LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, California).
This week’s derby of the Western Conference will be played in Los Angeles, where 3rd seeded Galaxy will host Sounders, sitting at 5th.
La Galaxy’s 3-game road trip went all wrong from the get-go when Portland dismantled them 4-0. Atlanta and DC United took advantage of their poor momentum and grabbed home wins, but Galaxy managed to snap back and record a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas at their Dignity Health Sports Park stadium, thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who scored a brace.
Seattle Sounders are not looking good right now. They only got a point from last three games, in which they’ve conceded nine goals. MLS Cup Winners from 2016 have always been a strong, stable team, especially at home, but now they’re struggling, and a fairly long injury list doesn’t help either.
LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders: Head to Head
Galaxy are doing slightly better in H2H competition with 15 wins out of 36 games played.
We have seen two wins for each side in last five outings in LA.
Over 2.5 ‘came’ in four out of last six games between these two.
‘Home factor’ is important in this H2H duel. Galaxy have 10 wins to their name in 17 games, including a convincing 3-0 triumph in their latest meeting – played in September last year.
LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders: Prediction
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 18 goals this season, five in last two home games, and he loves to show up in big games – and this is one of them.
Galaxy have signed Christian Pavon from Boca Juniors on a loan deal. He has everything to become a superstar in this league – speedy, skilled player that can cause havoc on the wings and feed the Big Swede.
There are only two teams in the MLS that I hate betting against – and Sounders is one of them. I respect them a lot, but as it stands, I have to give Galaxy an edge. Several players will miss the game – Roman Torres is suspended, Bradley Smith is injured and Svensson, Leerdam and Rodriguez are all questionable to play.
LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders: Bet Tips
Galaxy to win @ 2.00
Galaxy to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.72.