St. Louis City SC vs Los Angeles Galaxy MLS Betting Prediction

St. Louis City SC vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction 3/17/2024

St. Louis City SC (1-0-2) travel to face off against Los Angeles Galaxy (1-0-2) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Both St. Louis City SC and Los Angeles Galaxy ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

St. Louis City SC vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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St. Louis City SC Is Coming Off A Draw

St. Louis City SC is coming off a draw vs. Austin FC, with this match taking place on the road. The pre-match money line payout for St. Louis City SC on the three-way line was +165, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, St. Louis City SC was led by the duo of Eduard Lowen and Célio Martins, with each player scoring one time. Lowen took five total shots and three shots on goal, while Martins took three shots overall and eight St. Louis City SC corners were taken.

Defensively, St. Louis City SC allowed two goals on just two shots on goal by Austin FC. Roman Burki didn’t make a save on these two shots, and overall, Austin FC needed just five shots to score two times. St. Louis City SC defenders blocked four shots and intercepted six passes.

Through three matches, St. Louis City SC has a record of 1-0-2, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have played one match on the road, which was a draw against Austin FC. In their two matches at home, they have one win and one draw. St. Louis City SC has been favored in two of their three matches, going 1-0-1 in those contests. After this match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, they will return home to take on D.C. United SC on Sunday, March 24th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Draw

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a 2-2 draw against Nashville SC. This match took place on the road, with the draw payout coming in at +128. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, the Galaxy were led by the duo of Dejan Joveljić and Riqui Puig, with each finding the net on one of their six total shot attempts. Julián Aude finished with the only assist for the club, and as a whole, LA took eight shots on goal and 19 shots overall.

John McCarthy was between the sticks for the Galaxy, finishing with two saves on Nashville’s four shots on goal. LA’s defense finished with five blocked shots and 17 interceptions. The club also allowed a penalty kick, which was successfully converted by Nashville.

Through three matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 1-0-2, which puts them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match at home, going 0-0-1, and are 1-0-1 on the road. In their last match, they played to a draw against Nashville SC, who is currently ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference. Following this match, they will head out on the road to take on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, March 24th.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC is currently 8th in the MLS in goals scored, averaging 1.7 per match. Samuel Adeniran is their top scorer, with two goals on the season, which is 14th in the league. Célio Martins is 15th in the MLS in goals scored and is also the team’s leader in shots on goal. He is also 51st in the league in assists.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

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Dejan Joveljić is the top goal scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, and his three goals are fifth in the MLS. Riqui Puig is second on the team in goals scored and has the second-most shots on goal in the league. As a team, the Galaxy are fifth in the MLS in goals scored and first in shots on goal. They are also first in passing percentage, but 19th in corner kicks.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goal per match, which is 13th in the league. They will be tested by the 5th-ranked offense in the league, the Los Angeles Galaxy. Roman Bürki has started all three matches in goal for St. Louis City SC and has one clean sheet, which is 6th in the league. Overall, St. Louis City SC is 6th in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions. However, they are 21st in the league in fouls committed.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

When it comes to defending, the Los Angeles Galaxy has struggled this season, as they are currently 20th in the league in goals allowed per match. They will be facing an offense that is 8th in the league in scoring, as St. Louis City SC comes into this match averaging 1.5 goals per match. One area where the Galaxy has been solid is in terms of interceptions, as they are currently 2nd in the league in that category. In terms of fouls, they are one of the most disciplined teams in the league, as they are 27th in that category. In goal, John McCarthy has started three matches and is currently 17th in the league in saves.

St. Louis City SC vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match between St. Louis City SC and Los Angeles Galaxy to play out, we are going to take the money line draw at +285. This season, the Galaxy have been the better offensive team, coming in 5th in goals scored and 1st in shots on goal. However, St. Louis City is 11th in interceptions and 6th in blocked shots. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw with both teams getting two shots on goal and eight interceptions.

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