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Prediction: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, MLS 21 Jul 2021

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Prediction: LA Galaxy to win 2-1

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy will face each other in Major League Soccer this week. The match will be played at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and is scheduled to kick off at 3am UK time on Thursday.

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake are not having the best of seasons. Freddy Juarez’s side side are eighth in Major League Soccer Western Conference at the moment with 16 points from 12 matches.

The Claret and Cobalt will head into the match against the Los Angeles on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Los Angeles away from home. It followed a 4-0 hammering of the Vancouver Whitecaps away from home in MLS.

Team News:

Zack Farnsworth and Jeizon Ramirez are likely to miss out.

Los Angeles Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy are having a good season, as expected, and are very much in the race to win the entire thing. Greg Vanney’s side are third in Major League Soccer Western Conference at the moment with 24 points from 13 matches, just five points behind leaders, the Seattle Sounders, who have played 14 games.

The Galaxy will head into the match against Real Salt Lake on the back of a 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps. It followed a 3-1 victory over FC Dallas at home.

Team News:

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is likely to miss out due to a calf injury.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Real Salt Lake have won two of their last six MLS games.
  • LA Galaxy have lost three and won three of their last six MLS games.
  • Real Salt Lake have scored 19 goals and conceded 14 in MLS.
  • LA Galaxy have scored 21 goals and conceded 20 in MLS.

Conclusion

The Los Angeles Galaxy are a much better team, and it is hard to see them slip against Real Salt Lake. An away win is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: LA Galaxy to win 2-1

Best Odds: 11/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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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