Our tipster expects Curt Onalfo’s men to take all three points from a high-scoring contest when Mike Petke’s off-form men visit on Wednesday
LA Galaxy will look to strengthen their grip on a place in the Final Series play-off when they play host to bottom-of-the-table Real Salt Lake on Tuesday night.
Curt Onalfo’s charges have lost two of their last three matches and they currently occupy the final play-off place – although Vancouver Whitecaps are just one point behind with the Canadian outfit holding a game in hand over Galaxy.
As such, Onalfo’s team will be desperate to get back to winning ways in this match and dabblebet make the hosts their 5/6 (1.83) favourites to get their campaign back on track with a vital victory. The same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that the match remains all square at the end of 90 minutes.
Real Salt Lake have been beaten in five of their last six matches and have lost each of their last seven fixtures away from home and there is 14/5 (3.80) that Mike Petke’s men buck the trend with a morale-boosting result in Los Angeles.
Despite the fact that neither side is in fine form, there is plenty of potential for the goals to flow when these two teams meet – there have been goals at both ends in each of Real Salt Lake’s last four fixtures away from home, while there have been more than two goals scored in eight of the last nine games that Petke’s team have contested on the road.
Real Salt Lake’s lack of defensive discipline is sure to be a cause for concern for Petke ahead of this clash, for the 41-year-old coach has seen his side ship no fewer than 30 goals in their last nine away matches. That wretched record will surely offer an opportunity for LA Galaxy for, despite their disappointing form of late, Onalfo’s charges offer plenty of threat in the final third of the pitch.
Indeed, Galaxy have grabbed two or more goals in eight of their last 11 matches and they will be keen to further extend that impressive record when they face Petke’s out-of-sorts side. dabblebet go 8/13 (1.62) that this match produces more than two goals, with 4/7 (1.57) that there are goals at both ends when this rivalry is renewed.
Better value, however, could lie in backing at least three goals to be scored in a win for Galaxy. The selection would have landed in five of the last six games that Onalfo’s men have won.
There is 6/4 (2.50) that the trend continues in this clash and the odds-against quote could well prove popular with punters ahead of Tuesday’s crucial clash.