Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy 7/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Both these teams lost on the road by the same 2-1 score-line over the weekend, and they will now look to return to winning ways. Real Salt Lake will make use of home advantage when they will play host to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday. Real Salt Lake have been really inconsistent lately, while the Galaxy have been great at the start, but not so much lately.  

Real Salt Lake (4-4-4) will now take on the other Los Angeles franchise, a few days after losing to LAFC by 2-1 on the road. They conceded an early goal in that match but pulled even just 8 minutes later. Their opponents missed a penalty kick at the 60th minute but Carlos Vela scored the winning goal for LAFC at the 79th minute for the final 2-1. Prior to that they destroyed Vancouver by 4-0 in the road, but that was their only win in their last 5 (1-3-1). Real Salt Lake are now sitting at the 8th spot of the Western Conference with 16 points, scoring 19 and conceding 14 goals in the process. They have been mediocre at home so far in the season (2-2-3), scoring 9 and conceding 7 goals. Real Salt Lake have kept just 1 clean sheet in 7 home matches so far, with Both Teams Scoring in 5 of those matches.  

The Los Angeles Galaxy (8-5-0) were not very good in their away match against Vancouver, despite taking an early lead in that match. They also had a disallowed goal at the 27th minute that would have given them a two-goal lead. However, Vancouver pulled even at the start of the second half and scored the winning goal at the 77th minute to force the Galaxy to their 5th loss of the season. The Galaxy have not lost back to back matches so far in the season, and they have bounced back from each of their 5 losses so far with a win in their next match. The Galaxy are sitting at the 3rd spot of the Western Conference with 24 points, scoring 21 and conceding 20 goals so far. They have the 3rd best away record in the Conference (3-3-0), scoring 9 and conceding 12 goals in the process. They have not kept a single clean sheet on the road and have conceded multiple goals in 4 of their 6 away matches so far.

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy. The two teams exchanged home wins last season, with Real Salt Lake winning by 2-0 at home before losing by 2-1 on the road. The Galaxy might have stood strong in their last 5 matches in this venue (2-2-1), but those were their only wins in this venue since 2013. Siding with the LA Galaxy here, who haven’t had a Draw yet but have the better chances to avoid the loss here.

Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy 7/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 22:00PM EDT

Location: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy

Date: Wednesday, July 21st 

MLS Odds: Los Angeles FC -0.25

MLS Totals: 3

Free MLS Pick: Los Angeles Galaxy +0.5

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