LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Playoff Betting Tips 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Banc of California Stadium
Banc of California Stadium is the venue where Adama Diomande and Los Angeles FC (21-9-4, 1st in the Western Conference) will play the LA Galaxy (17-3-15, 5th in the Western Conference) on Thursday. The goalkeepers expected to start are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Tyler Miller for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at -243 while the Galaxy are at +499. The over/under has been set at 3.5. The Galaxy beat Minnesota 2-1 to advance while LAFC had a 1st round bye after earning the #1 seed after their stellar regular season.
The LA Galaxy head into this game with a record of 17 wins, 3 draws, and 15 defeats putting them at 5th in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 58 goals which has them sitting at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 14th in the league. The LA Galaxy currently have a total of 45 assists, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league and 2nd in the conference. When it comes to shots on target, they currently have a total of 174 which has them sitting at 5th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a team, LA has a total of 390 fouls which means they are averaging 11.47 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 51 points for 2019 and they are averaging a crowd of 23,205.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the standout players to watch for the Galaxy. The forward from Sweden has competed in 541 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has totaled 42,827 mins. During that time, the 37-year-old has connected on 358 goals and has assisted on 127 goals. For his career he is averaging 79.2 mins per game. Ibrahimovic has started 541 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has committed 967 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, Ibrahimovic has 1030 over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 1st out of active players and 1st in the Western Conference among forwards. Jonathan dos Santos is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from LA. The 28-year-old from Mexico has scored 14 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which ranks him 34th in the Western Conference among midfielders and 174th among active players in professional soccer. He has played 16,375 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which ranks him 26th among active midfielders and averages 71.8 minutes per game which is 239th in pro soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has connected on 56 shots on target which has him sitting in 35th in the Western Conference among active midfielders.
The goalie for the Galaxy is David Bingham from the United States. He is 29 years old and has totaled 2,970 minutes minding the goal this year. Bingham is allowing an average of 1.67 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 30th among goalies in Major League Soccer. During this year, he has allowed 55 goals. His save percentage is .721 which has him ranking 5th among Western Conference goaltenders.
Los Angeles FC will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 21 victories, 9 draws, and 4 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are currently ranked 1st in the West and 1st in MLS with +48. They have earned a total of 84 goals for the 2019 season which is good for 1st in the West. Los Angeles has a save percentage as a team of .706 which currently has them ranked 6th in MLS, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 22,251 putting them at 4th in the West.
One of the hardest players to defend for LAFC is Adama Diomande. The 28 year-old has drilled 58 balls into the back of the net over the course of his professional soccer career. He is ranked 32nd among active forwards in the Western Conference in assists with 12 and has earned 129 shots on target over the course of his professional soccer career. He has played a total of 8,670 minutes and has an average of 53.9 mins per game over the course of his professional soccer career. Another player to keep an eye on for this team Carlos Vela. The forward from Mexico has racked up 130 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 4th in the Western Conference among active forwards. He also has a total of 366 fouls.
In goal for LAFC is Tyler Miller
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LAFC (-243)
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