Los Angeles vs St. Louis City SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 5/16/2024

Los Angeles (5-4-3) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (3-1-7) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 8:30 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs St. Louis City SC

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Los Angeles hosted the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The LA offense picked up right where they left off, winning by a score of 3-0. This shutout win came at home, and they had a money line payout of -167.

The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals. LA’s offensive attack took a total of 14 shots and seven shots on goal. They needed just five corners to help facilitate their three goal-scoring opportunities.

Two of the three LA goals came from Cristian Olivera, who was assisted by Denis Bouanga on both of these scores. Mateusz Bogusz also found the net for LA, with Bouanga finishing the match with three assists.

Through 12 matches, Los Angeles has a record of 5-4-3, which has them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-4-1. Overall, they have been favored in all 12 matches, going 5-4-3. Their last match was a 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 12th. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-1-2. Following this match, they will take on Atlanta United FC on the road on Saturday, May 25th.

St. Louis City SC Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, St. Louis City SC hosted the Chicago Fire FC. The over/under line heading into the match was 0.5 goals, and St. Louis City SC picked up the 3-1 win on their home pitch.

Going into the match, St. Louis City SC was the favorite to pick up the win, with a money line of -141. The four combined goals exceeded the line, which was mainly due to St. Louis City SC’s three-goal performance.

Klauss was the top offensive player for St. Louis City SC, scoring two times on his six total shot attempts. Overall, the club had seven shots on goal and 25 shots.

On the defensive end, St. Louis City SC blocked three shots and intercepted nine passes. Roman Burki finished with three saves on Chicago’s five shots on goal.

Through 11 matches, St. Louis City SC has a record of 3-1-7, putting them 9th in the Western Conference. They have been strong at home, going 3-0-3, but have yet to win on the road, going 0-1-4. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 2-1-4. Next up, they will take on FC Cincinnati on the road on May 18th. In their most recent match, they defeated the Chicago Fire FC, moving them to 16 points on the season. They are currently one point behind the Houston Dynamo, who sit in 7th place.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles is one of the most dangerous teams in the MLS when it comes to creating scoring opportunities, as they are first in the league in shots on goal and second in corner kicks. They have had more corners than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches this season. Denis Bouanga is their top scorer, as he is eighth in the league with six goals. Cristian Olivera is fifth in the MLS in shots on goal and has scored four times this season.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 12th in the MLS in goals per match at 1.5. Klauss has been the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net five times, which is 13th in the league. He has also been the team’s top shooter, with 13 shots on goal, which is 17th in the MLS. Overall, St. Louis City SC has been solid in terms of shots on goal, ranking 8th in the league. They have also been strong in terms of corners, ranking 8th in the league. In terms of passing percentage, St. Louis City SC is 28th in the league at 75.0%.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles’ defense has struggled this season, as they are 19th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.6). However, they have been playing better of late, as they have given up just 1.2 goals per match over their last four matches. They will be facing a St. Louis City SC offense that is 12th in the league in goals scored. Hugo Lloris is 8th in MLS with three clean sheets this season. He is also 14th in saves, with 32.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has been up and down this season, but they are coming off a strong performance against the Chicago Fire FC, who have the league’s 27th ranked offense. Overall, they are 12th in goals allowed, but they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just 1.1 goals per match over their last seven matches. Roman Bürki is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he leads the MLS with four clean sheets. However, he is just 21st in saves.

Los Angeles vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take St. Louis City SC on the money line at +143. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-0 shutout, with Los Angeles taking four shots on goal compared to just one for St. Louis City SC. Kei Kamara is our top projected goal scorer for Los Angeles, while Klauss has the best odds to score for St. Louis City SC.

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