LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+350) Los Angeles FC (-161)
Latif Blessing and the LA Galaxy (3-2-3, 5th in the Western Conference) host Los Angeles FC (3-3-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday. The starting goalies are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Kenneth Vermeer for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at -161 while the Galaxy are at +350. The total has been set at 3.75.
LA maintains possession for 47.9% of games while successfully dribbling 52.7% of the time (24th in MLS). They have attempted 94 shots at the opposition with 37 being on target, which is a 39.4% shots on target percentage. The Galaxy have accounted for 12 goals this season, which has them 12th in MLS. They have received 2,630 passes from teammates on 3,056 targets on the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 86.1%.
Ethan Zubak is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Galaxy. He has accounted for 7 assists while earning 10 yellow cards during his career. Zubak has been a starter in 76 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward who was born in the United States has totaled 27 goals scored (85th among active players) in 6,880 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Cristian Pavon, the forward who hails from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times so far in his career and he has scored 28 goals. Pavon has been on the pitch for 8,112 minutes during 92 starting assignments and has been given 6 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 minutes in his career (80th among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for LA is David Bingham. Bingham has played for a total of 16,202 minutes and has 547 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.44 (260 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .694. The goalie from the United States has had 788 shots tried at him in 179 starts. Bingham (73-42-66 mark in his MLS career) has 48 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.8% clean sheet rate.
LAFC have had success dribbling 59.7% of the time for the year while totaling 21 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 83.0% while controlling possession of the ball 60.1% of the time. Los Angeles has totaled 4,238 targets so far this year (5th in MLS) with 3,517 completed passes. They have connected on 40.1% of their shots on target out of 142 shots.
Latif Blessing should be someone to watch for Los Angeles. The midfielder from Ghana has played 6,728 professional minutes and he has scored 15 goals (145th among active MLS players). He has 11 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 12 times. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 208 games during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rossi, the forward who represents Uruguay. He has earned 49 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Rossi has been given a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 8,876 mins played (99 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.50 (22nd among active MLS players).
Kenneth Vermeer will look after the net for LAFC. During his pro soccer career, Vermeer has conceded 291 goals while he has totaled 597 saves in 233 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 128-51-51. He is the owner of a save % of .689 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.3%. Vermeer has racked up 73 clean sheets while seeing 866 shots attempted against him in 20,864 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-161)
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