LA Galaxy vs Kansas City
LA Galaxy are back on home soil after the excitement of the first ever derby match between them and LA FC. The game didn't disappoint as LA raced into a 3-0 lead before Galaxy hit back in style by winning the match 4-3.
Galaxy are very much the side in the news at the moment after their high profile signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovich. Ibra did what Ibra does and introduced himself to the MLS with a ridiculous goal, the type of goal only he would score on his debut. He is just 1 of a couple of good winter signings with the other being the signing of Ola Kamara from Columbus Crew. Kamara scored 35 goals in his 2 seasons with them so is proven at this level.
Last season LA Galaxy really struggled at home which is strange as on average MLS sides are strong at home. There is nothing to say this season will be a repeat though as they are certainly a stronger outfit for the 2018 campaign and are currently 2-0-0 on home soil so far.
Kansas City made the play-offs last season and will likely do so again. The reason they did last season? This was really all down to their home form. They were unbeaten on home soil in the MLS until they suffered an uncharacteristic 1-0 defeat to Vancouver towards the end of the season. Away from home they weren't anywhere near as impressive as they recorded only 2 away wins all season.
Sporting have started well this season but they haven't played anyone who are expected to reach the play-offs this season. They don't really seem to have strengthened a great deal either with ex-derby midfielder and new signing Johnny Russell nowhere near the standard of Zlatan, Alessandrini or even the dos Santos brothers. Gutierrez looks like he could solve their goalscoring problem but he has never been prolific anywhere in his career so that will still remain to be seen.
Goals are usually the safe bets with this league but this price will likely drop if anything come closer to the weekend and certainly looks to offer some value at present.
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LA Galaxy vs Kansas City prediction
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