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Prediction: Los Angeles FC vs New Mexico United

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 9 Jul 2024

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Prediction: Los Angeles FC to win 2-0

Best Odds: 32/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Los Angeles FC and New Mexico United will lock horns with each other in the US Open Cup this week. The quarter-final tie between the Major League Soccer club and the USL Championship side will be held at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California. It is scheduled to kick off at 4 am UK time on Thursday.

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC are doing extremely well at the moment. The Black and Gold are at the top of the Major League Soccer Western Conference table with 43 points from 21 matches, level on points with second-placed Real Salt Lake, who have played 22 games.

Steve Cherundolo’s side are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions. That run started when Los Angeles FC registered a 3-1 win against the Las Vegas Lights on May 8 at Cashman Field in the US Open Cup. This is the third time that LAFC will play in the quarter-finals of the competitions and their first since 2019.

Los Angeles FC will head into the US Open Cup against New Mexico United on the back of a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. It came after a 3-0 victory over Colorado Rapids at home in the league which followed a 6-2 hammering of San Jose Earthquakes in front of their fans in MLS.

Team News:

Los Angeles FC are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. John McCarthy will lead the line for the home team. Miki Yamane, Jalen Neal, Maya Yoshida and  Julian Aude will be the four defenders. Marky Delgado and Edwin Cerrillo will be the two holding midfielders. Joseph Paintsil, Ricard Puig and Gabriel Pec will be the three playmakers. Dejan Joveljic will lead the line for Los Angeles FC.

New Mexico United

New Mexico United are a modest club in the USA, but they are doing well at the moment. Eric Quill’s side are second in the USL Championship Group West table at the moment with 34 points from 16 matches. The Black and Yellow are five points above second-placed, the Oakland Roots, who have played 19 games.

The Kings of Chaos are in good form right now. They have won four of their last five matches and have emerged victorious in each of their last three games. New Mexico United’s best run in U.S. Open Cup history came in its inaugural season when it defeated two MLS clubs (Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas) to reach the Quarterfinals, where it was defeated 6-1 by Minnesota United FC. This

New Mexico United will head into the US Open Cup match against Los Angeles FC on the back of a 2-0 victory over Orange County SC at home in the USL Championship. It followed a 3-2 victory over San Antonio FC away from home in the league and came after a 1-0 win against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in front of their fans in the USL Championship.

Team News:

New Mexico United are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Alexandros Tabakis will be in goal and will have Arturo Astorga, Anthony Herbert, Jon-Talen Maples and Chris Gloster in front of him in defence. Houssou Landry and Zico Bailey will be the two holding midfielders. Avionne Flanagan, Marco Micaletto and Jacobo Reyes will be the three attacking midfielders. Daniel Bruce will lead the line for New Mexico United.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Los Angeles FC have won 13 out of their 21 Major League Soccer Western Conference games this campaign.
  • Los Angeles FC have scored 43 goals in 21 Major League Soccer Western Conference games this campaign.
  • Los Angeles FC have conceded 24 goals in 21 Major League Soccer Western Conference games this campaign.
  • New Mexico United have conceded 20 goals in 16 USL Championship Group West matches this season.
  • New Mexico United have won 11 out of their 16 USL Championship Group West matches this season.

Conclusion

Los Angeles FC are in a higher league than New Mexico United and will play at home. It is hard to see the Major League Soccer club slip up. This US Open Cup tie is likely to end in a victory for Los Angeles FC.

Prediction: Los Angeles FC to win 2-0

Best Odds: 32/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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