Tasty prices aplenty, including former Tottenham attacker Dempsey, on MLS All-Stars roster to score in annual prestige friendly showcasing best US talent.
Tottenham Hotspur are the opposition for this year’s MLS All-Star game, and the best talent the American soccer league has to offer are a top-price 23/10 with bet365 for victory.
Across its 20 franchises, there are some famous names looking to undermine Spurs’ pre-season preparations ahead of their Premier League opener. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are 6/4 favourites with Coral, however, to win.
Bookies.com looks at five anytime scorer shouts from this annual encounter between MLS All-Stars and elite opposition.
Who better to start with than former Tottenham attacker Dempsey? Best known for his time across London at capital rivals Fulham, the USA forward has just finished representing his country at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and scored an impressive seven international strikes at that tournament, making him leading marksman at that edition.
Dempsey delivered a dozen goals in 43 appearances during his single campaign with Spurs in 2012/13 before moving to Seattle Sounders and will be no be plotting the downfall of his former White Hart Lane teammates. He is also in excellent form, given his recent international exploits. Dempsey is a tantalising top-price of 15/8 with bet365 to net in the MLS All-Star game.
Diminutive ex-Juventus forward Giovinco has scored goals galore since moving to America with Toronto FC. The ex-Italy international has netted a terrific 13 goals in 19 MLS outings so far. Such prolific form cannot be ignored, and Giovinco is a tasty top-price 2/1 anytime chance with Coral.
What more is there for World Cup and Champions League winner Kaka to accomplish? Score in the MLS All-Star game! He’s averaging about one in two for Orlando City, having struck 10 times in 21 outings to date. Betway and Coral offer the best odds at 7/4 for Kaka to be on target anytime.
Sierra Leone striker Kamara is the MLS’ leading marksman with 15 and, although not as illustrious as our other selections, he could thus slip under the radar. Betfair also offer the best-price of 9/5 for him to net anytime here.
Spain’s record scorer Villa has taken his international form into the MLS with New York City. Sensational stats of 12 in 18 league outings since his move to the Big Apple are incredible. They show that Villa is still a cut above, and holds anytime odds of 6/4 with both bet365 and Betfair.
Bookies.com best bet: Clint Dempsey scores anytime @ 15/8 with bet365.