Los Angeles vs Alajuelense Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 16/03/2023

Los Angeles FC
16/03/23 - 02:30

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Alajuelense

Los Angeles FC - Alajuelense

CONCACAF Champions Cup - Banc of California Stadium

4th Round

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

CONCACAF Champions League Predictions for Los Angeles vs Alajuelense

Alajuelense will have to travel on Thursday to face the unbeatable Los Angeles at BMO Stadium. Here are our top Los Angeles vs Alajuelense betting tips for this game.

Over 3.5 Goals

Even though the first game between the two teams ended with a 0-3 victory for Los Angeles, we still highly recommend you listen to this superior Los Angeles vs Alajuelense prediction. Sure, the game was under 3.5 goals but on another day it would’ve ended with 5+ goals. After all, Los Angeles alone had 25 shots at target, 13 of which were on target.

Alajuelense had decent goalscoring prospects that they should’ve turned to goals. The Costa Rican team had 13 shots at target and while neither of these shots ended in a goal for Alajuelense, we’re confident that the visitors at BMO Stadium have nothing to lose and they’ll be hammering away in desperate attempts to find the net.

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Los Angeles/Los Angeles

Los Angeles are one of MLS’ most impressive teams since the start of the season. Granted, only three official games have been played up until now but in all of them, Steven Cherundolo’s boys scored three or more goals. Even the pre-season friendly against San Diego Loyal on the 19th of September ended with a 3-1 victory for Los Angeles.

We fully anticipate the game on Thursday to go Steven Cherundolo’s way and our Los Angeles vs Alajuelense predictions to be successful.

Currently, in 2nd place in MLS’ Western Conference ranking, Los Angeles have a game yet to be played that could launch them to the top of the table. The clash against Alajuelense will be nothing more than a protocol game.

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Key Los Angeles vs Alajuelense Odds & H2H Statistics

These superior odds brought by FanDuel will clarify some of our Los Angeles vs Alajuelense predictions.

Head to Head

10/03/23

CONCACAF Champions League CCL

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

3

Last Five - Los Angeles FC

06/04/24

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

1

2

W

30/03/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

3

2

L

24/03/24

USA MLS USA

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

5

W

17/03/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

0

L

10/03/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

0

D

Last Five - Alajuelense

15/03/24

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

New England Revolution

New England Revolution

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

1

1

D

10/03/24

Costa Rica Primera Division Costa

AD Guanacasteca

AD Guanacasteca

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

3

0

L

06/03/24

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

New England Revolution

New England Revolution

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

4

0

L

02/03/24

Costa Rica Primera Division Costa

Santos de Guu00e1piles

Santos de Guu00e1piles

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

0

4

W

25/02/24

Costa Rica Primera Division Costa

Herediano

Herediano

Alajuelense

Alajuelense

1

0

L

Los Angeles odds: -250 – 61.0%

Draw odds: +425 – 28.0%

Alajuelense odds: +725 – 11.0%

With a whopping 61.0% win probability at -250, it’s no wonder why everyone pegs Steven Cherundolo’s boys as favorites to win on Thursday. Alajuelense’s odds at +725 barely give the Costa Rican team an 11.0% chance of winning this CONCACAF Champions League game.

Los Angeles vs Alajuelense Lineups & Team News

Los Angeles

Adding up to their already impressive 0-3 win over Alajuelense, Los Angeles’ players were keen on preserving their form against New England Revolution. The game was held at BMO Stadium and since the first kick, Los Angeles had complete control over the game. After 90 minutes of soccer have been played, coach Steven Cherundolo’s boys had 12 shots on target compared to New England Revolution’s one correct shot!

Predicted lineup – McCarthy (GK), Palencia, Murillo, Long, Palacios, Tillman, Ilie, Acosta, Opoku, Bouanga & Biuk

Alajuelense

The performance in the Costa Rican Primera Division last week wasn’t much different from the CONCACAF Champions League one. With a 0-2 home loss against Santos de Guapiles, coach Andres Carevic’s boys only proved our Los Angeles vs Alajuelense predictions for Thursday to be even more of a slam dunk.

Predicted lineup – Moreira (GK), Martinez, Gonzalez, Gamboa, Cordero, Mora, Borges, Suarez, Lopez, Alcocer & Venegas

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC
4-3-3
77
John McCarthy
us
33
Aaron Long
us
14
Giorgio Chiellini
it
30
Sergi Palencia
es
12
Diego Palacios
ec
11
Timothy Tillmann
de
6
Ilie Sanchez
es
20
Jose Cifuentes
ec
7
Stipe Biuk
hr
10
Carlos Vela
mx
22
Kwadwo Opoku
gh
Substitutes
27
Nathan Ordaz
us
32
Abraham Romero
mx
17
Daniel Crisostomo
us
1
Eldin Jakupovic
ch
2
Denil Maldonado
hn
99
Denis Bouanga
ga
3
Jesus Murillo
co
18
Erik Duenas
us
23
Kellyn Acosta
us

Alajuelense

Alajuelense
4-5-1
23
Leonel Moreira
cr
26
Giancarlo Gonzalez
cr
13
Alexis Yohaslin Gamboa Rojas
cr
6
Dardo Miloc
ar
11
Alexander Lopez
hn
17
Carlos Mora
cr
8
Johan Venegas
cr
Substitutes
19
Juan Luis Perez
cr
27
Ian Elijah Lawrence Escoe
cr
16
Yael Lopez
cr
18
Rashir Parkins
cr
21
Andres Gomez Rodriguez
cr
9
Angel Gabriel Tejeda Escobar
hn
35
Miguel Andres Aju Alfaro
cr
14
Doryan Rodriguez
cr

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Denis Bouanga

With two goals to his name in the match against New England Revolution, Denis Bouanga is turning out to be a key cog in coach Steven Cherundolo’s winning machine which just clicked into gear. The 28-year-old Gabonese’s quick feet were causing mayhem in New England Revolution’s penalty box and we’re convinced that if the manager decides to play him in against Alajuelense, he’ll be the player to watch.

Questions About These Los Angeles vs Alajuelense Betting Tips:

Los Angeles vs Alajuelense Prediction

  • Will Maxime Crepeau play on Thursday? – No, the home team’s key goalkeeper has a tibia fracture and will miss the game on Thursday which further boosts our Los Angeles vs Alajuelense predictions.
  • Whom do the bookies favor? – BetRivers predict an effortless Los Angeles win on Thursday.
  • What’s the venue? – The CONCACAF Champions League clash between Los Angeles and Alajuelense will be held at BMO Stadium.
  • When will the game be played? – This match is scheduled for Thursday – the 16th of March.

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