LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

LA Galaxy prevented a third consecutive defeat, but Curt Onalfo saw his team only manage a goalless draw with Philadelphia Union. LA Galaxy were significantly better than Philadelphia and created a whole host of chances in the 90 minutes. Joao Pedro’s shot struck both posts in the 21st minute and this was the closest both teams came to breaking the deadlock. Chicago Fire suffered a second consecutive defeat, as they lost 2-1 against New York Red Bulls. Bradley Wright Phillips came up with the opening goal in the 37th minute, but Chicago’s inform forward Nemanja Nikolic scored an equaliser just before the hour mark. Kemar Lawrence, though, came up with the winner in the 71st minute to inflict a second consecutive away defeat for Chicago Fire.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Chicago Fire may have improved a lot in terms of personnel, but their away record continues to be dismal. They are without a win against LA Galaxy in the last six meetings, while their last win at the Stubhub Center was back in 2010. This poor record places LA Galaxy as a great pick for a win, despite Curt Onalfo’s team struggling for results. They were reasonably good against Philadelphia without getting the win. I would back LA Galaxy for a win. Nemanja Nikolic is the top scorer for Chicago Fire with five goals in eight games. He has scored four goals in his last four appearances and has failed to score just once in this run. Despite the loss against New York Red Bulls, Chicago had plenty of chances to score. I would back Nikolic to score anytime in the game.

LA Galaxy win – 4/5

Nemanja Nikolic to score anytime – 7/4

LA Galaxy saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

LA Galaxy saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Chicago Fire saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against LA Galaxy

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

LA Galaxy Form Guide

LA Galaxy Team Logo

LA Galaxy

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Golden State Force

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-06-2018

US Open Cup

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 3)

D H

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

Chicago Fire Form Guide

Chicago Fire Team Logo

Chicago Fire

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 11 - 12

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

21-06-2018

US Open Cup

Atlanta United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

12-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

LA Galaxy Preview

LA Galaxy were booed off the pitch after the goalless draw with Philadelphia Union. The club has now managed just one win in the five home matches, while they have suffered back-to-back losses on the road. The club were expected to struggle immediately after the departure of manager Bruce Arena and the stars like Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane, but few expected such a disastrous start to the season. Romain Alessandrini’s form is the only solace with the midfielder scoring four goals in his eight appearances.

LA Galaxy Team News

Curt Onalfo will be without Clement Diop (hip), Sebastian Lletget (foot), and Robbie Rogers (malleolar) due to injury.

Chicago Fire Preview

Chicago Fire were expected to struggle on the road, and it has been not a major surprise to see the team lose three consecutive away games. The team do not play at the Toyota Park until the middle of this month. Chicago Fire managed a point from the opening away match against Columbus Crew. Since then, they have lost three games and conceded nine goals. Chicago Fire also managed to score only twice in these three matches. In contrast, they have managed three wins and a draw in the four games at Toyota Park. Nemanja Nikolic is Chicago’s top scorer with five goals in eight games.

Chicago Fire Team News

Matt Polster (hip) and John Goossens (ankle) are the players unavailable for Chicago Fire.

LA Galaxy Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chicago Fire Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Brian Rowe - -
5 CD Daniel Steres 183 -
3 RB Ashley Cole 172 67
37 CD Jelle van Damme 191 90
18 LB Bradley Diallo 183 74
8 CDM Joao Pedro 178 72
6 CDM Baggio Husidic 185 78
13 CM Jermaine Jones 184 78
11 CM Gyasi Zardes 188 79
7 CM Romain Alessandrini 166 60
10 CF Giovani dos Santos 178 70
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Matt Lampson - -
4 CD Johan Kappelhof 180 70
66 CD Joao Meira 185 78
3 RB Brandon Vincent 180 -
18 LB Drew Conner 180 -
19 CDM Juninho 169 64
6 CDM Dax McCarty 175 66
9 CM Luis Solignac 184 80
31 CM Bastian Schweinsteiger 183 79
11 CM David Accam 174 66
23 CF Nemanja Nikolic 180 79