MLS Week 6 Picks: Bank on Goals in El Trafico, Revolution to beat Miami

El Trafico established itself as the premier rivalry in Major League Soccer.

The stars usually come out to play in the clash between Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy.

That theme should continue on Saturday night, as Carlos Vela and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez face off for the first time as members of the two Los Angeles clubs.

Vela and Chicharito come into the first El Trafico of the season with four goals each in MLS play. A same game parlay featuring goals from both players feels like one of the best plays of the MLS weekend.

The other plays for the Week 6 slate feature fades of some of the worst defensive teams in the league through five weeks.

MLS Week 6 Bets

Overall Record: 6-5

New England Revolution (+130) at Inter Miami (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET)

I will gladly fade Inter Miami with a plus-money favorite playing against the worst team in the Eastern Conference.

Inter Miami conceded 13 goals in its first five games and it does not appear to be getting any better any time soon.

The New England Revolution should use Saturday's trip to south Florida as an opportunity to get their season on the right track.

The Revs rightfully focused on the Concacaf Champions League during their participation in the tournament.

Bruce Arena's team has one win from five league contests, but it is expected to turn things around quickly.

CF Montreal at New York Red Bulls (Over 2.5) (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET)

CF Montreal's back line has been shredded apart to start the season.

The Canadian side is tied with FC Cincinnati for a league-worst concession of 14 goals.

The New York Red Bulls are off to a surprising start and should benefit from Montreal's porous defending inside Red Bull Arena.

RBNY has the third highest expected goals total in the East, and if its offense continues to create chances, the home side should run through the Montreal back line.

Los Angeles FC at LA Galaxy (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Chicharito & Carlos Vela To Score SGP (+265)

Chicharito and Carlos Vela will play against each other in El Trafico for the first time in their careers.

The pair of Mexican strikers come into Saturday with four goals each in the young MLS season.

Each of the three games between the Galaxy and LAFC featured two or more goals and tallies by each squad.

El Trafico is typically a high-scoring game and a contest in which the stars usually show up. Vela leads the series with 10 goals and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is second in the rivalry with nine.

Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake (-120) (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET)

I'm not a full believer in Toronto FC's decent start yet.

The Reds are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference thanks to a pair of home victories.

Toronto is 0-1-1 on the road and it faces a tough trip at altitude against Real Salt Lake.

RSL won its first two home games and conceded a single goal in the process.

Home teams typically have the edge across MLS and I like the way the Claret and Cobalt began the season inside Rio Tinto Stadium.

Goal Scorer Round Robin

Carlos Vela (LAFC) +140

Patryk Klimala (NY Red Bulls) +160

Darwin Quintero (Houston) +170

Sebastian Druissi (Austin) +175)

Vela is the leading goal scorer in El Trafico's history with 10 tallies.

The LAFC forward is playing with a ton of motivation to earn a new contract in May and that has shown in his form so far this season.

Klimala leads the Red Bulls with 16 shots and seven attempts on target. He will be the main target man against Montreal.

Quintero has three goals to start the campaign and he faces a San Jose defense that opens itself to a ton of chances in every game.

Druissi is tied for the league lead in goals with four and Austin has played well at home. Look for him to be on the end of chances against Minnesota United.

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