Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City MLS Betting Prediction

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction 3/24/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (1-0-3) travel to face off against Sporting Kansas City (1-0-3) on Sunday, March 24th. This match will be played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, MO. Sporting Kansas City is coming off a win in their previous match, while Los Angeles Galaxy played to a draw vs. Sporting Kansas City. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City

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Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Draw

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 3-3 draw vs. St. Louis City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, and they were the money line favorite at -148. The six combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, the Galaxy were led by Dejan Joveljić, Joseph Paintsil, and Maya Yoshida, who each scored one time. Joveljić took a total of five shots and three shots on goal, with Paintsil taking two shots on goal and three total shots.

Defensively, the Galaxy allowed a total of 19 shots and three goals. St. Louis City SC’s offense was led by the three goals on five on target shots. John McCarthy finished with three saves, and the Galaxy’s defense had a total of 10 interceptions.

Through four matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have yet to lose, but they also have just one win. Their record of 1-0-3 has them in 4th place in the Western Conference, and they are currently on a two-match draw streak. Both of their draws have come at home, while their lone win and draw have come on the road. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, but have yet to win either of those. After this match, they will return home to take on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, March 31st.

Sporting Kansas City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Sporting Kansas City hosted the San Jose Earthquakes and picked up a 2-1 win. The money line payout for Sporting Kansas City was -141, and the three total goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Sporting Kansas City scored their two goals on just three shots on goal and five total shots. Alan Pulido and Dany Rosero were the two players to score, with Pulido taking the most shots overall (3) and Rosero converting on his only shot.

As for the defense, Sporting Kansas City allowed one goal on San Jose’s six shots on goal and 13 total shots. Tim Melia finished with six saves, and as a defensive unit, Sporting Kansas City had 11 interceptions and didn’t block a single shot.

Through four matches, Sporting Kansas City has a record of 1-0-3, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to lose a match, but have drawn three times. Their only win came in their last match, a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. Overall, they have six points, which is tied with St. Louis City SC and two points behind the Los Angeles Galaxy, who they will be taking on in this match. After this match, they will head on the road to take on Toronto FC on March 30th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

Dejan Joveljić has been the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, finding the back of the net four times, which is also good for third in the MLS. He has also been the most accurate shooter for the Galaxy, leading the team in shots on goal. Overall, the Galaxy are second in the MLS in goals per match, averaging 2.2 per contest.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

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Through their first two matches of the 2024 MLS season, Sporting Kansas City has averaged one goal per match, which is 18th in the league. Erik Thommy has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net once, which is 36th in the MLS. Alan Pulido has also scored once and leads the team in shots on goal, which is 22nd in the league. Thommy also leads the team in assists. As a team, Sporting Kansas City is 11th in the MLS in corner kicks and 5th in passing percentage.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Sporting Kansas City, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense is 24th in MLS, allowing 1.8 goals per match. However, they are facing an offense that is 18th in scoring. Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 1.7 goals per match. John McCarthy has started four matches in goal for the Galaxy, and he is 18th in MLS with 11 saves. He has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is currently 6th in MLS, allowing just 0.8 goals per match. They are also 22nd in blocked shots and 22nd in fouls per match. However, they are 4th in interceptions. Goalkeeper Tim Melia is 11th in clean sheets and 6th in saves. Over their last four matches, they have given up just three goals, including a shutout against the 29th ranked offense of Los Angeles FC.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Sporting Kansas City on the money line at -108 as they are projected to win by a score of 2-1. This season, Sporting Kansas City has been slightly better on the defensive end, allowing the 6th fewest goals in MLS. Our projections have William Agada as the top goal-scoring threat for Sporting Kansas City. On the other side, we are giving Joseph Paintsil the best chance to score for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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