Los Angeles Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 30.09.2019

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps - Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - 30.09.2019

LA Galaxy have won just two of their last five MLS clashes at home to Vancouver (W2, D1, L2), but strong five-game home form (W4, D1) places them in good stead to find another. While Galaxy have opened the scoring on just nine occasions at home in the 2019 MLS campaign, they are one of just a few franchises with a near-perfect record (W8, L1) from such occasions.
Regardless of who is scoring, Galaxy’s games have had no shortage of goals at either end, with both teams scoring in the Californian franchise’s last seven MLS fixtures. By extension, a significant 12 of Galaxy’s last 13 MLS matches have produced at least three total goals.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ paltry away record (W0, D2, L5) against the Western Conference franchises either qualified, or in contention for the postseason, offers little inspiration. Additionally, thanks in part to a -7 goal difference in the 31st-45th+ minute period, they are also the league’s worst first-half franchise on the road (HT away league record: W1, D8, L7).
Similarly to their hosts, they too have been scoring and conceding heavily, with both teams scoring in seven of their last eight MLS encounters. Furthermore, six of those saw over 2.5 total goals scored.
Players to watch: Winger Uriel Artuna (LAG) has scored in his last two home appearances. Fredy Montero (VAN) has recorded a winner and an equaliser off the bench in consecutive cameos.
Stat attack: Two of the last 11 H2H meetings have produced over 2.5 total goals, with six 0-0 half-time results amongst those 11 clashes and both teams scoring in just one.
Just 36.54% (38) of the 104 goals scored or conceded this MLS season by LA Galaxy have been recorded before half-time.
Referee Alan Kelly’s 3.28 bookings (and no red cards) awarded per MLS game in 2019 ranks amongst the lowest of all officials.
06.04.19MLSVancouver WhitecapsLos Angeles Galaxy0 : 2
30.09.18MLSLos Angeles GalaxyVancouver Whitecaps3 : 0
25.03.18MLSVancouver WhitecapsLos Angeles Galaxy0 : 0
20.07.17MLSLos Angeles GalaxyVancouver Whitecaps0 : 1
02.04.17MLSVancouver WhitecapsLos Angeles Galaxy4 : 2

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Kick-off: September 30, 00:30
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40@BWIN