Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 26 August 2019
Kick-off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic ran the show all on his own for LA Galaxy, the last time the two teams, and walked away with the match ball in hand and the win for his side. However, the visitors have tasted success just once since that victory, and have admitted defeat in three of their last five.
In comparison, Los Angeles FC rose from the ashes of that defeat and are currently on a five-match winning streak. The squad also won their last two clashes in the MLS without conceding and will be optimistic of getting back at Galaxy in their matchup this week.
However, despite the recent dip in form, taking the visitors for granted is not something that Los Angeles FC should be fancying. LA Galaxy are by no means an easy side to take down, and so expect a tight run of affairs to unfold by the end of the ninety minutes.
Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other four times.
- Los Angeles FC are yet to defeat this opponent.
- Three of their last four clashes were high scoring ones.
- Two of their previous three encounters finished in a tie.
Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction
The visitors were carried to victory by their talisman Ibrahimovic in their previous meeting, and will certainly be looking towards him hopefully this time as well. The Swedish international will definitely be coming into the clash this week hot, as he bagged a brace in his last MLS match.
The home team are undefeated on home soil so far and have come out on top in eleven of their last twelves games here. However, given the stature of the team that they will be taking on, their impressive home record alone does not guarantee them the win in this one.
Additionally, it needs saying that Galaxy have been faring well against this foe, and have also got the better of them twice in their previous four meetings. It is certainly going to be difficult to separate them, but with home advantage favoring Los Angeles FC this time around, there rises the possibility that they will be able to at least hold the dynamic Galaxy to a draw, if not the win.
Neither side have walked away with a clean sheet intact in their previous matchups with each other. Given that there are no shortage of attacking options for either side as well, expect goals down each end without fail.
Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or LA Galaxy @ 2.60 (8/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.40 (2/5).