Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy MLS Betting Prediction

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction 5/12/2024

Real Salt Lake (6-2-3) travel to face off against Los Angeles Galaxy (5-2-4) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while Los Angeles Galaxy played to a draw vs. Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Real Salt Lake hosted Sporting Kansas City. The money line payout for Real Salt Lake was -148, and this payout was despite the match finishing with just one goal. The over/under line for the match was 2.5 goals.

Cristian Arango scored the only goal for Real Salt Lake, and he took just one shot and one shot on goal. None of the other RSL players finished with more than two total shots, and as a club, they finished with five shots on goal and 14 total shots.

Zac MacMath picked up a clean sheet in this match, and he also only needed to make one save. Sporting Kansas City finished with just two corner kicks and one shot on target.

Real Salt Lake enters this match on a three-match winning streak, and they have not lost in their last six matches (4-0-2). Overall, they are 6-2-3, which has them tied with FC Cincinnati atop the MLS standings with 21 points. In their last match, they defeated Sporting Kansas City 1-0 at home. On the season, they have been favored in four matches, going 2-1-1, while they have been the underdog in seven matches, going 4-1-2. After this match, they will return home to take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday, May 16th.

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 0-0 draw vs. the Seattle Sounders. This match took place on the road, and the Galaxy were the heavy underdog at +310.

Heading into the match, the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and with no goals being scored, the payout for the under was -110. The Galaxy’s offense finished with just three shots on goal and 12 total shots.

Defensively, the Galaxy did a good job of turning away the attack of the Sounders, despite Seattle finishing with 12 corner kicks and four shots on goal. Overall, the Galaxy blocked three shots and intercepted nine passes.

Through 11 matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 5-2-4, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have been solid on the road, going 3-2-2, but have yet to lose at home, going 2-0-2. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-2-1. Following this match, they will head out on the road to take on Minnesota United FC on Thursday, May 16th. In the standings, they are tied with Toronto FC with 19 points, but sit behind them due to goal differential.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s offense has been solid this season, as they are averaging 1.6 goals per match, which is 7th in the league. Cristian Arango has been their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net nine times, which is 3rd in the MLS. Arango also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has 20, which is also 3rd in the league. As a team, Real Salt Lake is 8th in the league in corners, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 63.6% of their matches this season.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

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The Los Angeles Galaxy have been one of the most potent offenses in the MLS this season, ranking second in goals scored and shots on goal. They have also been efficient with their passing, ranking second in the league in passing percentage. Dejan Joveljić has been their top scorer, ranking ninth in the MLS in goals scored and shots on goal. Joseph Paintsil has been their top playmaker, ranking ninth in the league in assists and second on the team in goals scored.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been outstanding this season, allowing just 0.8 goals per match, which is the best mark in the MLS. They will be tested in this match, as they take on the league’s second-ranked scoring offense in the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, they have been up to the task, as they have not allowed a goal in three of their last four matches. They are also 13th in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions. Zac MacMath is their top goalkeeper, and he is 5th in the MLS with three clean sheets.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Real Salt Lake, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense is 19th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they are coming off a shutout win over the Seattle Sounders FC, who are 21st in scoring. Overall, they have given up eight goals over their last five matches (1.6). John McCarthy is second in MLS with 44 saves, but he is just 21st in clean sheets with two. On the season, the Galaxy’s defense is 5th in blocked shots and 8th in interceptions.

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction

Our projections for this Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy matchup in the MLS are giving us a 1-1 draw, with the payout coming in at +260. This season, both clubs are 2nd in the league in shots on goal, and they also come in with identical shooting percentages. Our projections have both teams getting three shots on goal, and we have Joseph Paintsil as the top goal-scoring option for Los Angeles. As for Real Salt Lake, Cristian Arango has the best odds to score a goal.

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