Los Angeles FC stood greatly in New York last week and managed to secure a point. They have been really strong so far in the season and will now look to return to winning ways. They will play host to Real Salt Lake on Saturday, who are coming off a really bad loss. But they haven’t been all that bad this season and will look for a reaction.
Date/Time: 3-23-2019, 22:30 EST
Spread: Real Salt Lake +1.5
Total: 3.25 Goals
Los Angeles FC (2-0-1) are coming into this match after a really hard-fought 2-2 draw on the road against New York City FC. Their opponents took the lead twice in that match but Carlos Vela was in stunning form. He pulled even on both occasions and helped his team retain their undefeated status after three matches. Los Angeles FC are sitting 2nd in the Western Conference with 7 points, just as many as Houston below them.
On the other hand, Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) run out of luck in their previous match and met a devastating loss. They traveled to DC to meet with United, and things quickly took a turn for the worse. Wayne Rooney pretty much destroyed their defenses with three goals and an assist, but that’s not all. Real Salt Lake were unlucky with a couple of fouls and saw two red cards in that match. That made it really easy for DC United who scored five goals in that match. Even so, Real Salt Lake were pretty solid in their previous two matches. They are now sitting 8th in the Western Conference with 4 points, scoring just twice and conceding six in the process.
The two teams met on three occasions last season, twice in the regular season and once in the playoffs. Los Angeles FC destroyed Real Salt Lake by a harsh 5-1 on the road before doubling their wins with a 0-2 in this venue.
But it was Real Salt Lake who had the last laugh, as they beat their opponents by 3-2 in this venue and moved on in the playoffs. Los Angeles FC are always strong at home and will most likely remain undefeated here. But I will go with the Over 3.25 Goals as both teams are strong up front.
MLS Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction: Over 3.25 Goals (-102)
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