Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020
Kick-off at 02:30 UK/ 03:30 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Black and Gold had won the Supporters’ Shield the last season, after posting the overall best record in the MLS. Also, they easily have been the best offensive side in the league, and that too by a mile.
In fact, they had scored a total of 85 goals from their total 34 fixtures in the 2019 campaign, and the next best was just 63 by New York City.
Even this season, they have scored a total of 21 goals from their nine matches, and the next best is 20 by the toppers Sporting Kansas City.
Meanwhile, the Claret and Cobalt have been on a slump for the past several months. To put it precisely, they have won just against one team (Colorado Rapids) in the last eleven months, and most importantly, they would have had a 100% losing record in h2h clashes if not for a single win in 2018.
By all means, expect a winning performance from Los Angeles this Thursday.
Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bob Bradley’s men have won all of their fixtures against this rival, barring one match-up two years back.
- They have scored two or more goals in every single encounter so far.
- At this venue, the guests have a 100% winning record.
- In fact, the guests had recorded a 1-10 combined scorecard, from the previous three meetings here.
Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC: Prediction
Bradley’s men are the reigning holders of the Supporters’ Shield, after registering the best overall record in the 2019 regular season. They were so dominant that they posted an eight-point lead at the top over the second-placed New York, and also had scored 22 more goals than the second-best offensive team.
They have continued their form in front of the goal this season as well. Meanwhile, their opposite number are one of the worst teams at the moment in the MLS.
In the past eleven-month period, they have won just against Colorado Rapids, They have also conceded four or more goals in three of the former five match-ups, and most importantly, have a 100% losing record against this rival, disregarding a single meeting.
Going on, Freddy Juarez’s men have also conceded two or more goals in every single h2h encounter so far, and have let in a total of ten goals in the past three such meetings at this venue.
Likely, expect Los Angeles FC to be the better team on the pitch this Thursday.
Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Los Angeles FC @ 1.60 (3/5)
Los Angeles FC 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).