DC United vs LA Galaxy Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 21/05/2023

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

Essential DC United vs LA Galaxy Predictions & MLS Picks

In one of the more interesting MLS games this week, we have DC United hosting LA Galaxy at Audi Field. Our DC United vs LA Galaxy betting tips will be your best friend in making a successful MLS bet this week.

2-2 Draw

A staggering 50.0% of the last 10 games between the two teams ended with draws. There’s simply no difference between these two when it comes to quality and we’d be raise our eyebrows in shock if our DC United vs LA Galaxy predictions fail.

Especially, when you consider the fact that neither team is at a particular high at the moment. In fact, LA Galaxy are semi-last in the Western Conference and they’ll need one hell of a performance at Audi Field to scoop the three points.

It’s a highly far-fetched scenario despite the somewhat acceptable head-to-head record versus DC United.

Over 3.5 Goals

Our second DC United vs LA Galaxy prediction is a continuation of what we’ve been saying in the previous one. The 2-2 tie is the most common outcome of this rivalry and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Sunday’s match ends with goals galore as well.

LA Galaxy’s team captain – Chicharito, was injured for the better part of the season. But now he’s back! And seeing as he was among the most fruitful finishers last season, we believe we have every right to expect an abundance of goals at Audi Field.

Key DC United vs LA Galaxy Odds, Stats, and Bookies

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Head to Head

19/02/22

America Friendlies America

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

DC United

DC United

2

2

12/08/19

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

1

05/07/18

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

DC United

DC United

2

2

04/06/17

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

0

07/03/16

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

DC United

DC United

4

1

Last Five - DC United

15/06/24

USA MLS USA

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

DC United

DC United

1

0

L

01/06/24

USA MLS USA

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

DC United

DC United

2

2

D

29/05/24

USA MLS USA

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

DC United

DC United

4

2

L

25/05/24

USA MLS USA

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

DC United

DC United

1

1

D

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

DC United

DC United

1

0

L

Last Five - LA Galaxy

16/06/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

4

W

02/06/24

USA MLS USA

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

1

L

30/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

3

W

26/05/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

2

W

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0

0

D

DC United odds: -102 – 48.0%

Draw odds: +270 – 26.0%

LA Galaxy odds: +270 – 26.0%

An LA Galaxy win and a Draw are valued the same – +270 (26.0%). This just goes to show you that even the bookies believe Sunday’s brawl to be a battle between two equals. Yes, DC United are the bookmakers’ expected winners with a 48.0% win probability but Greg Vanney’s boys will surely try to give them a run for their money.

DC United vs LA Galaxy Lineups & Team News

DC United

Coach Wayne Rooney’s boys didn’t exactly get far with the 1-1 draw versus Nashville a couple of days ago but it was certainly a performance to savor as everyone pegged DC United as the underdog in this race. However, the reality was a tad different as coach Wayne Rooney should count himself unlucky to avoid winning the three points. He’ll surely want more from his boys on Sunday and that’s a good enough reason behind the DC United vs LA Galaxy predictions.

Predicted lineup – Miller (GK), Palsson, Williams, Pines, Samake, O’Brien, Canouse, Klich, Ruan, Fountas & Benteke

LA Galaxy

Despite the unusually weak start, LA Galaxy managed to pick up the slack with a vital 2-1 win over in-form San Jose last week. The Quakes were shellshocked by a superb Greg Vanney side at Dignity Health Sports Park and couldn’t cope with LA Galaxy’s pressure. With 18 shots at target and a whopping 57% possession, Chicharito and his colleagues deserved their win and we think they’ll be at their lethal best versus DC United as well.

Predicted lineup – Klinsmann (GK), Aude, Neal, Caceres, Calegari, Puig, Delgado, Brugman, Boyd, Joveljic & Chicharito

Starting Lineups

DC United

DC United
3-4-3
1
Tyler Miller
us
44
Victor Palsson
is
3
Derrick Williams
ie
23
Donovan Pines
us
8
Chris Durkin
us
6
Russell Canouse
us
17
Lewis O'Brien
gb
72
Gaoussou Samake
us
21
Theodore Ku-DiPietro
us
20
Christian Benteke
be
43
Mateusz Klich
pl
Substitutes
24
Alex Bono
us
12
Cristian Dajome
co
22
Yamil Asad
ar
9
Erik Hurtado
us
50
Luis Zamudio
us
33
Jacob Greene
us
45
Matai Akinmboni
us
26
Kristian Fletcher
us
4
Brendan Hines-Ike
us

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy
4-4-2
1
Jonathan Bond
gb
2
Calegari
br
22
Martin Caceres
uy
24
Jalen Neal
us
3
Julian Aude
ar
11
Tyler Boyd
us
8
Marky Delgado
us
5
Gaston Brugman
uy
20
Memo Rodriguez
us
14
Chicharito
mx
6
Riqui Puig
es
Substitutes
18
Kelvin Leerdam
sr
16
Oriol Rosell
es
37
Daniel Aguirre
us
44
Raheem Edwards
ca
15
Eriq Zavaleta
sv
7
Efrain Alvarez
mx
9
Dejan Joveljic
rs
33
Jonathan Klinsmann
us
30
Gino Vivi
cr

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

Player to Watch: Riqui Puig

If we had to rank the top transfers in MLS in the last couple of months, Riqui Puig’s LA Galaxy deal would probably be at the top of the list. Now valued at €8.00m, the agile Spaniard joined coach Greg Vanney’s side on a free transfer after his contract with Barcelona wasn’t renewed.

We have no idea what coach Xavi is thinking letting go of such a gem of a player but Greg Vanney certainly doesn’t mind having the 23-year-old at his disposal.

Puig is a key part of our DC United vs LA Galaxy predictions as he’s a constant in the visitors’ starting XI. He rarely misses out on minutes and should be among the starters for Greg Vanney this week.

Questions and Answers About Our DC United vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips

DC United vs LA Galaxy Prediction

  • Which team has a higher market value? – LA Galaxy’s market value is higher at €43.18m. In comparison, D.C. United’s is set at €39.85m.
  • Which team has more national team players? – Again, it’s LA Galaxy. Coach Greg Vanney has seven national team players at his disposal while Wayne Rooney has only five.
  • What’s coach Greg Vanney’s record versus DC United? – Vanney has a fantastic 5-7-2 record against this opponent.
  • Where will this match be played? – DC United vs LA Galaxy will be held at Audi Field.

Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.