LAFC vs LA Galaxy: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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The latest instalment of Los Angeles' cross-city MLS derby takes place in the early hours of Saturday morning as LAFC welcome LA Galaxy to the Banc of America stadium.

The hosts are top of the Western Conference but saw their five-match unbeaten streak end last week with defeat at the hands of the Vancouver Whitecaps, while the Galaxy sit fourth in the table nine points behind their neighbours.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy latest odds

The visitors boast an excellent recent record in this fixture and are unbeaten in their last five derbies, winning the most recent edition of El Trafico in May which came in the Cup.

LA Galaxy are offered at 14/5 (3.80) with bet365 to claim three points this weekend with LAFC the clear favourites at 4/5 (1.80) and the draw offered at 16/5 (4.20).

LAFC vs LA Galaxy first goal scorer

The hosts' joint top scorers are Cristian Arango and Carlos Vela who have both netted six league goals this term and the pair lead the first goal scorer market.

The Mexican is the slight favourite to break the deadlock at 14/5 (3.80), while Arango can be backed at 4/1 (5.00).

The Galaxy have their own Mexican superstar in Javier Hernandez and the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker is priced at 5/1 (6.00) to score first, with six of Chicharito's seven league goals this season being the opening strike of the game.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy preview

LAFC have been in excellent form in front of their own fans losing just one of their 12 home matches in all competitions this season.

Steven Cherundolo's side have also scored in every home game they have played in the last two years with the Galaxy the last team to keep a clean sheet at the Banc of America stadium in August 2020.

The visitors meanwhile have also been in strong scoring form netting in 13 of their 17 league games this season and managing 11 goals in their last four matches.

This fixture has a history of producing high-scoring encounters and given both teams' respective scoring records there should be plenty of interest in backing another entertaining Los Angeles derby.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy tips and prediction

Both teams to score has paid out in 12 of the 15 derbies that have ever been contested by these two sides and a repeat is priced at just 8/13 (1.62) while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to 4/5 (1.80).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Bet Banner 28022020 Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with bet365

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