Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy Betting Tip Los Angeles win/BTTS – 22 August 2020

Another classic LA derby expected

Diego Palacios / Los Angeles ©imago images / ZUMA Wire 31.07.2020

United StatesLos Angeles vs LA GalaxyUnited States
22 August 2300hrs
Football – USA – MLS
Pick Los Angeles win/BTTS
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 21 August

The MLS returns this weekend and the biggest game of the round is the derby between Los Angeles and LA Galaxy. The visitors will be hoping for some much needed improvement.

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Los Angeles Preview – Can last season’s Western Conference winners return with a significant victory here?

Los Angeles were by far and a way the best team throughout the regular season in the 2019 MLS, finishing top of the Western Conference with 72 points. They – like they are again this season – were big favourites to go on and win the finals only to come up short. That loss to Seattle Sounders in the Conference final would have hurt, but they will be using it as motivation to go all the way this season.

Bob Bradley is vastly experienced and the former US Men’s team head coach is hoping that his current group will add to his only MLS title won back in 2000 when boss of Chicago Fire.


Our betting prediction:
Los Angeles to score in both halves

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 21 August)


Los Angeles started the season (back in March) with a win over expansion side Inter Miami before drawing with Philadelphia in an entertaining game containing six goals. Their performances in the MLS is Back were somewhat underwhelming by their own standards with the exception of a thumping 6-2 win against tomorrow’s opponents.

They drew with Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers in their other two group games meaning they are unbeaten after five games and come into this game on nine points. That’s good enough four fourth spot at the early stages of the campaign.

LA Galaxy Preview – Will a despondent Galaxy recover from poor results to get one of their biggest rivals?

No club has won more MLS Cups than LA Galaxy but the last of their five triumphs came back in 2014 and they are going through something of a challenging period at the moment. Galaxy sit bottom of the Western Conference heading into this round of fixtures without a win in their first five games. The only point they gained at the MLS is Back tournament was against Houston whom, due to the strange workings of this season, they also drew against back in February before the break.

They have lost all three games in between those draws with Vancouver, Portland and LA all getting the better of them.

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The departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of the previous season has clearly had a big impact. As you would expect considering his presence and personality. Not to mention his goal return. The onus is on Javier Hernandez to replace the majority of those goals with the experienced Mexican having gotten off the mark in the defeat to Portland last month.

There’s no doubt that Galaxy will be out to avenge that heavy loss against their rivals but more importantly they will just be wanting to find their first win of the season as quickly as possible.

Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy Betting Advice

It may be in it’s infancy but this is a simmer rivalry in United States football. It’s also one which has already produced some classic encounters. The seven meetings so far have seen 40 goals scored and that includes eight in last season’s Western Conference semi-final. It also means there have been 16 goals scored in the last two games alone.

The partnership of Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela have scored seven of Los Angeles 11 goals alone.

Key Facts – Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy Betting Tip

  • Los Angeles are unbeaten between the initial start to the league and recent MLS is Back competition
  • LA Galaxy have taken just two points from their first five matches across both formats
  • There has been an incredible 40 goals scored in the seven games these two have faced each other


The new look LA Galaxy are going to take some time to gel it looks. As such, they will not be looking forward to another clash with their neighbours. Los Angeles are in prolific scoring form with 15 goals already but also conceding 10. Everything about this game points to goals which is why the selection is for Los Angeles to win and both teams to score.

The best betting odds for Los Angeles vs LA Galaxy

Los Angeles to win: 2/5 Betvictor
Draw: 4/1 at Betvictor
LA Galaxy to win: 6/1 at Betvictor