LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC for the Major League Soccer championship match on Saturday at Dignity Health Tennis Center Stadium.
Los Angeles Galaxy
It will be the second straight game Los Angeles Galaxy will play against a California team, both in their domains. The first didn’t bring the expected result. Zlatan Ibrahimovic team, which went goalless and was warned with a yellow card, lost 3 to 1 from the San Jose Earthquakes.
All or nothing has been the style of LA Galaxy, which didn’t have a draw recorded in their last 14 clashes. Between MLS duels and also for the United States Cup, from which was eliminated with a 4-0 defeat by Portland, they had eight losses and six wins.
This caused the loss of the Western Conference vice-leadership. With 34 points, the Los Angeles Galaxy was overtaken by the Seattle Sounders, who reached 35 by overcoming Atlanta United 2-1 and fall to third.
However, they remain in a very comfortable situation regarding the classification for the playoffs. The advantage in comparison to the Houston Dynamo, eighth place and first team outside the squad that would have a vacancy in the decisive phase of the competition, is of seven points.
The performance as hosts, however, is much lower. The Galaxy ranks as the seventh-best host in their conference. Of the 33 points that they played as column one, they made 21 having scored 17 goals and suffered 14. More troubling is that their form is weakening. All four defeats have taken place in the last five games.
This Saturday’s match is the last of the team before their debut in the inaugural Leagues Cup, a tournament created by the leagues of the United States and Mexico. Will face Tijuana in the quarterfinals on July 24.
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC showed a resurgence after having suffered their first home defeat in the 2019 season at the U.S. Cup. They were eliminated from the tournament by Portland Timbers, who was also responsible for knocking out their Saturday’s opponent. In the next match, of the MLS, scored 3 to 1 against Houston Dynamo, in the rival’s stadium.
They’ve now reached the 46-point level and are aiming the head of the Western Conference. They have 11 points of advantage in comparison with the Seattle Sounders, vice-leader. They are also the best campaign team in the league. The Philadelphia Union, which is at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, has 36 points.
The excellent Los Angeles FC campaign makes this prediction bet on their win, even at Los Angeles Galaxy pitch, the best guess for the classic among Californians on Saturday for the MLS regular season.