LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+185) Los Angeles (-110)
Sacha Kljestan and the LA Galaxy (2-0-1, 5th in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (1-2-0, 6th in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. The odds on this game have the LA Galaxy coming in at +185 and LAFC is at -110. The total opens at 2.5.
LA faced Seattle in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.4% rate by converting 503 of the 582 pass targets in their last game. The Galaxy attempted 9 dribbles in this matchup and converted 8 of the tries for a percentage of 88.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, LA finished the game at a 20.0% clip by putting 2 SoT out of 10 total shots. LA averages 2.00 goals per 90 minutes (6 goals in total) and have accounted for 3 assists in all matches this year.
Sacha Kljestan is a player who can be a difference maker for the LA Galaxy. He has 77 assists while tallying 64 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Kljestan has had a starting assignment in 364 outings during his career and tallies 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from the United States has totaled 57 goals in 32,279 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Chicharito, the forward born in Mexico. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 122 total goals. Chicharito has been on the field for 17,562 mins during 180 career starting assignments and has been handed 33 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.63 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will protect the net for LA Galaxy will be Jonathan Bond. Bond (35-24-34 record in his career) has tallied 20 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.3% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from England has seen 434 shots tried at him in 94 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (135 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.0. Bond has played for 8,459 mins and is sitting with 300 saves during his career.
In their last game, Los Angeles earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Houston. They finished the match by connecting on 441 of the 530 passes they tried for a rate of 83.2%. LAFC earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. Los Angeles converted 4 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 40.0% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 4 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Los Angeles sports an average of 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Corey Baird will be counted on for Los Angeles FC. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 65 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from the United States has totaled 5,835 professional minutes while scoring 18 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 10 times. Make sure to watch out for Diego Rossi, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has earned 54 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 15 times. Rossi has been handed 6 yellow cards in 9,952 minutes (111 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.49.
Pablo Sisniega will reside in front of the goal for Los Angeles FC. Sisniega has totaled 3 shutouts while defending 86 shots against him in 2,070 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 65.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 13.0%. He has given up 1.48 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 11-5-7. During his pro soccer career, Sisniega has allowed 34 goals while tallying 59 stops in 23 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-110)
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