Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas Prediction 7/13/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (12-4-7) travel to face off against FC Dallas (6-11-5) on Saturday, July 13th. This match will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. Los Angeles Galaxy is coming off a win in their previous match, while FC Dallas will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas

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Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Win

The Los Angeles Galaxy hosted the Minnesota United FC in their last match, picking up a 2-1 win. The money line payout for the Galaxy was -220, and the three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, the Galaxy was led by Gabriel Chaves, with all four of his shots coming from the field. Chaves scored both of the Galaxy’s goals, with the rest of the club combining for just four shots on goal.

Defensively, the Galaxy did a good job of limiting Minnesota’s overall looks, with the club finishing with just six corners and 16 total shots. John McCarthy finished with six saves on Minnesota’s seven shots on goal.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are in their 24th match of the season, as they take on FC Dallas on the road. So far this season, the Galaxy have a record of 12-4-7, which has them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have been favored in 12 matches, going 8-1-3, while they have been the underdog in 11 matches, going 4-3-4. After this match, they will return home to take on the Colorado Rapids SC on Thursday, July 18th. Over their last seven matches, the Galaxy have gone 5-2, with their only losses coming against the top-ranked Los Angeles FC and the Chicago Fire FC.

FC Dallas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

FC Dallas will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City. This match was played on Sporting Kansas City’s home pitch and FC Dallas went into the match as the heavy underdog at +380. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

FC Dallas’ offensive attack scored just one time on their five shots on goal. They took a total of 12 shots, and including an own goal, have found the net four times over their past two matches. Petar Musa and Logan Farrington were the only two players to have an assist.

On the defensive end, FC Dallas allowed a total of 18 shots and three goals. Maarten Paes finished with three saves on Sporting Kansas City’s six shots on goal. The club’s defense didn’t earn a single corner kick, while Sporting Kansas City finished with seven.

Through 22 matches, FC Dallas has a record of 6-11-5, which has them sitting in 11th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-8-3, but have been much better at home, going 6-3-2. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, going 4-2, while going 2-9-5 as the underdog. Over their last four matches, they have just one win, which came on July 5th vs. the Portland Timbers. Next up, they will take on Austin FC at home on Thursday, July 18th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

The Los Angeles Galaxy have been one of the most efficient teams in the MLS this season, ranking 6th in goals scored and 3rd in shots on goal. Dejan Joveljić is their top scorer, ranking 7th in the league with 12 goals. Gabriel Chaves is 22nd in the MLS in goals scored, but leads the Galaxy in shots on goal and assists. Overall, the Galaxy have been successful in getting the ball on net, but have had fewer corners than their opponents in over half of their matches.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

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FC Dallas has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 15th in MLS in goals scored at 1.4 per match. They have been slightly below average in terms of shots on goal, ranking 19th in the league. They have been out-cornered by their opponents in 63.6% of their matches. Petar Musa is the team’s top scorer, ranking 12th in MLS with 11 goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal. Sebastian Lletget is the team’s leader in assists, ranking 38th in MLS. He also has one goal this season.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Dallas, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense is 10th in MLS, allowing 1.3 goals per match. However, they are coming off a match against Minnesota United FC in which they only allowed one goal. Overall, they are 5th in blocked shots and 20th in interceptions. John McCarthy is 9th in clean sheets and 3rd in saves.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

FC Dallas’ defense has struggled this season, as they are 18th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.7). Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 2.2 goals per match. Maarten Paes leads the MLS in saves (96), but he is just 16th in clean sheets (4). Overall, FC Dallas is 22nd in blocked shots and 24th in interceptions. They will be facing a Los Angeles Galaxy offense that is 6th in scoring. In their last four matches, they have given up three goals to Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders FC.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas Prediction

With both clubs coming in with a middle of the pack offense, our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw at +255. Taking a look at our projections for shots on goal, we have Los Angeles getting four shots on goal compared to just two for FC Dallas. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Diego Fagundez of the Galaxy, while Paul Arriola has the best odds to score for FC Dallas.

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