Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-154) LA (+350)
Banc of California Stadium is the venue where Sebastian Lletget and the LA Galaxy (11-2-8, 4th in Western Conference) will play Los Angeles FC (6-5-9, 9th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. The line on this contest has Los Angeles FC coming in at -154 and the Galaxy are at +350. The total is set at 3.5.
Los Angeles took the field against Vancouver in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 87.8% passes received rate by completing 288 out of their 328 passing attempts last game. LAFC attempted 24 dribbles in this matchup and converted 15 of the tries for a percentage of 62.5%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Los Angeles walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 24 total shots. Los Angeles sports an average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes (24 goals in total) and are sitting with 20 assists in all matches for the year.
Carlos Vela is a player who can be a difference maker for Los Angeles FC. He has accounted for 68 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Vela has had a starting assignment in 314 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Mexico has recorded 139 goals in 28,167 professional minutes.
Someone else who should impact this match is Diego Rossi, the forward who represents Uruguay. Rossi has played 11,425 minutes in 127 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 16 times in his career while scoring 60 goals. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Los Angeles FC will be Tomas Romero. Romero has played for a total of 3,015 mins and has tallied 105 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.88 (63 goals allowed) and his save % is 63.5. The goalkeeper from El Salvador has had 167 shots tried against him in 33 starting assignments. Romero (9-8-16 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 6 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 18.2% shutout percentage.
For their last game, LA took a loss by a score of 2-1 against San Jose. The Galaxy finished with a 61.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 439 out of their 512 attempted passes for a percentage of 85.7%. LA had 4 shots on goal out of 18 shots attempted earning them a 22.2% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 30 goals and 21 assists in all their games, LA averages 1.43 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Sebastian Lletget will be counted on for LA Galaxy. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has started 123 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who is from the United States has 10,715 professional minutes while earning 21 goals. He has earned 8 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Chicharito, the forward who represents Mexico. Chicharito has been given 34 yellow cards in 18,168 professional minutes (187 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.63. He has earned 127 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 21 different times.
Jonathan Bond is expected to look after the net for LA Galaxy. In his career, Bond has allowed 160 goals and has accumulated 362 saves in 111 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 43-26-41. He holds a save percentage of 70.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.7%. Bond has accumulated 23 clean sheets and has defended 519 shots tried against him in 9,989 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take the Galaxy (+350)
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