LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake: Preview and Predictions

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake MLS Match Preview 5th July 2017

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer
Date: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Kick off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Stubhub Center.

Mike Petke could be the next manager to lose his job in the top flight of the American football since Real Salt Lake currently hold the very foot of the Western Conference standings with no more than 17 points from 19 matches.

The visitors will have hard time ending the negative streak of seven consecutive defeats on the road this Tuesday when they travel to Stubhub Center to take on LA Galaxy.

LA Galaxy

The hosts were unlucky to lose the weekend’s clash with SJ Earthquakes in spite of the early advantage through Jelle van Damme who opened the scoring 11 minutes in the game.

It was Shea Salinas who notched the match winner for the ‘Quakes in the third minute of the stoppage time.

Curt Onalfo’s men have had a tricky schedule in the last couple of matches on the home court as they faced the likes of Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC in last three games at Stubhub Center.

Real Salt Lake

Cobalt and Claret continued their negative run by dropping home points at the weekend when they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Orlando City at Rio Tinto Stadium.

It was fifth defeat in last six games for Petke’s side. Petke clearly has limited options in the final third which is why the team struggles a lot to find goals in the new MLS campaign.

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake: Head to head

Interestingly, the two teams took on each other in the knockout round of the playoffs when Galaxy claimed a 3-1 win to go through to conference semifinals where they fell to Colorado rapids after penalties.

Each of the last four head to head encounters between the two teams saw both sides on the scoresheet and at least three goals.

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake: Prediction

We have to take the 4/5 odds offered by the bookmakers on the home win here since Real Salt Lake lost each of their last seven games on the road.

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake: Bet Tips

The first betting pick will be LA Galaxy to win the match at 1.88 odds with Pinnacle.

We will alternatively back LA Galaxy Over 1.5 Team Goals at the odds of 1.67 odds.