The Los Angeles Galaxy host Minnesota United in the final game of the MLS regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 8 November 2021. The game time by GMT is 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8. The match venue is Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California.
Coming up next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Below these are betting tips and match predictions for the LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (November 7) game.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (November 7) latest betting odds
LA Galaxy to win odds are priced at 1.96 (-104 American; 25/26 Fractional). The odds for a draw are priced at 3.80 (+280; 14/5), while Minnesota United to win odds are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: LA Galaxy — 49%, draw — 25%, Minnesota United — 26%.
Latest betting odds on LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (7 November 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.28 (+128; 32/25)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on LA Galaxy — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Minnesota United — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-166; 20/33)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (November 7) match preview and statistics
The Los Angeles Galaxy see this match as a must win. A win in this match automatically guarantees them a play-offs spot, but a draw will depend on the results of Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles FC games. They have no win from the last three games, with two draws and a loss.
The Galaxy drew 1-1 with the Seattle Sounders in their last match. Javier Hernandez opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the first half with a right footed shot from close range to the centre of goal, assisted by Nicholas DePuy with a headed pass following a corner. Raul Ruidiaz equalized in the 50th minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the centre of goal.
They had 49% possession, nine shots, eight chances, two big chances and a 1.53 xG. Los Angeles hope to end the season with a win.
LA Galaxy team news: Jorge Villafana is sidelined due to injury.
Minnesota United won 2-1 over Sporting KC in their last match. This is the third win in five matches. They are sixth in the Western Conference table with 48 points and a -2 goal difference. A draw or win secures the play-off spot for them.
Sporting KC took the lead in the eighth minute of the game from a right footed shot to the top right corner by Khiry Shelton, assisted from a headed pass by Johnny Russell following a corner. Franco Fragapane equalized in the 19th minute with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Minnesota took the lead in the 38th minute as Emanuel Reynoso converted the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal. The Loons had 54% possession, 15 total shots, nine chances created, two big chances and a 1.75 xG.
Minnesota United team news: Justin McMaster is unavailable for this match due to injury.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United H2H
Minnesota won three goals to nil in their last meeting. Emanuel Reynoso scored a brace, while Ethan Finlay scored a goal.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (November 7) key players and lineups
LA Galaxy projected starting lineup:
- Jonathan Bond
- Niko Hamalainen
- Nicholas DePuy
- Sega Coulibaly
- Julian Araujo
- Rayan Raveloson
- Jonathan dos Santos
- Samuel Grandsir
- Efrain Alvarez
- Sebastian Lletget
- Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez is the key player to watch out for. He’s the team’s top scorer with 15 goals and two assists. Hernandez scored the opener in the last match and will probably score in this match.
Minnesota United projected starting lineup:
- Dayne St. Clair
- Brent Kallman
- Chase Gasper
- Bakaye Dibassy
- Jukka Raitala
- Wil Trapp
- Osvaldo Alonso
- Franco Fragapane
- Ethan Finlay
- Emanuel Reynoso
- Robin Lod
The key player to watch out for is Franco Fragapane. So far, he has the most goals contributions (14) in the team, five goals and nine assists. Fragapane scored the winning goal in the last match to secure them the three points.
LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United (November 7) betting tips and prediction
The LA Galaxy need this win badly to clinch their play-offs spot. They may seem shaky, due to results in the past few games but the Galaxy have the home advantage. Minnesota on the other hand need a draw from this match and they are good to go. Los Angeles are unbeaten in four homes. There’s a high chance both teams are going to score with over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: LA Galaxy to win
Odds: 1.96 (-104 American; 25/26 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.61 (-166 American; 20/33 Fractional)