Los Angeles FC vs Sacramento Republic
US Open Cup
Date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK
Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles).
In the eight-finals of the US Open Cup, Los Angeles FC and Sacramento Republic are going to face each other. Hosts from Florida are performing very well in their premier participation in MLS as they are sitting on the 3rd spot of the Western Conference.
LAFC played only five times in front of their fans where they haven’t lost yet. Carlos Vela and the lads have been pretty productive in front of the oppositions’ goal and their matches have been pretty efficient. Now, they have an excellent chance of proceeding further in the competition.
Sacramento Republic are one of the biggest overachievers in this competition as this side is competing in the USL. They are the third placed side and they are in a variable form lately.
Simon Elliott’s side has been playing pretty tight matches and although they haven’t been too productive, their defence is doing a very good job. Their away performances have been very good as they booked four wins when playing at away pitches.
Los Angeles FC v Sacramento Republic: Head-to-head
these two sides faced each other only once in their history and that one was a friendly match where Los Angeles FC snatched a narrow 1-0 victory.
Los Angeles FC v Sacramento Republic: Prediction
Home side has some respectable names in their squad and it is not surprising that they are booking good results this season. They are favourites in this one and should be able to find their place in the quarter-finals.
Although the visitors are playing fairly tight, Los Angeles FC should dictate the tempo in this one which could lead to the efficient clash. Since the hosts have been involved in high scoring matches very often this season, we should be able to see at least three goals in this one.
Los Angeles FC v Sacramento Republic: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.60
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75.