Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Salt Lake shared the points in their recent visit to the Toyota Stadium, as the team secured a 1-1 draw. Joao Plata required only seven minutes in order to open his account for the campaign. As RSL were heading for a first win of the season, Dallas equalised when Maximiliano Urruti’s ball into the box was diverted into his own net by Marcelo Silva in the 86th minute. Los Angeles FC produced the biggest upset on the opening day of the 2018 campaign, as they claimed a 1-0 win over last season’s MLS Cup finalist Seattle Sounders. It took only 11 minutes for Los Angeles FC to open their account in the MLS, as Diego Rossi scored from a neat build-up play. However, Seattle were dominant throughout the game but simply failed to find a way past LAFC. Tony Alfaro was sent off with seven minutes left to compound the misery for Seattle.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Even though Los Angeles FC were able to claim a win on their MLS debut, Seattle could have easily won the game after dominating 7-1 in terms of shots on target. I do not expect a different game and this should play into the hands of RSL. Mike Petke’s team had a decent first game and will be looking to utilise home advantage for a first win. I would go with a victory for Real Salt Lake. Apart from the one big chance for Diego Rossi, LAFC did not create much going forward. Real Salt Lake were not outstanding at the back against Dallas, but Mike Petke’s team should have enough to hold off the newly-formed MLS franchise in a home game. I would go with a clean sheet for Real Salt Lake.

Real Salt Lake win – 4/5

Real Salt Lake clean sheet – 2/1

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 1 out of their last 1 games played against Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Los Angeles FC are undefeated in all of their last 1 games against Real Salt Lake

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Salt Lake Form Guide

Real Salt Lake Team Logo

Real Salt Lake

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Los Angeles FC Form Guide

Los Angeles FC

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

30-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Fresno FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Real Salt Lake Preview

Real Salt Lake were able to produce a decent performance in the opening game against FC Dallas. It places the club in a strong position for a run of three home games in four. RSL will be looking to build on the strong conclusion to the 2018 campaign. In the last 16 matches during the 2017 MLS season, RSL had an 8-4-4 record – which was substantially better than their record in the first 16 games. A positive for manager Mike Petke will be seeing Plata get his first goal of the season. Along with Albert Rusnak, Yura Movsisyan, and Luis Silva, the Ecuadorian was a key player for RSL last season.

Real Salt Lake Team News

Jordan Allen (knee), Tony Beltran (knee), and Adam Henley (hamstring) are the players on the sidelines for manager Mike Petke.

Los Angeles FC Preview

The debut match happens to be special for any club. Los Angeles FC were able to get a warm welcome to the MLS after a debut win. The victory is made sweeter, as it is against Seattle Sounders, one of the strongest teams in the division. LAFC also scored a pretty special goal through Diego Rossi, who will be delighted at scoring in his debut game. The 20-year-old has made the switch from Uruguayan outfit Penarol in the off-season.

Los Angeles FC Team News

Manager Bob Bradley will be without Luis Lopez (fatigue) and Calum Mallace (ligament) due to injuries.

Real Salt Lake Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Los Angeles FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Nick Rimando 175 92
26 LB Shawn Maurice Barry 183 77
4 CD David Horst 193 95
15 CD Justen Glad 185 80
17 RB Demar Phillips 168 59
6 CDM Damir Kreilach 186 79
5 CDM Kyle Beckerman 177 83
7 CM Jefferson Savarino 164 55
10 CM Joao Plata 160 -
11 CM Albert Rusnak 180 65
20 CF Luis Silva 180 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tyler Miller 193 -
3 LB Steven Beitashour 178 77
5 CD Dejan Jakovic 188 81
44 RB Joao Moutinho 185 -
23 CD Laurent Ciman 184 70
33 CDM Benny Feilhaber 178 73
14 CDM Mark-Anthony Kaye - -
7 CM Latif Blessing 170 -
9 CM Diego Rossi 170 -
10 CM Carlos Vela 178 78
21 CF Marco Urena 181 70