LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Preview

LA Galaxy host Real Salt Lake at the Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday in MLS, looking to return to winning ways after three games. Following consecutive victories on matchday eight and nine, the Galaxy were beaten 2-0 by Austin FC and then held to a 0-0 draw by Seattle Sounders FC.

With 19 points in the bag from 11 games, the Los Angeles side are in third position of the Western Conference table, but only two points off leaders Real Salt Lake. Speaking of which, the Claret and Cobalt won only once from their opening four games, but have won five times from their next seven, including in each of their last three to revive their campaign.

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Team News and Predicted XI

LA Galaxy

The Galaxy won’t have Gaston Brugman available for selection after the midfielder suffered a season-ending knee injury in March. Martin Caceres is also sidelined. Top-scorer Dejan Joveljic, who has scored six goals in nine league games for them so far, has missed their last two games. It remains to be seen if he comes back on Saturday.

Predicted XI: John McCarthy; Miki Yamane, Jalen Neal, Maya Yoshida, Julian Aude; Diego Fagundez, Edwin Cerrillo, Gaston Brugman; Joseph Paintsil, Miguel Berry, Gabriel Pec

Real Salt Lake

Head coach Pablo Mastroeni may call for changes following their humiliating exit from the US Open Cup after a 4-2 loss to minnows. New Mexico United. For starters, Cristian Arango is most likely to return to the starting XI after coming off the bench in the said match.

He has nine goals for the side this season, and he will be eager to continue his hot run of form by bagging a few more strikes here. Left-back Alexandros Katranis is another player gunning to feature in the lineup.

Predicted XI: Zac MacMath; Andrew Brody, Justen Glad, Brayan Vera, Alexandros Katranis; Emeka Eneli, Braian Ojeda; Andres Gomez, Cristian Arango, Fidel Barajas; Anderson Julio

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Head-To-Head

There have been 58 clashes between the sides before, with LA Galaxy winning 24 times over Real Salt Lake and losing on 21 occasions.

Last 5 games, head-to-head

  • LA Galaxy 2-2 Real Salt Lake (MLS, October 2023)
  • Real Salt Lake 3-2 LA Galaxy (US Open Cup, June 2023)
  • Real Salt Lake 2-3 LA Galaxy (MLS, June 2023)
  • LA Galaxy 1-1 Real Salt Lake (MLS, October 2022)
  • Real Salt Lake 1-0 LA Galaxy (MLS, April 2022)

As you can see, it’s been really close between the sides in recent clashes, with Salt Lake winning twice, one win for the Galaxy, and two encounters ending in a stalemate. It’s also worth noting that LA Galaxy have drawn their last two home games to Salt Lake.

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Prediction

LA Galaxy have gone off the boil in recent weeks, failing to win their last two games and drawing a blank in each of them too. Salt Lake, by comparison, are on a three-game winning run in MLS and could extend it to four, despite their heavy defeat to New Mexico United in the cup.

Prediction: LA Galaxy 1-2 Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Real Salt Lake to beat LA Galaxy
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5


  • LA Galaxy: 2.04
  • Draw: 4.00
  • Real Salt Lake: 3.78

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake Timings and Telecast

  • Date and Time: 11 May, Saturday at 02:00 AM (GMT)
  • India: MLS Pass
  • UK: MLS Pass
  • US and Canada: Apple TV

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