Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 24th March 2019
Kick-off at 02.30 UK/ 03.30 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles).
Los Angeles fans have some bad memories to deal with, as Real makes a visit. Last season in the playoffs, ten minutes after half time, the hosts were holding a one-goal lead, and looked like would comfortably cruise into the conference semis, but then disaster struck. The visitors equalized in the 58th minute, but what would hurt them the most was the own goal by Walker Zimmerman in the 70th.
Real held on to that lead and progresses to the semi-finals. This season though, they have not begun on the right note. They have recorded just a single win so far, and have scored the least number of goals in the MLS.
Los Angeles looks like a team with a point to prove. They are unbeaten so far and have scored eight goals from just three games. They won both their matches at home in 2019, and the last week, they put on a great show to defeat the 2018 MLS finalists Portland Timbers with a 4-1 scoreline.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head (h2h)
- Real has never kept a clean sheet in an h2h tie.
- Los Angeles has scored two or more goals in all of their games.
- The combined scoreline for the last three games is 9-4, in favor of Los Angeles.
- 100% of matches at this venue saw the hosts managing two or more goals.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
Los Angeles won four of their last five games and scored two or more goals in ten of their last fourteen. At home, they recorded wins in the last four matches in a row and registered two or more goals in 16 of their last 20. Moreover, Real has conceded two or more goals in all of their meetings against this team, and in six of their last nine games on the road. In fact, just the last week, on the road, they let in five goals against DC.
Coupled to this, take into account the scores for Los Angeles to settle regarding the playoffs of last season. Expect them to find the back of the net in the first half itself.
Real holds a slight mental edge due to the earlier mentioned win in the playoff game just some months back. Moreover, the team has shown their grit in scoring under high-pressure situations. Right now, their season is in danger of getting bombed, and they need a positive outcome. Also, except for a single h2h tie, all encounters had both teams on the scorecard.
The BTTS option returns a great value for this tie.
Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.66 (2/3)
Los Angeles FC to Score in the First Half @ 1.44 (4/9).