Orlando City vs LA Galaxy Prediction & Match Preview

Orlando City vs LA Galaxy MLS Prediction by LeagueLane

Orlando City vs LA Galaxy
USA Major League Soccer
Date: 30 April 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Exploria Stadium (Orlando).

LA Galaxy finally managed their first win of the season last weekend when they dispatched fellow Western Conference strugglers Austin 2-0 on the home patch.

Javier Chicharito and Riqui Puig bagged their maiden goals of the campaign to instill life into the team’s ambitions before it gets too late.

Galaxy desperately missed a proper striker and they are thrilled to have Javier Hernandez back available as Chicharito is ready to make his fourth appearance of the season on Saturday night.

LA Galaxy will be looking to back up the last weekend’s success on Saturday evening when they visit Exploria Stadium to take on Orlando City.

Orlando have shown much better displays on the road than at home so far in the season. While they have three wins in eight outings this term, just one has come in front of their fans.

Oscar Pareja’s men are winless in five successive home outings across competitions and they have lost each of the previous three league games at Exploria Stadium.

The Colombian manager can be particularly worried regarding his outfit’s defensive form as Orlando City shipped at least two goals in each of the last three home fixtures in MLS.

Orlando City vs LA Galaxy Head-to-head

  • The teams have three wins each in their six head to head encounters.
  • They have met just once since May 2019 and it was Orlando City’s 0-1 victory away in California in March last year.
  • Each of the last two H2H meetings between these rivals finished in a 1-0 scoreline.

Orlando City vs LA Galaxy Prediction

LA Galaxy finally got their inaugural win of the season on board and they will enter this tie in much higher spirits. The visitors will fancy their chances on Saturday night, especially knowing their counterparts have lost three games on the trot at Exploria Stadium.

We see the value in backing the away win pick at the 3.25 odds, while we are also interested in backing Javier Hernandez to score the first goal of the game at the super-attractive 6.00 odds, following his first goal of the season last weekend against Austin.

Orlando City vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips

  • LA Galaxy to win @ 3.25 (9/4)
  • Javier Hernandez to score the first goal @ 6.00 (5/1) odd.