LA Galaxy vs LAFC prediction and betting tips (April 9)
LA Galaxy play LAFC in El Trafico on Saturday evening. Both teams are top three in the Western Conference. Who will win between the Galaxy and the Black and Gold?
Javier Hernandez (LA Galaxy) has scored 4 goals in 5 league games so far
Javier Hernandez (LA Galaxy) has scored 4 goals in 5 league games so far

LA Galaxy and LAFC showdown in their next league match of the regular season.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, 9 April 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. The match venue is Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California.

Betting tips and match predictions for the LA Galaxy vs LAFC (April 9) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

LA Galaxy vs LAFC latest odds on betting sites

LA Galaxy to win odds are priced at 2.55 (+155 American; 31/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while LAFC to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: LA Galaxy — 37%, draw — 27%, LAFC — 36%.

Latest betting odds on LA Galaxy vs LAFC (9 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.35 (+135; 27/20)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on LA Galaxy — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on LAFC — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)

LA Galaxy vs LAFC match preview and statistics

LA Galaxy are third in the Western Conference standings with nine points and a +2 goal difference. They have three wins and two losses in the five league matches played. The Galaxy beat Portland 3-1 in their last match.

Javier Hernandez opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner, assisted by Samuel Grandsir with a cross. Bill Poni Tuiloma scored an own goal in the 18th minute to double the lead for the Galaxy.

Pablo Bonilla was shown the red card in the 45+3 minute for violent conduct. Bill Poni Tuiloma pulled one back in the 51st minute from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner. Hernandez made it 3-1 in the 59th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Raheem Edwards. Marco Delgado got a second yellow in the 61st minute and was sent off.

Team stats: 51% possession, 1.48 expected goals (xG), 10 total shots, four shots on target, two big chances, 386 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, three offsides, four corners, five yellow cards, one red card.

LA Galaxy team news: Adama Saldana and Jorge Villafana are sidelined due to injuries, while Marco Delgado is suspened for the game.

LAFC are first in the Western Conference table with 13 points and a +9 goal difference. They have four wins and a draw in five league games this season. The Black and Gold beat Orlando City 4-2 in their last league match.

Brian Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a right footed shot from the right side of six yard box to the top right corner, assisted by Cristian Arango with a cross. Alexandro Pato pulled one back in the 36th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Ercan Kara with a headed pass.

Jesus Murillo restored their lead three minutes later with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation. Joao Moutinho made it 2-2 with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Mauricio Pereyra.

Ilie Sanchez made it 3-2 to Los Angeles in the 51st minute with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top right corner. Kwadwo Opoku made it 4-2 in the 90+3 minute with a left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal, assisted by Jesus David Murillo following a fast break.

Team stats: 39% possession, 3.18 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, four shots on target, four big chances, 249 accurate passes, 76% pass accuracy, 19 fouls committed, one offside, two corners, five yellow cards.

LAFC team news: Eddie Segura, Erik Duenas and Franco Escobar are sidelined due to injuries.

LA Galaxy vs LAFC H2H

LA Galaxy and LAFC have drawn their last two meetings. They played a 1-1 draw in their last match.

LA Galaxy vs LAFC lineups and key players

LA Galaxy projected starting lineup:

  • Jonathan Bond
  • Kelvin Leerdam
  • Nick DePuy
  • Derrick Williams
  • Raheem Edwards
  • Victor Vazquez
  • Rayan Raveloson
  • Daniel Aguirre
  • Samuel Grandsir
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Efrain Alvarez

Javier Hernandez is the key player to watch out for. He has scored four goals in five league games so far. Hernandez scored a brace in their last match against Portland. He looks forward to scoring in this match.

LAFC projected starting lineup:

  • Maxime Crepeau
  • Ryan Hollingshead
  • Jesus Murillo
  • Mamadou Fall
  • Diego Palacios
  • Latif Blessing
  • Ilie Sanchez
  • Francisco Ginella
  • Carlos Vela
  • Cristian Arango
  • Brian Rodriguez

Carlos Vela is the key player to watch out for. He has four goals and an assist in five matches so far. Vela is a player to bank on to score or assist goals in this game. Looking forward to a big game from him.

LA Galaxy vs LAFC predictions and betting tips

LAFC are in top form ahead of this match. They haven’t lost in five matches, with four wins and a draw. Los Angeles top of the league table heading into this match. LA Galaxy, on the other hand, won their last game, after losing two straight games. They are third in the league standings.

Predictions for this match are over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Both teams have scored in each of their last three meetings. LA Galaxy have the home advantage and the odds are in their favour to win.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (0.0) on LA Galaxy

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

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

LA Galaxy — LAFC
Won
Over 2.5 goals
1.57
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