Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/18/2020
Game: Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-161) LA (+350)
Diego Rossi and Los Angeles FC (1-2-0, 6th in the Western Conference) are headed to ESPN Sports Complex on Saturday where they'll meet the LA Galaxy (0-1-2, 12th in the Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Kenneth Vermeer for Los Angeles FC and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. LAFC is priced at -161 while the Galaxy are at +350. The total is set at 3.25.
Los Angeles FC comes into this match holding a mark of 1 victory, 2 draws, and 0 defeats ranking them 6th. So far this year, they have converted a total of 7 goals which has them at 4th in the West and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles FC currently have a total of 4 assists, which has them at 9th in the league and 3rd in the West. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 27 which has them at 2nd in the West and 2nd in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has earned a total of 37 fouls which has them averaging 12.3 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 5 points for this season.
Diego Rossi is one of the best players for LAFC. The forward from Italy has engaged in 66 contests over the course of his career and has totaled 5,510 mins. Up to now, the 20-year-old has racked up 28 goals and has assisted on 12 goals. He's earned a career average of 83.5 minutes per appearance. Rossi has started 66 contests in the time he has played pro soccer and has committed 50 fouls over the course of that time. In discussing shots on target, Rossi has earned 87 in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 104th among active players and 27th in the West among forwards. Adama Diomande is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Los Angeles. The 28-year-old from Norway has connected on 58 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 11th in the Western Conference among forwards and 32nd among active players in MLS. He has played a total of 8,670 mins in the time he has played pro soccer which ranks him 24th among active forwards and has an average of 53.9 mins per game which has him sitting in 418th in professional soccer. In his career, he has connected on 129 shots on target which has him ranked 17th in the West among active forwards.
The guy protecting the net for Los Angeles is Kenneth Vermeer. Vermeer (128-51-49 mark during his career) has totaled 73 shutouts, which gives him a 31.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has had 857 shots attempted at him in 231 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (286 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .692. Vermeer has seen the pitch for a total of 20,684 minutes and is sitting with 593 saves during his MLS career.
The LA Galaxy is the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 0 victories, 1 draw, and 2 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the Western Conference and 19th in MLS with -2. They currently have a total of 2 goals for 2020 which has them ranked at 12th in the Western Conference. LA has a save % as a team of .636 which currently has them ranked 15th in MLS, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal.
One of the guys to watch for the Galaxy is Perry Kitchen. The 26 year-old has delivered 9 balls past the man in net in his career. He is 47th among active midfielders in the West in assists with 12 and has earned 27 shots on target in his career. He has totaled 21,561 mins and averages 85.2 mins per appearance in his career. Another name to know on this squad is Ethan Zubak. The forward from the United States has scored 20 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 34th in the West among active forwards. He also has racked up 97 fouls.
David Bingham will look after the net for the Galaxy. In his pro soccer career, Bingham has conceded 249 goals while he has racked up 532 stops in 174 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 70-41-65. He holds a save % of .697 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.0%. Bingham has accumulated 47 shutouts while seeing 763 shots against him in 15,752 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LA (+350)
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