LAFC vs LA Galaxy prediction and betting tips (July 8)
LA Galaxy are headed to El Trafico with momentum from their last match. LAFC came short in the last game but are set to defend their home court. Will the Galaxy take another away win from them?
Javier Hernandez is the key player to watch out for in LA Galaxy
Javier Hernandez is the key player to watch out for in LA Galaxy

LAFC and LA Galaxy clash in the Los Angeles derby. This is their next game of the MLS regular season.

The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, 8 July 2022. The game time by GMT is 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. The match venue is Banc of California Stadium, California.

Betting tips and match predictions for the LAFC vs LA Galaxy (July 8) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy latest odds on betting sites

The Los Angeles FC to win odds are priced at 1.83 (-120 American; 5/6 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5), while LA Galaxy to win odds are priced at 3.75 (+275; 11/4).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: LAFC — 55%, draw — 20%, LA Galaxy — 25%.

Latest betting odds on LAFC vs LA Galaxy (8 July 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on LAFC — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on LA Galaxy — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)

LAFC vs LA Galaxy match preview and statistics

The Los Angeles FC sit top of the Western Conference table with 36 points and a +16 goal difference. They have 11 league wins, the most in the league overall. The Black and Gold came short in their last games after going unbeaten for four consecutive matches.

Vancouver Whitecaps got the better of them in the dying minute of the match. Andre Cubas scored the match-winning goal with a shot from outside the box into the bottom left corner. Los Angeles had 58% possession, 0.39 expected goals, seven total shots, 468 accurate passes, 12 fouls committed and two yellow cards.

In the previous two games, Steven Cherundolo’s men whooped FC Dallas 3-1. Danny Musovski scored the opener in the 23rd minute following the through ball from Jose Cifuentes. Jesus Fereira managed to put Dallas back into the game from the free-kick spot.

Cristian Arango restored their lead in the 57th minute of the second half with a shot from the centre into the bottom corner, assisted by Carlos Vela. Kwadwo Opoku sealed the win in the 86th minute with a powerful shot from outside the box to the top left corner, assisted by Carlos Vela.

The Black and Gold are looking to bounce back to their feet in this home game against their city rival.

Los Angeles team news: Erik Dunes is sidelined, while Ismael Tajouri-Shradi is doubtful.

The LA Galaxy are fourth in the conference standings with 27 points and a +5 goal difference. They have two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five matches. The Galaxy got off their slump with a 4-nil win over Montreal after going down in two back-to-back games.

The big win started with Javier Hernandez opening the scoring with a shot from the right side of the box into the back of the net, Efrain Alvarez with the assist. LA doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime as Dejan Joveljic converted the penalty to the bottom right corner.

Montreal’s chances of getting back into the game got slimmer as Rayan Raveloson made it 3-nil in the 60th minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, following the cross from Julian Araujo.

Ravelson scored the brace in the 79th minute from the right side of the box to the high centre of the net, following the through ball from Sacha Kljestan. The Galaxy had 38% possession, 3.34 expected goals, 14 total shots, four shots on target, five big chances, 272 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, four corners and one yellow card.

LA Galaxy team news: Adam Saldana, Chase Gasper and Jorge Villafana are sidelined due to injuries.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy H2H

The LA Galaxy have a very good record against the Los Angeles FC. The Galaxy haven’t lost to LAFC in their last five meetings with three wins and two draws. They won 3-1 in the last meeting.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy lineups and key players

LAFC projected starting lineup:

  • Maxime Crepeau
  • Ryan Hollingshead
  • Jesus Murillo
  • Sebastian Ibeagha
  • Diego Palacios
  • Kellyn Acosta
  • Ilie Sanchez
  • Jose Cifuentes
  • Carlos Vela
  • Cristian Arango
  • Danny Musovski

Carlos Vela is the key player to watch out for. He has the most goal contributions in the league for the team with six goals and five assists. Vela gave two assists in their previous two matches against Dallas. Expecting a turnaround in this derby.

LA Galaxy projected starting lineup:

  • Jonathan Bond
  • Raheem Edwards
  • Derrick Williams
  • Sega Coulibaly
  • Julian Araujo
  • Rayan Raveloson
  • Marco Delgado
  • Samuel Grandsir
  • Efrain Alvarez
  • Dejan Joveljic
  • Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is the key player to watch out for. He is the top scorer in the team with seven league goals. Hernandez opened the scoring in their 4-0 win against Montreal in the last match. The centre forward should be able to get on the scoresheet in this match. He has scored in the last two derbies against LAFC.

LAFC vs LA Galaxy predictions and betting tips

The Los Angeles FC suffered a 0-1 away loss in their last match and want to get back to good form. They are top of the league table and a win guarantees that spot for them at the end of the gameweek. LA Galaxy just got back on form following the 4-0 win in their last match. They had lost their previous two games before the win.

The Galaxy have been the better team in their previous meetings, with zero losses in their last five matches against the Black and Gold. They have won each of the last two meetings as well.

Predictions for this match are over 2.5 goals, and both teams to score. Both teams have scored in their last five meetings. Ahead of this one, they have failed to not total over 2.5 goals only once of the previous five meetings.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

LAFC — LA Galaxy
Over 2.5 goals
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