After a full round of fixtures in the USA’s Major League Soccer last weekend we go again this midweek.
Here we focus on LA Galaxy vs LAFC also known as El Tráfico. Renowned for dramatic goals, high drama, and consistently close results.
LA Galaxy vs LAFC Game Winner
The Galaxy’s 2-2 draw with San Jose on Sunday was a fourth successive stalemate in the league. Greg Vanney’s men have only three wins on the board so far which is the joint fewest in the club’s history after 19 games.
With 16 points collected so far only in 2007 have they gained fewer at this stage of the season.
A 2-0 defeat at FC Dallas made it back-to-back losses for LAFC. Extending a torrid run of form which has seen them lose seven of their last 10 fixtures in all competitions.
A run which started with a 2-0 U.S. Open Cup defeat to LA Galaxy on May 24th.
The Galaxy’s inability to convert performances into wins and LAFC’s poor current form means the draw is the best option for LA Galaxy vs LAFC our predictions here.
Given LA Galaxy have proven tough to beat in recent weeks taking them +0.25 on the Asian Handicap looks a great option at odds of even money.
With this bet half our stake is on the Galaxy win and half is on what is essentially draw no bet. If the game ends in a tie we will receive half win and half stake refunded.
Correct Score Prediction
With LA Galaxy having drawn their last four games and their record for scoring goals in this fixture I am happy to add a high odds correct score to my tips.
The Galaxy have scored at least two goals in each of the last six LA Galaxy vs LAFC matches and in eight of the last nine. Those stats lead me to the 2-2 draw here.
Neither side has shown enough in recent weeks to persuade us to have complete faith in them. With both teams desperate not to lose this derby fixture everything points towards the draw being the most likely outcome.
Including playoffs, there have been 76 goals in the 17 league meetings between these two rivals.
That is an average of 4.47 goals per game and is the second highest of any head-to-head in league history where there has been a minimum of 10 meetings.
Each of the last three games between the two sides has ended 3-2. With four of their last six clashes featuring four or more goals. Over 3.5 goals is one of my most confident picks of the midweek fixtures.
Our Analysis of the LA Galaxy vs LAFC Game
Four successive draws for LA Galaxy illustrate how hard they have found it to get wins on the board this season. Just three victories to date leave Greg Vanney’s men down in 13th place ahead of this tie.
However, it could be said they have also made themselves tough to beat stretching their undefeated run to five league games. Contrast to their form of April and May where they lost eight of the 10 fixtures in that period of time.
The current MLS Champions LAFC are on their worst run of form for some time. Seven defeats in their last 10 competitive fixtures to be precise. Prior to that, they had lost only three of their previous 26 games. The reason they come into this clash still riding high in 2nd place in the MLS table.
The Falcons will be keen to not only halt that poor run of form but also make it four successive league wins in this match-up. To do that they will have to stop Galaxy key men Douglas Costa who has four assists in his last four games and look to their opponents’ nemesis Carlos Vela.
Top Scorers Predictions for LA Galaxy vs LAFC Game
Former Arsenal and Real Sociedad man Vela has 12 goals in 13 appearances against the Galaxy in all competitions. The most by any player against a single opponent since LAFC joined the MLS in 2018.
The Mexican scored in his last start for the club on June 25th and hit the back of the net twice in the last league meeting between these two sides on April 16th. By starting on the bench at the weekend it seems the 34-year-old was given a rest with this clash in mind.
LAFC Given Green Light In El Tráfico
Checking the odds across the betting sites, we can clearly see Los Angeles FC are the favourite to win this game.
They are MLS champions for a reason and have a fantastic recent record against the Galaxy. They won each of the last three league meetings between the pair.
Last results of the teams
LA Galaxy’s last four games have all ended in draws. 1-1 with St Louis City, 2-2 with Sporting Kansas, 0-0 with Colorado and most recently 2-2 at San Jose.
Los Angeles FC followed two wins, 2-1 at Sporting Kansas and 1-0 at home to Seattle with two defeats. Beaten 3-2 at home by Vancouver and then a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas at the weekend.
LA Galaxy vs LAFC Game Odds
- LA Galaxy to Win at 47/20 with Bet9ja
- Draw at 27/10 with Bet9ja
- LAFC to Win at 1/1 with Bet9ja