Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Thursday; 8 September 2016
Kick-off: 02:30 UK / 9:30 pm Eastern Time
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Utah.
Real Salt Lake earned their first back to back win since April after the 2-1 home win against Colorado Rapids last Friday. They are currently fourth in the Western Conference table with 43 points same as Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy above them. They are on a commanding position to make it to the play offs if they use their remaining 8 matches wisely.
LA Galaxy are second in the standing are there is a considerable 8 point gap between them and Western Conference leaders FC Dallas. They were on a 6-match win-less run before the 2-1 home win over Columbus Crew in the last round. Also they had lost just once in their last 13 fixture. However, 7 matches during the period are draws.
Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy: Head-to-Head
LA Galaxy won 5-2 at home in the first of the three match series against Real Salt Lake this season. This was also their four straight home win over Real Salt Lake.
Real Salt Lake have a strong home record over LA Galaxy in the last 18 meetings with 8 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. They are also unbeaten in the last 7 home meetings with wins in the last two.
Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy: Prediction
The two teams are level on points and LA Galaxy are second and Real Salt Lake are fourth in the Western Conference table. And a win here for Real Salt Lake could push them to the second while Galaxy could be dropped to the fourth. On the other hand if Galaxy wins, they will reduce the gap with conference leaders FC Dallas to 5 points.
Based on the head-to-head and current form of the two sides in action, Salt Lake are favourites to grab a win here. This is also affirmed by the fact that Galaxy have won only three games on the road this season.
Real Salt Lake have scored in every home game this season expect one, while Galaxy have scored in 7 of their last 8 games. So both teams to score is also a bet that could be considered.
Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85)
Both Teams to Score at 4/6 1.66
Double Chance – Salt Lake/Draw at 3/10 (1.30).