*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Los Angeles vs Leon Predictions for CONCACAF Champions League’s Final
The second leg of this CONCACAF Champions League final between Los Angeles and Leon will be held on the 5th of June at BMO Stadium. Will coach Cherundolo’s boys emerge victorious or will Larcamon’s side hold on to the one-goal advantage? Find out the answers to all your questions regarding the CONCACAF Champions League final in these Los Angeles vs Leon betting tips.
Los Angeles to Win
Despite losing 2-1 in the first leg, Los Angeles’ display wasn’t too shabby. Sure, Leon were the better of the two teams at Estadio Leon but that was expected. Most experts thought Leon would win with a bigger margin, however, coach Nicholas Larcamon’s boys couldn’t hold on to the two-goal lead as Denis Bouanga gave his team a lifeline in the last minute of the game.
Now, Steven Cherundolo’s side will be eager to get the ball rolling as Leon’s one-goal advantage could easily be crushed in no time. Especially, when you consider how good Los Angeles have been throughout these last two years.
Denis Bouanga to Score Anytime
We anticipated a Denis Bouanga goal on the 1st of June, and Los Angeles’ winger duly delivered. Now, our key Los Angeles vs Leon prediction will once again look toward the ever-present goalscorer.
He bagged 10 goals for Los Angeles in Major League Soccer this season and in addition, he scored in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against Leon at Estadio Leon. How can we possibly ignore such a fascinating display?
Surely, the 28-year-old Gabonese will be among coach Cherundolo’s starters as there’s no time for experiments. And the fact that he’ll have 90 minutes at his disposal will give Bouanga a huge chance to find the net.
Essential Los Angeles vs Leon Odds, H2H Record, and Data
After reviewing our Los Angeles vs Leon predictions, you can check out the head-to-head statistics for Los Angeles vs Leon so that you can reassure yourself you are making the right call by trusting our soccer experts.
Los Angeles odds: +110 – 49.0%
Draw odds: +270 – 25.0%
Leon odds: +255 – 26.0%
As you can see from the Los Angeles vs Leon odds above, it’s coach Nicholas Larcamon’s boys who are the underdogs in this race with barely a 26.0% likelihood of winning at +255. Meanwhile, Los Angeles’ odds are priced at +110 which makes them the expected winners with a solid 49.0% win probability ahead of Monday’s clash.
Los Angeles vs Leon Lineups & Team News
The below-mentioned starters were coach Steven Cherundolo’s favorites in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League duel versus Leon a couple of days ago. Despite losing 2-1, Los Angeles kept a solid chance of lifting the much-desired trophy. The team had a solid game at Estadio Leon as Cherundolo’s boys made 10 shots at target, three on target, and had 48.0% possession. Certainly, not too shabby for a visitor to this prolific Mexican venue.
Predicted lineup – McCarthy (GK), Palacios, Long, Maldonado, Hollingshead, Ilie, Tillman, Cifuentes, Bouanga, Vela & Opoku
Our Los Angeles vs Leon prediction favors the home team for a reason. Despite winning 2-1 at Estadio Leon, coach Nicholas Larcamon’s boys cracked eventually under the pressure. The late 93rd-minute Denis Bouanga goal is of immense importance as it showed that if coach Cherundolo’s boys played only a tad more aggressively, they could’ve gone home with a better result.
Predicted lineup – Cota (GK), Barreiro, Frias, Tesillo, Y. Moreno, Romero, Ambriz, I. Moreno, Mena, Davila & Alvarado
Player to Watch: Carlos Vela
The former Arsenal, Celta Vigo, Salamanca, Osasuna, West Bromwich Albion, and Real Sociedad player has been at his lethal best for Los Angeles ever since he joined the club back in 2018.
Team captain Vela led his team to glory in the 2022 MLS campaign and he’s delivering top-notch stuff with Los Angeles’ jersey in 2023 as well.
With four goals and four assists to his name, no one can say that Carlos Vela is a one-trick pony. Sure, partner-in-crime Bouanga scored 10 goals in the 2023 MLS campaign but Vela is the sort of player who doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight as long as his team is winning. It’s that sort of selflessness from the captain that made us pick him as the player to watch in our Los Angeles vs Leon predictions. Seeing as he’s on penalty duty for coach Steven Cherundolo, he’ll also have a fair chance of sliding the ball past Rodolfo Cota on the 5th of June.
*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off