New York City vs LA Galaxy Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
The biggest MLS game of the weekend sees New York City FC face LA Galaxy and we have the three best football betting tips for the match.
Saturday night sees Frank Lampard go up against Steven Gerrard as New York City take on LA Galaxy and our football tipster has picked three MLS predictions for this fixture.
New York City FC v LA Galaxy Preview
New York City FC
It’s back to back draws now for New York City FC after a frenetic end to their thriller with Columbus Crew. 3-3 was the final score made it four away games without defeat for Patrick Vieira’s side.
Their home form needs improving though with just 17 points picked up at the Yankee Stadium. They are on a three match unbeaten run here though after dispatching Philadelphia Union, New York Red Bulls and more recently Colorado Rapids. They netted 10 times in those three games.
David Villa netted his 14th and 15th goal of the season in last week’s 3-3 draw. He’s the man that LA Galaxy will have to stop as they look for an away win. Villa has been very impressive this season and has had plenty of service. Frank Lampard is the second highest scorer with 9 for the season.
They are looking to hold onto the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The two sides who could catch them – Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls both face tricky away ties at Philadelphia Union and DC United respectively. There are no new injury concerns for Vieira with only Connor Brandt and Shannon Gomez missing.
As the teams are in opposite conferences they only meet once a year and last season saw a 5-1 win for the Galaxy at the Stub Hub Arena. Frank Lampard says he’s had this game circled in his diary since the fixtures were announced. He’s looking forward to doing battle with old England foe Steven Gerrard and former Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole.
It was a disjointed performance from Bruce Arena’s side at home to Colorado last weekend with it ending all square in a 1-1 draw. It was a third consecutive draw for the Galaxy and they extended their unbeaten run to 9 games. They are extremely hard to beat and it’s a stiff challenge for New York City FC.
Jelle Van Damme didn’t have his best game last weekend, but the big Belgian is a rock at the back and his side have only conceded 6 goals in their last 8 games. They will look to keep free-scoring New York City out. Giovanni Dos Santos showed flashes last weekend as he tried to get his side moving whilst Emmanuel Boateng showed electric pace but little end product.
Failing to take all three points in Colorado means they still sit 4 points off the Rapids in the Western Conference who occupy 2nd place. Whilst leaders FC Dallas are now 7 points above them. Brian Rowe was knocked unconscious following a knee in the face from Nigel De Jong (accidental) and could miss this game as he recovers. Robbie Rogers and Robbie Keane are both set to miss out through injury. Keane has 7 goals this season and will be missed as a focal point in the LA Galaxy attack.
New York City FC v LA Galaxy Predictions
As rampant as New York have been at home recently, LA Galaxy are extremely tough to beat. I fancy a third away draw in a row for Bruce Arena’s side and that’s my first New York City vs LA Galaxy prediction for Saturday night.
Both Teams to Score Prediction
It’s four matches since the away side kept a clean sheet and with New York freescoring, it’s surely going to be an entertaining affair so both teams to score looks the pick for my next MLS prediction on this weekend’s match.
Anytime Goalscorer Prediction
He may be the favourite in the market, but it’s hard to make a case against David Villa for an anytime goalscorer bet in New York City vs LA Galaxy. He’s in flying form and has been showing his class lately.
New York City vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips
Draw – 11/4 with Betfair.
Both teams to score – 7/11 with 888Sport.
David Villa to score anytime – 21/20 with Bet Victor.
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