New England managed to keep their undefeated streak alive against the Sounders last week. They will now look to make it five in a row when they will host the LA Galaxy on Saturday. The Galaxy are coming off a dominant win against Columbus and are undefeated in four. Both teams are in pretty solid form at this point and we should watch a very nice match.
Date/Time: 7-14-2018, 19:30 EDT
Spread: LA Galaxy +0.5
Total: 3 Goals
New England (7-4-7) played a really careful match at home against Seattle last week, where the two teams split the points. Neither team was very accurate in their shots, and they eventually had to settle for a goal-less draw. They are now undefeated in their last four (1-0-3), and have lost just once since late May. New England are sitting at the 5th spot of the Eastern Conference with 28 points, four ahead of Montreal. They have been really competitive at home so far in the season (6-2-3), where they have only kept three clean sheets. But they have been consistent scorers at home, failing to score in just three of their matches.
On the other hand, the LA Galaxy (7-7-4) are coming off a dominant performance in their last match. They absolutely destroyed Columbus Crew by a massive 0-4 at home, with Alessandrini scoring twice in that match. The Galaxy have now scored at least twice in their last three, also remaining undefeated in that span (1-0-2). However, they are still sitting outside of the playoff spots. They are now at the 8th spot of the Western Conference with 25 points, just one behind the 6th Vancouver and the playoffs. The Galaxy have been quite mediocre on the road so far (2-3-3), having won just once in their last six (1-3-2).
New England destroyed the Galaxy by 3-4 at home last season, but it was their first win in the last five (1-2-2). However, they have been really good as hosts against the Galaxy over the years (9-4-5).
Matches between the two teams have produced a lot of goals in recent years, with six of the last seven having featured at least Over 2.5 Goals. I will go with the Over 3 Goals here.
MLS New England Revolution vs LA Galaxy Prediction: Over 3 Goals (-120)
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