Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake
2018/19 Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 3:00 UK/ 4:00 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles).
Struggle continued for Los Angeles FC after a 2-0 home defeat to Sporting Kansas City put them on a five match win-less run (2D, 3L).
Bob Bradley’s men were fairly inconsistent throughout the campaign, yet managed to go on long unbeaten streak.
However, their 20 points from 11 home games this season is only 13th best in the league.
LAFC are 5th in the Western Conference and their barren run opened up a chance for four teams outside the play-off zone to dismantle them.
Their Wednesday’s opponent Real Salt Lake are sitting just behind with a 1-point gap, they too have pressure from four teams beneath the log.
Real Salt Lake come into this game with plenty of fitness issues and they have at least 8 players in the nursing table.
Yet, their recent form is satisfactory as a win and 3 draws picked up from last four games.
However, Mike Petke’s men are little or pose no threat on the road after picking a humble 5 points from 11 outings so far.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head
LAFC thrashed Salt Lake 5-1 at the Rio Tinto Stadium early this March, which is their only h2h meeting so far.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
This is a potential six pointer in play-off race with the teams sitting at a 1-point gap in the Western Conference table.
LAFC despite their barren run, can be still recognized as a free scoring team and when on song, they could blow away the opponents.
Real Salt Lake are the best home side in the league, but the worst in away nights. The stats of humble 5 points and 25 goals conceded in 11 games means LAFC have the best chance to get back to winning ways this midweek.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
LAFC to win at 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals at 1.44 (5/11).