LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Stubhub Center, Carson, California.
LA Galaxy provided back-to-back underwhelming performances to drop down to the fourth place in the Western Conference standings. The first in the streak came right against Colorado Rapids earlier this month when Kellyn Acosta and Sam Nicholson inspired a comeback victory for Anthony Hudson’s men at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Romain Alessandrini bagged the only goal for the LA side back then.
Such defeat was followed by a disappointing home draw to Minnesota United (2-2) on Saturday evening and the hosts now desperately need to return on the winning ways in order to keep ground on the likes of Sporting KC in the battle for the top-two finish on the West. The Wizards are three points away in second and they also have a game in hand on Galaxy, meaning the hosts can’t afford the luxury of dropping points against Colorado here.
LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-head
LA Galaxy lead the head to head tie by six wins, but they’ve truly dominated the match-up in games at Stubhub Center.
LA won 19 and lost only 6 of 30 home meetings with the Rapids.
As mentioned above, Colorado came on top when the two teams net each other ten days ago at Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium.
LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
The visitors lost all hopes of making it to the play-offs after a horrendous start to the new season, but they’ll come into this in higher spirits after winning two on the trot in MLS. Nevertheless, both wins came on the home patch, while Hudson’s men own one of the weakest away records in the league. They are generally very easy to break down on travels where they shipped two or more goals in six of last seven games across competitions.
This will be the music to the ears of Zlatan Ibrahimovic & company who should really be able to find the much-needed confidence with a commanding victory against the team which sits second from bottom in the Western Conference standings.
The hosts will be without an important attacking line Romain Alessandrini who suffered an injury after scoring the opener against Minnesota on Saturday. Nonetheless, Ibrahimovic, Ola Kamara and dos Santos can all make the difference and we genuinely expect a confident victory from the home side in this mid-week tie.
LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids: Bet Tips
LA Galaxy -1.5 handicap @ 2.35
HT/FT LA Galaxy/La Galaxy @ 2.30.