LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+137) Los Angeles (+162)
Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (3-0-2, 3rd in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (4-1-0, 1st in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +162 while the Galaxy are at +137. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
LA played Portland in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 87.6% received passes rate by connecting on 417 of the 476 pass targets in their last match. The Galaxy attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and completed 6 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, LA walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% clip by landing 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. LA is averaging 1.20 goals per 90 (6 total goals) and have 5 assists in all matches this year.
Chicharito is a player who should be able to impact this game for the LA Galaxy. Chicharito has been in the starting lineup in 202 outings during his career and tallies 0.64 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Mexico has earned 138 goals in 19,480 mins. He has 22 assists while earning 38 yellow cards in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Kevin Cabral, the forward born in France. Cabral has 6,070 mins in 67 starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 8 times during his soccer career while he has scored 15 total goals. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man defending the goal for LA Galaxy will be Jonathan Bond. Bond has been on the pitch for a total of 11,429 minutes and has 411 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (183 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.6. The keeper hailing from England has had 589 shots tried at him in 127 starting assignments. Bond (48-32-46 mark during his career) has recorded 26 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Los Angeles earned three points by winning 4-2 against Orlando. LAFC finished the match with a 26.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 278 of the 331 passes they attempted for a rate of 84.0%. Los Angeles had 4 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 36.4% clip in their last match. With 13 goals and 6 assists in all their matches, Los Angeles is averaging 2.60 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 min.
Cristian Arango should provide a spark for Los Angeles FC. The forward born in Colombia has totaled 10,175 mins while he has scored 44 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He currently averages 0.39 G/90 and has started 109 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Carlos Vela, the forward who represents Mexico. He has 143 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 69 times. Vela has been given 51 yellow card cautions in 28,612 professional minutes played (319 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.45.
Maxime Crepeau will be residing in front of the net for Los Angeles FC. Crepeau has accumulated 32 clean sheets and has defended 594 shots against him in 11,307 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 72.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.4%. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 39-28-58. So far in his career, Crepeau has allowed 180 goals and has tallied 426 saves in 126 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take the Galaxy (+137)
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