Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 09, 2022 04:00 CET
One very interesting local derby called EL Trafico will be played in the night between Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles. Los Angeles will host their fierce rival LA Galaxy at Banc of California Stadium.
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Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles is the best team in MLS right now. They are leaders of the whole MLS league and the current leader in the Eastern Conference with 36 points after 18 games. They will be even stronger for the rest of the season because their two new arrivals didn’t play a single game yet. That two players are Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini.
Even without Bale, Los Angeles has Carlos Vela. The Mexican striker scored six goals this season in the MLS league and also has five assists to his name. He contributed to 11 Los Angeles goals this season, more than any other player. LA come to this derby game after a shocking defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps with 1-0 and they played that game without Carlos Vela who wasn’t 100% ready.
Los Angeles is a great attacking side with the most goals scored in MLS this season – 35. They failed to score only twice this season and both times when they played away from home. At every home game this season they scored at least once. LA is also a great home team, the best in the league, with 23 goals scored at their Banc of California Stadium. They are in the run of three straight wins at home.
After missing the playoffs in the last two seasons, LA Galaxy is now in a good position to finish in the top 7 in the Eastern Conference. They are 4th on the table after 17 rounds with 27 points. The thing that concerns fans is their mixed form. Galaxy failed to archive back-to-back wins since the start of April. In the last nine games, they failed to archive two same results and after every win and lose points.
Their form is mixed with three wins, three draws, and three defeats in the last nine games. In the last game, they beat Montreal 4-0 at home and everybody is hoping that they can build something from that game.
The Serbian striker Dejan Joveljic is in fantastic form with six goals and two assists in the last six games. The most of the games he starts on the bench and he proves himself as a great substitution.
LA Galaxy has a good attack with 24 goals scored and they failed to score in only four games this season.
In their first game, this season LA Galaxy won at home 2-1 back in April. Of their last 11 meetings, eight are finished with over 2.5 goals and also eight with BTTS. LA Galaxy has five wins, and Los Angeles three.
Team news and injuries
Los Angeles: Julian Gaines, Ismael Tajouri, Erik Duenas, Tomas Romero, and Jose Cifuentes are injured.
LA Galaxy: Jorge Villafana, Chase Gasper, Kevin Cabral are injured. Gareth Bale will miss the game because of the paperwork. Giorgio Chiellini is in line for a debut.
Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy Prediction
This is a local derby (El Trafico) between the two fierce rivals. When they play together goals are always there. In the last 11 EL Trafico games saw 48 goals, which is 4.36 goals per game.
On both sides, we have strikers who are in great form: Carlos Vela on one side, and Javier Hernandez and Dejan Joveljic on the other.
They score goals regularly this season and we are hoping that this game will be another one with a lot of goals.
Prediction: BTTS and over 2.5 goals