MLS Betting Tips

LA Galaxy vs LAFC betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds


The 13 El Tráficos to date have produced 58 goals, 4.5 per game. LAFC have never won any of the six derbies in Carson, losing four of them.

Both teams to score is 4/9.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Carlos Vela ha scored ten times against the Galaxy, at least four more than against any other opponent. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to score anytime.

Javier Hernández scored on his el Tráfico debut 12 months ago. He is also 4/1 to open the scoring and 7/5 to net in 90 minutes.

Match preview

It's time for the 14th instalment of El Tráfico as the two Los Angeles clubs go head-to-head in a fixture not to be missed.

Their first-ever clash saw LA Galaxy come from 3-0 down to win 4-3; Zlatan Ibrahimović coming off the bench to score twice, including a stoppage time header.

In all, their 13 encounters have witnessed 58 goals with the Galaxy claiming four victories to LAFC's three.

Who will win this time in Carson?

Right now, 2019 Supporters' Shield winners LAFC are two places and four points above their rivals, sitting pretty as the best in the west.

Last weekend, the Black and Gold enjoyed a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Orlando City in a cross-conference affair at Exploria Stadium.

Brian Rodríguez, Jesús Murillo and Ilie Sánchez had them 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 in front before Kwadwo Opoku secured the victory in added on time.

This means Steve Cherundolo's side have won four of five games, only slipping up in a last-gasp 1-1 home draw against Portland last month.

LA Galaxy also enjoyed an impressive victory on the road last weekend, beating Portland Timbers 3-1 at Providence Park.

Javier Hernández bagging a brace in Oregon before Marky Delgado was sent off in a feisty affair.

Greg Vanney's side began 2022 with back-to-back wins, before suffering successive loses at the hands of Seattle and then Orlando.

Now, two of the early-season front-runners meet in a game that guarantees goals at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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Ben Gray

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