FC Cincinnati vs LA Galaxy, Saturday’s match for the MLS League in the Nippert Stadium, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The season starts for Cincinnati in MLS and is not going according to plan as hosts take the last place in the Eastern Conference table and even a win will not change anything compared to the closest rivals (New England).
Meanwhile, LA Galaxy visitors are hoping to keep pressure on local rivals and LAFC championship leaders with a victory Sunday, but nine points separate the two clubs and Galaxy have a lot of work to do.
There is no face-to-face record between these two teams, this being their first meeting, but the form and performance of both clubs in recent months suggests that LA Galaxy will win and that there is a good chance we will see both teams score more than 2.5 goals.
Cincinnati has lost five of its last six games in all competitions, while the LA Galaxy has won three of the last five league and cup games. Cincinnati has only won one of its last 12 MLS matches while the LA Galaxy have won their last two away games in MLS.
Both teams have scored and more than 2.5 goals have been produced in four of Cincinnati’s last six games, which is why we are predicting a win with goals for LA Galaxy on Sunday.
Cruz, Manneh and Mattocks are the best scorers for hosts with two goals each so far this season while with eleven goals, Ibrahimovic leads the way for the LA Galaxy and has almost as many MLS goals in his name as the entire team of Cincinnati put together.
I am confident that the LA Galaxy will win in Cincinnati this weekend. Visitors are flying high in the Western Conference while their guests are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table and have won only one of the last 12 games of the championship.