Real Salt Lake play the Los Angeles FC in their next MLS match of the regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, 6 August 2022. The game time by GMT is 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 7 August 2022. The venue is Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC (August 6) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC latest odds on betting sites
Real Salt Lake City moneyline odds are set at 2.70 (+170 American; 17/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are set at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Los Angeles FC moneyline odds are set at 2.50 (+150; 3/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Salt Lake City — 35%, draw — 25%, LAFC — 40%.
Latest betting odds on Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC (6 August 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Real Salt Lake City — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on LAFC — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC match preview and statistics
Real Salt Lake City are fifth in the Western Conference with 34 points and a +1 goal difference. They have won only one of their last seven games, with three losses and three draws. Salt Lake drew 2-2 with San Jose in their last match.
The Earthquakes took the lead in the 12th minute as Cristian Espinoza converted the penalty to the bottom left corner. Jasper Loffelsend brought Lake City back into the game with the equaliser in the 21st minute. He scored with a shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, Andrew Brody with the assist.
They went down 1-2 in the 62nd minute of the second half. Jeremy Ebobisse scored for San Jose from the centre following a through ball from Espinoza. Jefferson Savarino was able to make sure the team avoided another back-to-back loss as he levelled the scores in the dying minute of the game. Justin Meram assisted with the cross.
Pablo Mastroeni’s team had 38% possession, 1.65 xG, 12 total shots, two big chances, six shots on target, 223 accurate passes, 74% pass accuracy, 17 fouls, two corners and four yellow cards.
Real Salt Lake City team news: Bobby Wood, Bret Halsey, Damir Kreilach, Tate Schmitt, and Zackery Farnsworth are unavailable due to injuries.
The Los Angeles FC are first in the Western Conference with 48 points and a +21 goal difference. They are on a four-game winning streak in the league. The Black and Gold lost 5-6 on penalties to America after a goalless draw in the League Cup.
They beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in their last league match. The Sounders were in front in the 14th minute following an own goal by Jesus Murillo. Kwadwo Opoku made it 1-1 in the 35th minute with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Latif Blessing.
Carlos Vela scored the game-winner in the 43rd minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jose Cifuentes with a cross from the corner. The team had 48% possession, 1.57 xG, 19 total shots, three big chances, eight shots on target, 331 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 16 fouls, eight corners and one yellow card.
Los Angeles team news: Danny Musovski and Erik Duenas are sidelined due to injuries.
Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC H2H
The Los Angeles FC have won the previous four matches against Real Salt Lake. The Black and Gold won 3-2 in the last meeting.
Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC lineups and key players
Real Salt Lake projected starting lineup:
- Zac MacMath
- Aaron Herrera
- Justen Glad
- Marcelo Silva
- Andrew Brody
- Jasper Loffelsend
- Nick Besler
- Maikel Chang Ramirez
- Justin Meram
- Jefferson Savarino
- Sergio Cordova
Jefferson Savarino is the key player to watch out for. He scored the late equaliser in their last match against San Jose. Savarino has five goals and two assists in nine league matches.
Los Angeles FC projected starting lineup:
- Maxime Crepeau
- Franco Escobar
- Giorgio Chiellini
- Jesus Murillo
- Diego Palacios
- Jose Cifuentes
- Latif Blessing
- Ilie Sanchez
- Carlos Vela
- Kwadwo Opoku
- Christian Arango
Carlos Vela is the key player to watch out for. He scored the winning goal in their last league match against the Seattle Sounders. Vela has seven goals and seven assists in 20 league games this season.
Real Salt Lake City vs LAFC predictions and betting tips
The Los Angeles FC are already in pole position to win this matchup. They are on a four-game winning streak in the league and played a goalless draw in their last match, even though they lost on penalties. The Black and Gold have a strong h2h record against Lake City, with four consecutive wins against them
Salt Lake are still struggling to nick a win in the last matches. They lost and drew their previous two matches, with only one win in the last seven games. Predictions for this game are LAFC to win + BTTS (Yes). There's a high chance for both teams to score, but Los Angeles are favourites to win.
Betting prediction: BTTS(Yes) & LAFC to win
Odds: 4.50 (+350 American; 7/2 Fractional)
Correct score prediction: 1-2
Odds: 10.00 (+900 American; 9/1 Fractional)