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Bitesize Prediction: LA Galaxy vs Sacramento Republic – 22/06/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 21 Jun 2022


Competition: US Open Cup

Market: LA Galaxy win

Odds: 6/11 @ 888sport

With a spot in the semi-final of this season’s US Open Cup up for grabs in the early hours of Wednesday, LA Galaxy will host USL outfit Sacramento Republic.

Starting with the hosts, while LA Galaxy might have managed to snatch a last-gasp point last weekend, the Whites will feel that they missed out on a golden chance. Eventually having to settle for a 1-1 draw against a struggling Portland, Head Coach Greg Vanney will be calling on an immediate response from his side in midweek. Heading into the international break by signing off May with back-to-back 4-1 and 3-1 victories against Austin and LAFC, the American giants will be hoping to find some stability at the back. Although the Galaxy might have largely impressed with their recent displays in California, Wednesday’s hosts have failed to land a single clean sheet from any of their previous seven domestic contests across all formats, a run that stems back to May 5th. Still smelling a chance here, Vanney’s men will be desperate to avoid a banana skin in front of their own supporters.

As for the visitors, last seen over the weekend picking up a 2-0 victory against LA Galaxy’s second-string while on USL duties, Sacramento will be looking to pick up another scalp here. Continuing to impress many across America since opening the 2022 campaign, the Republic have lost just one of their last 10 matchups across all formats, a run that stems all the way back to April 23rd. Managing to book Wednesday’s quarter-final showdown in California after claiming a deserved 2-0 win against MLS outfit San Jose last month, Head Coach Mark Briggs has been filled with praise for his side’s extended purple patch. However, while Sacramento might find the mood in their camp at a real high when they make the step up in class, we’re backing a home victory for the top-flight side in what could be a close affair.

Bet: LA Galaxy 6/11 to beat Sacramento Republic in Wednesday’s US Open Cup tie @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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