Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/07/2024

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Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy Prediction
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The LA derby between Los Angeles and LA Galaxy will be played on the 7th of April at BMO Stadium and it’s fair to say this will be this week’s most interesting Major League Soccer game. We advise you to browse through our essential Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy betting tips below before you place your wagers.

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Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy prediction: Tight game at BMO Stadium

Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 3.5 Goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

2-1 to Los Angeles

⚽ PLAYER to score first/anytime

Denis Bouanga to Score Anytime

Key Stats

  • Los Angeles won four of the last six games against LA Galaxy.
  • We had over 3.5 goals in six of the last 10 Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy head-to-heads.
  • Denis Bouanga was the top goalscorer in Major League Soccer in 2023, which is surely a plus in favor of our Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy predictions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cherundolo’s boys favorites

  • HOME: -138 – 57.2%
  • DRAW: +335 – 19.0%
  • AWAY: +315 – 23.8%

*These Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy odds are subject to change

It’s no surprise that Los Angeles are the bookmakers’ expected winners, with a shockingly high 57.2% win probability at -138. What is surprising is that LA Galaxy have a 23.8% chance of securing a win at BMO Stadium. Don’t get us wrong, Puig and his teammates did well recently, but they are simply no match for Cherundolo’s starting XI. We are convinced we will see a goal from Denis Bouanga, as the Gabonese has a 47.62% chance of finding the net on the 7th of April.

Last five H2Hs: Slight LAFC advantage

USA MLS 17/09/23

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

4
LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

USA MLS 05/07/23

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2
Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

1

USA US Open Cup 24/05/23

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0
LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

USA MLS 16/04/23

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2
Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

3

USA MLS 26/02/23

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

0
Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

With three victories and two losses in the last five games against LA Galaxy, you could make the argument that Los Angeles FC know how to get results against this foe.

Los Angeles team news and form: Lloris and company will deliver

World Cup champion Hugo Lloris will be among the starters for coach Steven Cherundolo in this game, which is surely a massive plus in favor of our Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy predictions. The French veteran is fit and ready for action, so we should see him at his lethal best against LA Galaxy.

Predicted lineup: Lloris (GK), Hollingshead, Long, Murillo, Palencia, Atuesta, Ilie, Tillman, Bogusz, Bouanga & Olivera

USA MLS 13/04/24

D

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

2

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

USA MLS 06/04/24

W

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

USA MLS 30/03/24

L

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

USA MLS 24/03/24

W

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

0

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

5

USA MLS 17/03/24

L

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

LA Galaxy team news and form: Lucky LA Galaxy will get beaten

LA Galaxy were lucky to beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 in last week’s game at Dignity Health Sports Park. Coach Schmetzer’s boys deserved the three points more, as they saw a whopping 54.0% possession and produced twice as many shots as LA Galaxy.

Predicted lineup: McCarthy (GK), Yamane, Yoshida, Caceres, Aude, Puig, Brugman, Delgado, Pec, Paintsil & Berry

USA MLS 14/04/24

W

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

USA MLS 06/04/24

L

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

2

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

USA MLS 31/03/24

W

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

0

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

1

USA MLS 24/03/24

W

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

USA MLS 17/03/24

D

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

3

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

Player to watch: Denis Bouanga

As we mentioned earlier in our Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy predictions, Denis Bouanga scooped the Top Goalscorer Award in the 2023 Major League Soccer campaign. He was an ever-present danger and didn’t have much of a competition for the prestigious individual award.

Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy Player
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Bouanga will bounce back

This season, Bouanga’s performance isn’t up to his standards. He scored two goals since the start of the campaign, but we are sure he can do so much better than this. Bouanga is a firm starter under Cherundolo’s rule, which means his place among the starters is more or less cemented.


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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.