LA Galaxy - Montreal Impact Betting Preview: Why the hosts should be backed to lead at the break

Phil Kitromilides believes the Canadian side's habit of conceding early goals will favour Bruce Arena's men, who have an excellent home record
The Impact arrive in California on a horrible run of form which has seen them pick up just one point from a possible 15.

Galaxy, meanwhile, are not enjoying their best moment either, although the side from Los Angeles still remain an imposing prospect at home, with William Hill pricing them at 8/15 (1.53) for the win.

The Impact are offered at 5/1 (6.00) but with just one win in nine away matches, the Canadians are not an appealing option.

Six wins from their last eight home matches confirms the Galaxy's status as a clear favorites and, while the price for them to win outright is too small to consider, odds of 17/20 (1.85) for them to win the first half look tempting.

The visitors from Montreal have had a problem conceding early goals recently, having lost the first half in four of their last five MLS fixtures.

The Galaxy for their part scored four in the first half against Chivas USA last time out, and with their strong home record against a team badly out of form, they should be backed to win the first half this evening at a price that looks generous.

LA Galaxy to win the first half at 10/11 (1.91) 1.0pts with William Hill

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid