LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: Stubhub Center.
Can LA Galaxy finally see an end to a horrific run of three consecutive losses this Wednesday when they host direct rivals in the battle for the Western Conference playoffs Vancouver Whitecaps?
Curt Onalfo has been struggling a lot to find the right formula in his team’s defensive line which has been way too easy to break down over the last couple of weeks.
The hosts conceded as many as 11 goals during the mentioned streak and they suffered a catastrophic 2-6 defeat to Real Salt Lake in their last MLS fixture in front of their fans.
Onalfo used the break to test his team against UEFA Europa League holders and English giants Manchester United, but he could again only witness yet another disaster as the Red Devils bagged as many as five goals past Galaxy.
The visitors have not been in action during the break (as long as friendlies are concerned), but they will enter the game in high spirits after beating New York City 3-2 in their previous MLS outing.
However, Carl Robinson also has huge problems with his side’s defense which conceded 12 goals in last four matches on the road.
LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Head to head
LA have been the dominant side in head to head matches with Whitecaps, but the Canadians came out victorious from April’s clash with their Conference rivals.
Matias Laba notched a brace in a convincing 4-2 victory for Vancouver at BC Place Stadium.
LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Prediction
We can’t expect anything else but a yet another high-scoring affair considering both teams’ horrendous performances at the back in the recent period.
As for the outcome, the hosts are much closer to getting the victory since Whitecaps are among the worst away teams in the league.
LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS is a banker bet at the odds of 1/1.
Braver punters can try with LA Galaxy to win & BTTS at 5/2.