LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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Harry How
In sensational form so far this campaign, Al Hain-Cole is backing Bradley's men to pull off their first El Trafico victory over their neighbours

Local bragging rights are up for grabs at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday as LA Galaxy take on Los Angeles FC in El Trafico.

The Black and Gold are yet to beat their local rivals in three attempts, but are well ahead in the race for the Supporters’ Shield after winning 14 and losing just two of their opening 20 league fixtures.

Latest odds

Indeed, they are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with 888Sport to finally get the better of their neighbours by coming out on top in Carson.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s men have won one and lost none of the three previous derbies, but are 23/10 (3.30) outsiders to emerge victorious once again.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy 2019

The last two meetings between the sides have both resulted in draws, and there are odds of 3/1 (4.00) available on this one also finishing up all square.

Team news

Chris Pontius and Sebastian Lletget will both face late fitness tests, while Romain Alessandrini is a long term absentee as he recovers from knee surgery.

Alejandro Guido is doubtful due to a quad strain, with Danilo Silva out with a hamstring strain and Javier Perez out for the season due to an ACL tear.

Preview

Despite their inferior head-to-head record, the Black and Gold are undoubtedly worthy of the favourites tag considering their sensational form this season.

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Currently 11 points clear of Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference and 10 ahead of Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union in the Supporters’ Shield race, they have also racked up an incredible +36 goal difference – a tally that exceeds all but two MLS teams’ total goal returns.

In contrast, the Galaxy have lost seven of their last 11 MLS fixtures, including four of their most recent five in front of their own fans.

Predictions

All in all, those 4/5 (1.80) odds seem well worth backing on LAFC adding a first derby win to their already excellent season.

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LA Galaxy

form

All
WHI 3 - 0 GAL
L
GAL 1 - 1 SOU
D
GAL 2 - 1 RSL
W
POR 5 - 2 GAL
L
LAF 2 - 0 GAL
L
GAL 1 - 0 WHI
W
GAL 0 - 4 SJE
L
GAL 3 - 6 POR
L
SJE 2 - 1 GAL
L
RSL 2 - 0 GAL
L
Los Angeles

form

All
TIG 2 - 1 LAF
L
LAF 3 - 1 AME
W
LAF 2 - 1 CAZ
W
SOU 3 - 1 LAF
L
LAF 1 - 1 POR
D
SJE 3 - 2 LAF
L
LAF 2 - 1 HOU
W
LAF 2 - 0 GAL
W
POR 1 - 1 LAF
D
WHI 2 - 1 LAF
L
Head to Head
10 Matches (3 Draws)
4 Total wins 3
3 Home wins 3
1 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
2 Wins
0 Draw
3 Wins
LAF 2 - 0 GAL
GAL 3 - 0 LAF
LAF 0 - 2 GAL
LAF 6 - 2 GAL
LAF 5 - 3 GAL
10 Goals Scored 13
Games Over 2.5 Goals 3 / 5
Both Teams Scored 2 / 5
Team Comparison
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Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. LAFC have faced Los Angeles Galaxy four times in MLS prior to this meeting and have never won (1L-2D). This is their most games against a single opponent in the competition without having won a match.
  2. LA Galaxy have lost four of their 11 MLS home games this season, with each of these coming in their last five games at Dignity Health Sports Park. If they lose, they’ll have equaled their tally of home defeats in MLS from last season (five in 17 home games).
  3. Los Angeles FC have won a league-high 15 points from losing positions in MLS 2019, with six of these coming in their last two games. They fell behind in the opening five minutes against both Vancouver and Houston before going on to pick up the win.
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored in 10 different MLS matches in 2019 for LA Galaxy. The only player in the competition to score in a higher number of individual games this season in MLS is Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela (14 games).
  5. Carlos Vela has scored 19 goals in 19 Major League Soccer appearances so far in 2019. Last season, Josef Martínez had scored 17 goals in his first 19 appearances before going on to net an MLS record of 31 goals in a single regular season.
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