LA Galaxy’s terrible run of form continued last weekend as they lost 3-1 at Portland Timbers, extending their winless streak to eight matches in all competitions and pushing them to 9th in the MLS Western Conference.
They are now nine points adrift of the playoffs and are showing no sign of turning their torrid fortunes around. In the MLS they have drawn one and lost six of their last seven games, conceding a huge 18 goals in the process.
Somewhat against the grain, LA Galaxy struggle even more on their home pitch. The Stubhub Center has seen them win just one league game this season, drawing four and losing six. The 19 goals they’ve conceded is the second worst home defensive record in the MLS, so the visitors will be feeling confident heading into this one.
New York City came from a goal behind to beat New York Red Bulls 3-2 last weekend, courtesy of a David Villa hat trick. His winner in the 75th minute was his 17th league goal of the season, and given LA Galaxy’s shocking home defensive record, backing him to score anytime at 4/5 looks a great choice for our goalscorer predictions.
The visitors have now won six of their last nine league matches, putting them 3rd in the MLS Eastern Conference and just four points off the top spot. They will be hoping that this is finally the year they outdo their cross-city rivals, after living in their shadow since their inception a couple of season ago.
Away from home New York City’s form isn’t overly good, but they have won four of their last nine league matches and are facing the worst home side in the league. Considering Galaxy’s shocking spell at the moment, backing New York City Draw No Bet at 5/6 looks a good choice.
The hosts do have a good offensive record at home, it’s just massively outweighed by their defensive setup. This has resulted in some high scoring games, including their 6-2 loss at home to Real Salt Lake and their 5-2 friendly defeat to Manchester United. Backing a New York City Win and Both Teams to Score at 10/3 looks an attractive option, along with a huge price of 40/1 for a 4-2 correct score predictions.
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