shutout loss against San Diego on Wednesday. Las Vegas is in last place in group B with nine points. The Lights have lost two straight including a pitiful 5-1 defeat against Phoenix on Friday.
LA has scored 19 goals this season while allowing 22 goals defensively. Las Vegas has been limited to just six goals this season while conceding 16. The Galaxy beat the Lights 4-3 on August 30 and have won three of the last five meetings in this rivalry while adding a pair of draws along the way.
Los Angeles might not be an elite title contender this season, but Las Vegas can barely score at all this year. The Galaxy II have far too much to lay for as they look to scratch out a playoff berth and that’s why the Galaxy II are the ‘super easy’ pick in this one!
Pick: LA Galaxy II 4 Las Vegas 1
Indy Eleven (7-1-4) vs. Louisville City FC (7-2-3)
Indy Eleven is in second place in the group E standings with 22 points. They’ve scored 18 goals this season while allowing 12 goals defensively. Indy comes into this affair fresh off a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City II on Wednesday. Louisville FC is sitting atop the group E standings with 23 points. They’ve scored 19 goals this season while conceding 10 defensively. Louisville comes into this matchup fresh off a convincing 3-0 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium
- TV: ESPN+
Louisville is unbeaten in their last seven games while recording four wins along the way. More importantly, Louisville has gone an unblemished 3-2-0 in their last five meetings against Indy Eleven and just recorded a convincing 3-1 road win over the Eleven on Sept. 5. Louisville will be motivated and focused in this one as they complete the regular season sweep against an Indy Eleven team that just doesn’t match up well against them.
Pick: Louisville 3 Indy Eleven 1
San Antonio FC (8-3-1) vs. Austin Bold FC (3-6-2)
San Antonio FC is sitting atop the group D standings with 27 points. They’ve scored an impressive 24 goals while allowing nine goals defensively. San Antonio had their four-game winning streak snapped in their crushing 2-1 loss against El Paso on Saturday that denied them from clinching their first playoff berth since 2017.
Austin is sitting in third place in the group D standings with 15 points. The Bold FC have scored 22 goals this season while allowing 21 goals defensively. Austin comes into this matchup fresh off a 2-2 draw against Tulsa last Tuesday, with their Saturday date against Rio Grande Valley being postponed.
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Toyota Field
- TV: ESPN+
While these rivals have split their last five meetings evenly (2-1-2) and played to a 1-1 draw the last time they met on Aug. 15, San Antonio won each of the previous two meetings in dominating fashion by recording a 4-2 road win on Aug. 1 following their 3-0 home win in July of 2019.
While Austin has recorded four draws in their last five matches, San Antonio has gone a red-hot 4-0-1 over their last five. More importantly, San Antonio will be highly motivated after failing to lock down a playoff berth the last time out. This one will be quite a battle, but I like San Antonio to get it done in a thriller.
Pick: San Antonio 3 Austin 2
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