Following 3 consecutive defeats, LA Galaxy hope they can bounce back in the upcoming match when they face off against the worst team in the West, Colorado Rapids, who have not yet won a match this season. The match will take place on May 20th at StubHub Center, California.
LA Galaxy come into the upcoming match as the 3rd team in the West, which is an admirable achievement, nonetheless, their recent performances are far from admirable. Having lost against NY Red Bulls (3:2), Columbus Crew (3:1) and New York City (0:2), Los Angeles Galaxy are not in the form they would have hoped to be in. Looking at how their last 3 matches went, nothing seemed to go the way they hoped. While there was arguably some bad luck that contributed to their less-than-admirable results, there was obviously also the factor of needing to play several matches in a short amount of time, which, as we know now, does not suit the LA side. The reason behind that is most likely the fact that LA Galaxy does consist of a few older players, who… well need more time to rest than younger players. Still, the team is filled with great players, and are deservingly the 3rd team in the West. Furthermore, LA Galaxy are a strong home team, which should help them in the upcoming fixture. Bear in mind, LA Galaxy only lost 1 home match this season, and while it was also the most recent match, I simply can’t see the match against Colorado Rapids going the same way.
As for the visiting team, Colorado Rapids, there is not a lot to say about them. They are simply terrible. Holding a record of 0-2-9 there is little to no hope for this team to achieve anything great this season. While I was trying to find any positives for the upcoming match, I came to a conclusion, there are none. Needing to face off against LA Galaxy, who are strong home team, much better team quality wise, who on top of all are hungry for a win leaves Colorado Rapids with close to no chances to win their 1st match of the season.
The upcoming match will be an excellent opportunity for the LA Galaxy to win and get themselves back on track after 0-0-3 run. It seems like the match was meant for them to bounce back, as they face the worst team in the league, who failed to win a single match in the 11 played. On top of all, Colorado Rapids are by far the worst defensive team, which will be a great opportunity to wake up LA Galaxy goalscorers, who failed to perform in the last match against NY City (0:2). All in all, expect a dominant performance from LA Galaxy who should win this one with ease or in other words with at least 2 goals to spare.
Prediction: LA Galaxy -1.00 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.92 Pinnacle