LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+148) Los Angeles (+171)
Dignity Health Sports Park is the venue where Latif Blessing and Los Angeles FC (9-6-12, 9th in Western Conference) will take on the LA Galaxy (11-5-11, 6th in Western Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +171 while the Galaxy are at +148. The over/under is set at 3.25.
LA stepped onto the pitch against Austin in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. The Galaxy attempted 17 dribbles in this match and completed 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 52.9%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 89.9% passes received percentage by completing 498 of the 554 targeted passes last contest.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, LA walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by putting 7 shots on target out of 14 total shots. LA is averaging 1.33 goals per 90 (36 total goals) and have accounted for 26 assists in all matches for the year.
Kevin Cabral is a player who can be a difference maker for the LA Galaxy. He has totaled 7 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Cabral has been in the starting lineup in 57 matches thus far in his career and he scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has racked up 14 goals in 5,351 mins played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Chicharito, the forward representing Mexico. Chicharito has been on the field for 18,529 minutes during 191 starts and has been given 34 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times during his soccer career while scoring 129 total goals. He scores 0.63 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond has been on the field for a total of 10,349 minutes and has 377 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.46 (168 total goals conceded) and his save % is 70.4. The goalie from England has seen 541 shots tried against him in 115 starts. Bond (43-28-43 mark in his career) has earned 23 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.0% shutout rate.
For their last game, Los Angeles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against San Jose. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 304 of the 367 attempted passes for a rate of 82.8%. LAFC earned a 36.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 25 dribbles they pursued. Los Angeles landed 3 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 23.1% clip in their last outing. With a total of 37 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Los Angeles has an average of 1.37 goals and 0.96 assists per 90.
Latif Blessing should provide a spark for Los Angeles FC. The forward from Ghana has been on the pitch for 9,304 professional minutes while he has scored 17 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.16 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 100 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Cristian Arango, the forward who represents Colombia. Arango has been handed 20 yellow cards in 9,349 minutes played (100 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has earned 36 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 different times.
Tomas Romero will reside in front of the net for Los Angeles FC. Romero has tallied 7 clean sheets and has defended 186 shots tried against him in 3,555 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 61.8 and his shutout rate is 17.9%. He has conceded 1.85 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 12-9-18. So far in his career, Romero has conceded 73 goals and has 114 saves in 39 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+171)
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