Real Salt Lake take on Los Angeles FC in Monday’s forthcoming MLS meeting.
Our Real Salt Lake v Los Angeles FC predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake prepare for this fixture after a 0-0 MLS stalemate against Minnesota United.
In that game, Real Salt Lake managed 43% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Minnesota United got 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target.
A recurring characteristic of recent Real Salt Lake games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a losing one. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Los Angeles FC
Following on from being beaten in their last game against San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action, Los Angeles FC will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Los Angeles FC managed 52% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Los Angeles FC was Kaye (45'). San Jose Earthquakes had 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Salinas (80') and Yueill (93') scored for San Jose Earthquakes.
The stats tell the story, and Los Angeles FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. Defensively, LAFC seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 10/03/2018 tells us that Real Salt Lake have won 2 of these games & Los Angeles FC 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Claret and Cobalt and 13 netted by LAFC. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
Team News: Real Salt Lake
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Real Salt Lake gaffer Freddy Juarez to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Tate Schmitt (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Los Angeles FC
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Los Angeles FC manager Bob Bradley to contend with. Carlos Vela (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We believe that Real Salt Lake will have to play well to break down this Los Angeles FC outfit who we think will end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for Los Angeles FC at full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Real Salt Lake
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium (20,213)
Captain: Kyle Beckerman
Chairman: Dell Loy Hansen
Manager: Freddy Juarez
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)