LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United
USA – MLS
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Stubhub Center, Carson.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ signing transformed LA Galaxy from the team which ended the last term at the very foot of the Western Conference standings into genuine title contenders.
The team from Stubhub Center sit fifth on the West after 23 games of the regular season being just two points shy of Portland Timbers in second at this stage.
They will certainly head into the Saturday’s affair with Minnesota United as favourites, meaning a further climb up the league ladder would be no surprise whatsoever.
The Loons will likely not see the play-offs in the second MLS campaign either. They are six points shy of the top-six on the West at the moment, but with a series of super tough fixtures to come as the trip to California will mark the first of five consecutive travels for Adrian Heath and his men.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United: Head-to-head
- This will only be the third H2H game between the two teams.
- LA Galaxy easily won two from the previous term, bagging five goals in the process.
- The clash from mid-November as Stubhub Center saw a demolishing 3-0 victory for Galaxy.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United: Prediction
The hosts should really not have troubles clinching a comprehensive victory in a straightforward affair against the Loons here.
LA Galaxy were thriving in the final third in the most recent set of fixtures at Stubhub Center, winning four and drawing one of last five there. They bagged three or more goals on four occasions along the way and as many as eight in last two home wins over Columbus Crew and Orlando City.
Minnesota conceded as many as ten goals in last three away losses and we just can’t see them avoiding a disaster in California on Saturday evening.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be back with the team after skipping the 2.1 loss to Colorado Rapids away from home last weekend. The Swedish superstar will have a nice chance to add to his impressive 15-goal tally here.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United: Bet Tips
LA Galaxy -1.5 handicap @ 2.20
LA Galaxy Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.10.