Real Salt Lake 9/2 to beat Los Angeles FC in Thursdays MLS matchup
Market: Real Salt Lake win
Odds: 9/2 @ Bet 365
After hitting an abysmal run of form of late, Los Angeles know they must turn things around if they stand any chance of booking a spot in the Top Six. On Thursday, they will welcome fellow playoff contenders Real Salt Lake to the Banc of California Stadium.
Starting with the hosts on Thursday, although they got off to a flyer in the West, Los Angeles FC have begun to freefall down the table and are now at risk of falling out the playoff positions. After 23 games in the MLS, LAFC have won 10, drawn six and lost seven, scoring 45 and conceding 39 in return. With a points tally of 36, they currently sit fifth in the table and now hold just a three-point buffer over slipping out of the Top Six. Los Angeles have now failed to win any of their last five, losing four of those. Even more worrying for the hosts, they have shipped 14 in their winless run.
As for the visitors, although they may have drawn three of their last five, Real Salt Lake have recently proven to be a tough team to beat. After 24 games this season, the visitors have won 10, drawn five and lost nine, scoring 34 and conceding 41 in return. With a points tally of 35, they now sit just a single point below their hosts and a win can see them jump as high as third. As for their recent form, they have now lost just one in their last eight. Given LA’s dire run of form, we’re backing the visitors to pile on more pressure.
Bet: Real Salt Lake to beat Los Angeles FC in Thursdays MLS matchup 9/2 @ Bet 365