Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/22/2020
Game: Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LAFC (-303) LA (+550)
Joe Corona and Los Angeles FC (2-3-0, 4th in the Western Conference) play the LA Galaxy (0-2-3, 13th in the Western Conference) at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Kenneth Vermeer for Los Angeles FC and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The line on this game has Los Angeles FC priced at -303 and the Galaxy are at +550. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
LAFC have collected 15 goals this year, which is 1st in MLS. They have tried 102 shots at their opponents goal with 42 being on target, which is a 41.2% SOT percentage. Los Angeles maintains possession for 63.6% of games while dribbling successfully 57.4% of the time (16th in MLS). They have caught 2,309 passes on 2,731 attempts on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 84.5%.
Carlos Vela is a guy who should be able to impact this match for LAFC. Vela has been a starter in 297 matchups in his MLS career and he has earned 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in Mexico has earned 132 goals scored (3rd among active MLS players) in 26,748 minutes played. He has totaled 63 assists while earning 50 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Diego Rossi, the forward from Uruguay. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his MLS career while scoring 46 goals. Rossi has been on the field for 8,616 minutes during 96 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.48 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career (27th among active players).
The man protecting the net for Los Angeles will be Kenneth Vermeer. Vermeer has seen the pitch for 20,684 mins and is sitting with 593 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (286 goals given up) and his save % is .692. The keeper from the Netherlands has had 857 shots tried at him in 231 career starting assignments. Vermeer (128-51-49 mark during his career) has 73 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.6% clean sheet percentage.
The Galaxy have successfully dribbled 54% of the time this season while earning 4 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 50.4% of the time. LA has totaled 2,044 pass targets on the season (20th in MLS) and they have 1,760 completed passes. They have connected on 27.5% of their shots on target on 51 shots.
Joe Corona will be someone to watch for LA. The midfielder who is from the United States has been on the pitch for 11,238 mins while scoring 7 goals (203rd among active players). He has 20 yellow cards in his MLS career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. He is currently averaging 0.06 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 4 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ethan Zubak, the forward who was born in the United States. Zubak has been handed a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 6,642 mins played (73 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.35 (64th among active MLS players). He has scored 26 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times.
David Bingham will reside in front of the goal for the Galaxy. During his pro soccer career, Bingham has given up 256 goals while he has accumulated 541 saves in 176 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 70-42-66. He has a save % of .695 and his shutout rate is currently at 26.7%. Bingham has totaled 47 clean sheets while defending 778 shots against him in 15,932 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-303)
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