LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC predictions and betting tips for this Major League Soccer Match on Saturday 20th July. El Trafico is back, and this time it will be taking place in Carson. LA Galaxy have been in mixed form recently, and they face a tough task against in-form LAFC. They have a ten point lead, and will be keen to extend that on Saturday.
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El Trafico hasn’t been kind to LAFC since their inception, and they are looking to grab their first victory in this highly-contested derby. Bob Bradley’s side have put themselves in a fantastic position, and they have a ten point advantage in their quest for the Supporters Shield. They have won seven of their last ten games in all competitions, although their defeat to the Colorado Rapids was particularly galling considering that they dominated that game from start to finish. They are hoping to make it four wins in a row, and showed great tenacity to overcome a determined Houston Dynamo last weekend.
It’s hard to get a handle on LA Galaxy this season. They have been up and down, and their defeat in the Cali Classic was another example of their erratic nature. That’s two defeats to SJ Earthquakes in quick succession, and their 4-0 battering at Portland Timbers was yet another example of their defence caving in. However, they’ve also picked up some impressive results with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Toronto FC and away successes at both Orlando and Sporting KC. They also drawn just once this season meaning that it tends to be win or bust for LA Galaxy.
Head-to-heads have not been kind to LAFC so far, but they arrive in sensational form, and that’s the most important thing. Bob Bradley’s side are scoring goals for fun, and they always look capable of going up another gear. Their propensity to score late goals has also helped them pick up notable results this season. They became the first side to win in Houston, and have won four of their last six on the road.
LA Galaxy used to be reliable at home, but four of their last five defeats have come here, and something is not quite right. They have become a soft touch, and some of the struggling sides have left here with something to show for it.
LAFC should be able to extend their advantage at the top of the table, and although they are odds-on for this game, they are inherently backable. They could also be worth backing at 7/5 to score in both halves, whilst it’s also 4/9 for a goal in each 45.
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