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Los Angeles FC to beat San Jose Earthquakes and both teams to score 7/5 for Friday’s US Open Cup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 20 Jun 2019

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Competition: US Open Cup

Market: Los Angeles FC win and both teams to score

Odds: 7/5 @ Bet 365

Continuing on what has become a stellar start to the season, LAFC will welcome a resurgent San Jose to the Banc of California Stadium on Friday.

Starting with the hosts, putting in yet another dominant display in their empathic 3-0 win away at Real Salt Lake last time out, former USA coach Bob Bradley sees his side tipped as an overwhelming favorite to win the West outright this year. Holding a nine-point buffer at the top of the table, a huge part of their stellar start has been their form in the final third. Led by leading goalscorer Carlos Vela who has bagged 15 MLS goals this season, no team in either of the conferences have bagged more goals than LAFC. Despite only recording just one clean sheet since the middle of May, they have scored 10 strikes in their last four matches at the Banc of California Stadium.

As for the visitors, while they may have gone about it the hard way last week, San Jose’s dramatic 4-3 win over USL outfit Sacramento Republic sees the Earthquakes enjoying a five-match unbeaten run that stems back to the start of May. Also with one eye on mounting a play-off charge in the West, a huge part of their recent revival has come thanks to their form in the final third. Scoring two or more goals in four of their last five outings, Matías Almeyda’s side will be looking to extend their goalscoring run against a LAFC outfit that have shown some defensive issues of late. Despite their form in the final third, it is worth noting that San Jose have recorded just a single away victory all season.

Bet: Los Angeles FC to beat San Jose Earthquakes and both teams to score 7/5 for Friday’s US Open Cup @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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