At the beginning of the MLS betting weekend, all will rise for Los Angeles. LAFC has been the most dominant team in the league. They are running away with the Western Conference race. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy are the more established team in the City of Angels. But they lack the dynamic ability of their high-octane cross-town rivals. Owing to this rivalry have been tight games with neither team gaining an advantage. Commencing with their status as defending champions has Atlanta United FC been a disappointment. Fourth place is not where they expected to be for 2019.
|Date and Time:||Friday, July 19, 2019, through Sunday, July 21, 2019|
|MLS Weekend TV Coverage:||ESPN|
LA Galaxy vs. LAFC, Friday, July 19, 2019, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN
Accordingly, this all Los Angeles MLS Betting matchup will kick the weekend off in grand fashion. Dignity Health Sports Park will be packed for the home-standing Galaxy. LAFC is 14-4-2 while the LA Galaxy are 11-1-8. LAFC is 6-3-2 on the road. While the LA Galaxy are 7-0-4 at home. LAFC has won four of their last five and the Galaxy have lost three of their last five. These rivals have played to a pair of draws in their last two meetings. Of great concern is the strong LAFC offense with 2.65 goals per game.
LA Galaxy and LAFC Players to Watch
Above all Zlatan Ibrahimovic has supplied the majority of LA Galaxy offense. Ibrahimovic has posted 13 goals in 16 games this season. By contrast, LAFC has a pair of Offshore betting weapons. Carlos Vela has 19 goals with 12 assists in 2019. Diego Rossi has 11 goals with five assists on the season. Certainly, Vela and Rossi are keys to LAFC leading the MLS in goal difference.
Atlanta FC vs. DC United, Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN
Defending champion Atlanta FC will host this MLS Betting matchup at Mercedes Benz Stadium. So far this season Atlanta FC has shown a championship hangover. Consider their record of 9-3-8 for the 2019 season. In a similar way, DC United is 8-8-5. Away from home DC United is 3-3-3. Atlanta has a home record of 6-3-1. On the whole, the home team has won six in a row in this head to head series. DC United has posted only one win in their last five games. Atlanta has also posted just one win in their last five outings.
Atlanta FC vs. DC United Players to Watch
Former Premier League and England national team star Wayne Rooney leads DC United. To illuminate Rooney has 10 goals with six assists. Luciano Acosta has added five goals with three assists. Conversely, Atlanta FC is led by Josef Martinez. To begin with, Martinez has 13 goals with five assists. Ezequiel Barco has added four goals. And Julien Gressel and Justin Meram have added three more.
MLS Betting Picks
Fashion the All-LA matchup as one of the most highly anticipated of the year. ESPN is hoping for a strong ratings draw on this Friday night match. Starting with the overpowering LAFC offense is a specific advantage. Supplementing that is the recent good form of LAFC. Late results for the LA Galaxy have not been as impressive.
MLS Betting Pick: LAFC
MLS Betting Score Prediction: LAFC 2, LA Galaxy 1
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