LA Galaxy vs Toronto FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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LA Galaxy vs Toronto FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

LA Galaxy were able to build on the win over Colorado Rapids by securing a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders. Galaxy were able to take an early lead through Gyasi Zardes’ fine header, and Sigi Schmid saw his team retain this disadvantage for much of the game against his former club. However, Seattle’s perseverance was paid off late in the game when Lamar Neagle scored in the 85th minute. Toronto FC produced a clinical performance to beat San Jose 4-0 at the BMO Field. Goals from Victor Vasquez, Jozy Altidore (2), and Jonathan Osorio helped Toronto to a fifth consecutive league win. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Galaxy come into the game on the back of two good results, but they are up against a Toronto team unbeaten in the last 10 league matches. Toronto have also won five on the bounce. Yet, Toronto have lost in the last three visits to the Stubhub Centre. Even though Toronto are on a brilliant run, Galaxy’s mini revival coupled with home advantage are likely to see this game finish as a stalemate. Toronto have scored more than 2.5 goals in the last five league matches. Even though they have failed to score in the last two away games against Galaxy, Greg Vanney’s team are one of the most potent attacking teams in this division. I see plenty of value in backing Toronto to score over 1.5 goals.

Draw – 13/5

Toronto to score over 1.5 goals – 8/11

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

LA Galaxy saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Toronto FC

Toronto FC scored over 2.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Toronto FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against LA Galaxy

AVG Goals

1.5

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

1

Draw

2

Lost

7
D H

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

13-08-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-08-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

11-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

21-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

L A

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Toronto FC Form Guide

Toronto FC Team Logo

Toronto FC

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

27-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-09-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

21-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

L A

23-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

LA Galaxy Preview

The current two-game unbeaten run happens to be the longest time without a defeat for LA Galaxy since June. Such has been the disappointing form for the club over the last three months that they have lately been regarded as a contender for the bottom place in the Western Conference table. Galaxy had been unable to get results even after the arrival of Sigi Schmid, as the confidence appeared shot to pieces. Yet, the last two matches have seen a sizeable change. Galaxy have crucially scored the opening goal in both these matches. Romain Alessandrini comes into the game as the club’s top scorer with nine goals in the league.

LA Galaxy Team News

Sebastian Lletget (foot), Robbie Rogers (ankle), Pele van Anholt (cruciate ligament), John Kempin (knee), and Baggio Husidic (leg) are the players set to miss the game due to injury.

Toronto FC Preview

The five-game unbeaten run further stretched Toronto’s advantage in the table. The club now have a nine point advantage over New York City, and are looking overwhelming favourites to finish in the top spot. The club are also helped by a run of three home games in the next five MLS matches. While Toronto cannot claim to have the best defence in the MLS 2017, Greg Vanney’s team have certainly been the best when it comes to scoring goals. The team has 59 goals – an incredible 10 goals more than second placed Chicago Fire – in the 28 matches. Sebastian Giovinco is the top scorer with 15 in the league.

Toronto FC Team News

Nick Hagglund (ligament) and Benoit Cheyrou (calf) are the players unavailable due to injury, while Sebastian Giovinco (thigh) is a doubt for the game.

LA Galaxy Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

Toronto FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3

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 Toronto FC Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
22 GK Jon Kempin 185 77
4 CD David Romney 188 -
28 CD Michael Ciani 189 89
21 CD Hugo Arellano - -
18 LM Bradley Diallo 183 74
8 CM Jonathan dos Santos 172 68
3 RM Ashley Cole 172 67
88 CM Joao Pedro 178 72
11 LF Gyasi Zardes 188 79
10 CF Giovani dos Santos 173 77
38 RF Bradford Jamieson 185 75
No. Pos Player m kg
25 GK Alexander Bono 191 84
26 LB Nicolas Hasler 180 73
15 CD Eriq Zavaleta - -
23 CD Chris Mavinga 183 78
2 RB Justin Morrow 175 75
3 CD Drew Moor 182 77
18 CM Marco Delgado 175 66
4 CM Michael Bradley 185 74
7 CM Victor Vazquez 180 78
87 CF Tosaint Ricketts 183 77
21 CF Jonathan Osorio - -