We’re counting down to MLS action taking place on Sunday when Los Angeles FC will play New York Red Bulls.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Los Angeles FC v New York Red Bulls match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC go into this match following a 1-1 MLS stalemate vs Seattle Sounders FC.
In that game, Los Angeles FC had 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Los Angeles FC was Cristián Arango (79'). Seattle Sounders FC got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Albert Rusnák (58') was the scorer for Seattle Sounders FC.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Los Angeles FC have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Los Angeles FC have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals along the way. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls will come into the match following on from a 3-0 Open Cup win over New York City FC in their last game.
Throughout their six latest matches, Gerhard Struber's New York Red Bulls have had reason to celebrate scoring 9 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was MLS match day 30 on 12/08/2019 when it ended Los Angeles FC 4-2 New York Red Bulls.
In that match, Los Angeles FC managed 60% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Jordan Harvey (23'), Latif Blessing (25'), Tyler Miller (45' Own goal), Carlos Vela (61') and Eddie Segura (72').
New York Red Bulls got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Cristian Cásseres (42') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Drew Fischer.
Team News: Los Angeles FC
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Los Angeles FC boss Steve Cherundolo to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Erik Dueñas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls boss Gerhard Struber has some current player fitness concerns. Andrés Reyes (Foot Injury) and Lucas Monzón (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
In our view, New York Red Bulls will have a tough ask to see themselves scoring against this Los Angeles FC side who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore see a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Los Angeles FC at the conclusion of the game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Los Angeles FC
Stadium: Banc of California Stadium (22,000)
Captain: Carlos Vela
Chairman: Peter Guber & Henry Nguyen
Manager: Steve Cherundolo
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)