MLS News: Prediction: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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Prediction: LA Galaxy wins 2-1

Best odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

This week Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy will face off in Major League Soccer. The game will be played at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and is expected to start Thursday at 3am UK time.

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Real Salt Lake is not having the best season. Freddy Juarez’s team is currently eighth in the Major League Soccer Western Conference with 16 points from 12 games.

Claret and Cobalt will face the match against Los Angeles after a 2-1 defeat to Los Angeles away from home. A 4-0 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS followed.

Team news:

Zack Farnsworth and Jeizon Ramirez are in danger of losing.

Los Angeles Galaxy

The Los Angeles Galaxy are having a good season, as expected, and are very much in the running to win the entire race. Greg Vanney’s team are currently third in the Major League Soccer Western Conference with 24 points from 13 games, just five points behind leaders, the Seattle Sounders, who have played 14 games.

Galaxy will face Real Salt Lake after a 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps. A 3-1 win over FC Dallas at home ensued.

Team news:

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is in danger of losing due to a calf injury.

Key factors to consider

  • Real Salt Lake have won two of their last six MLS games.
  • LA Galaxy has lost three and won three of their last six MLS games.
  • Real Salt Lake scored 19 goals and conceded 14 in MLS.
  • LA Galaxy scored 21 goals and conceded 20 in MLS.

Conclusion

The Los Angeles Galaxy are a much better team, and it’s hard to see them slide against Real Salt Lake. An away win is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: LA Galaxy wins 2-1

Best odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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