MLS Preview and Prediction: LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake

Competition: Major League Soccer – LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake  

Venue: StubHub Center – Wednesday, May 27th – 22:30 ET (03:30 BST)

Match Odds: LA Galaxy 8/13 – Draw 11/4 – Real Salt Lake 9/2

Match Preview

LA Galaxy entertain Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night in a Western Conference clash with the sides locked on 17 points.

Galaxy finally ended their five game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over Houston Dynamo on Friday evening. Alan Gordon stole all three points for Galaxy with a 90th minute winner, which was a huge relief for Bruce Arena.

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Robbie Keane’s return was a huge boost for Galaxy and he will be routing to get the side back into the form we are used to seeing as he works his way back to full fitness.

Real Salt Lake picked up three points this weekend with a 2-0 win over New York City FC, in a game they were expected to win.

Galaxy still haven’t been beaten at home in 25 games now and RSL will do well to end that run. They were thumped 5-0 in the last meeting between the sides at the StubHub Center.

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This is the first of two away games for Salt Lake and Jeff Cassar will know playing both Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps will be very tough games.

Team News

Bruce Arena still has some major injury concerns with his Galaxy side. Brian Perk, Todd Dunivant, Jose Villarreal, Kenney Walker and Robbie Rogers are all doubtful. Robbie Keane’s fitness remains questionable but he played a part in Galaxy’s win on Friday and will be pushing to feature here.

Real Salt Lake have five injury concerns. Chris Schuler, Joao Plata, Javier Morales, Sebastian Jaime and Boyd Okwuonu all doubts for Cassar. Luke Mulholland is one booking away from a suspension.

Key Points

LA Galaxy’s last five: D/D/W/W/W

Real Salt Lake’s last five: W/L/D/D/W

Key Stat: Shutout – Salt Lake haven’t scored against Galaxy in their last four meetings.

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Key Player: Alan Gordon – The forward has come up with some important goals this season and he is making a habit of being in the right place at the right time.

Score Prediction

LA Galaxy 2-1 Real Salt Lake – Galaxy to make it two wins on the bounce in a tight game and remain unbeaten at home.


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