Betting guide: LA Galaxy favourite to beat Vancouver Whitecaps at Dignity Health Sports Park

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Mon 19.October
Match begins: 02:30 (UTC)
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park (27000 seats)

LA Galaxy hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 15 points and a 12th position in the Major League Soccer table. Visiting Vancouver Whitecaps holds 8th place with 21 pts.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

It should be mentioned that Vancouver Whitecaps play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Vancouver Whitecaps on grass are 9 victories, 9 draws and 18 defeats from 36 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 42-77. You can compare this with overall results below.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Vancouver Whitecaps, who are travelling more than 2000 kilometers to play this game.

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LA Galaxy form and stats

LA Galaxy's results here at Dignity Health Sports Park in the Major League Soccer have been very modest with 2 victories, 1 draw and 6 defeats. It's trouble wherever Galaxy are playing these days as they have suffered six straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. It's been an uphill battle for Galaxy in their home games for quite some time now, as four matches in a row are lost here. Not since the Los Angeles FC game have they avoided the disappointment of defeat.

The LA Galaxy crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-4 to SJ Earthquakes here at Dignity Health Sports Park in a Major League Soccer match. Preceding that match was a defeat to Portland Timbers (3-6).

LA Galaxy were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one. LA Galaxy's goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann was extremely busy against SJ Earthquakes, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning seven saves.

Galaxy are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 9 games. Galaxy are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (21 from 9 played). It's worth mentioning that 13 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Vancouver Whitecaps form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Vancouver Whitecaps, who have the the worst goal difference (-17) in Major League Soccer, so far with only 9 points returning home. The records show 3-0-7 (win-draw-lose). Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Vancouver's last three away games as they have all been lost.

Vancouver Whitecaps had fun at their own home (Dignity Health Sports Park) last time out, beating Los Angeles FC 2-1. Lucas Cavallini (2) scored. That result followed a home victory 2-1 versus Real Salt Lake.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Vancouver as they have only managed to score 6 times from 10 away games in the league. For Vancouver Whitecaps, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net. It's worth mentioning that 12 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Galaxy - Vancouver Whitecaps 0-1. LA Galaxy-Vancouver Whitecaps H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Galaxy three wins, Vancouver Whitecaps five wins, two draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

LA GalaxyC. Pavón
C. Pavón
7 goals
GalaxyS. Lletget
S. Lletget
6 goals
Vancouver WhitecapsL. Cavallini
L. Cavallini
5 goals

LA Galaxy missing players

Vancouver Whitecaps missing players

LA Galaxy Vancouver Whitecaps
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
16 9 2 Played P 1 11 19
4 2 1 Won W 1 3 7
3 1 0 Drew D 0 1 1
9 6 1 Lost L 0 7 11
21 12 3 Scored S 2 6 22
34 21 6 Conceded C 1 22 39
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 95%
88% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 73% 79%
56% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 55% 68%
38% 44% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 18% 37%
25% 22% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 21%
56% 56% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 18% 47%
19% 11% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 27% 16%
31% 33% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 64% 42%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 1.6 2.1
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 3 4
 
186 116 30 Total Shots T S 8 74 147
68 42 12 Shots on Target S O 3 28 55
31% 29% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 21% 40%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • LA Galaxy has the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy has the fewest points (7) at home in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy has the fewest scored goals (21) in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy has the most conceded goals (21) at home in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy has the the worst goal difference (-9) at home in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • LA Galaxy haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • LA Galaxy is in the worst form (0-0-6)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps has the the worst goal difference (-16) away in Major League Soccer
  • Vancouver Whitecaps has the the worst goal difference (-17) in Major League Soccer
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 16 9 3 4 35 17 10 7 2 1 25 8 6 2 1 3 10 9 18 30
2 Portland Timbers 17 9 3 5 37 29 8 4 1 3 14 14 9 5 2 2 23 15 8 30
3 Sporting KC 17 9 2 6 29 23 10 5 1 4 18 16 7 4 1 2 11 7 6 29
4 Los Angeles FC 17 7 3 7 39 33 11 6 3 2 34 18 6 1 0 5 5 15 6 24
5 Dallas 16 6 6 4 22 17 10 5 4 1 16 8 6 1 2 3 6 9 5 24
6 Minnesota United 16 6 5 5 26 21 5 3 1 1 10 4 11 3 4 4 16 17 5 23
7 SJ Earthquakes 18 6 5 7 28 43 8 2 4 2 12 16 10 4 1 5 16 27 -15 23
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 18 7 0 11 22 39 8 4 0 4 16 17 10 3 0 7 6 22 -17 21
9 Real Salt Lake 18 5 6 7 24 29 11 4 3 4 14 16 7 1 3 3 10 13 -5 21
10 Colorado Rapids 13 5 4 4 25 20 6 2 3 1 12 9 7 3 1 3 13 11 5 19
11 Houston Dynamo 18 4 7 7 25 30 8 3 3 2 12 9 10 1 4 5 13 21 -5 19
12 LA Galaxy 16 4 3 9 21 34 9 2 1 6 12 21 7 2 2 3 9 13 -13 15

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