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That Galaxy of Los Angeles will aim for their third straight win if they have the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Dignity Health Tennis Center on Sunday.
LA beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday, while the Whitecaps drew 2-2 to Minnesota United, their fourth straight game without a loss.
Prediction for this match
After three games without a win Greg Vanney and his team have got their ship back on track with consecutive wins as they are only two points behind the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City in the top spot in the Western Conference.
The Galaxy controlled the pace of their match from the start on Wednesday, putting Claret and Cobalt on their heels in an unusual 4-2-2-2 formation.
With this win they were not only in the middle of the race for first in the west, but it was also their third home win in a row.
They seem to come alive offensively playing at the Dignity Health Tennis Center, scoring multiple goals in five of their home games this year and losing only once.
The next short time will be filled with quick turnarounds for this team, so we’ll have to see what impact that has as LA has four days to rest before Sunday’s game before they play three games in nine days.
One of the most encouraging signs is that they’ve managed to find the back of the net without their star striker Chicharito In the last two games he has last scored five goals.
After missing out so many times this season, the Caps are starting to rack up some points and are currently in their longest undefeated run of the season.
Last Saturday they fought their way back from 2-1 deficit to score a goal late in stoppage time and save a point against a solid Minnesota squad.
Although they are the bottom of the Western Conference with 15 points from 16 games, Marc Dos Santos will find his side unhappy when it is in the position they are in.
It’s hard to argue with him as they’ve lost all but two of their games by a single goal this year, while conceding five goals in stoppage time.
As bad as it was sometimes for them to string a few wins together, they can quickly get out of their current predicament as they are only six points behind Real Salt Lake for the last playoff place in the Western Conference.
Three of their last four games have taken place against teams currently in a playoff position. So you will feel very good when you start this weekend.
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Chicharito and Victor Vazquez are the only question marks for LA going into this game as both players missed their match earlier this week with unknown injuries.
Julian Araujo and Chicharito, were selected for the MLS All-Star game while the club signed the Serbian striker Dejan Joveljic from Wolfsberger AC in Austria to a four-year contract.
The whitecaps could be missing Bruno Gaspar again with a left ankle sprain, Andy Rose still has a problem with the right hamstrings and Maxim Crepeau could replace Thomas Hasal in goal after returning from the Gold Cup with Canada last week.
Cristian Dajome has scored three goals in his last two games, scored a brace against Minnesota last weekend and he could in the form of Lucas Cavallini.
The caps took a step on the last day of the trading deadline on Thursday and signed the 19-year-old midfielder Pedro Vite from Independiente del Valle, and he will be part of that organization until 2025.
Los Angeles Galaxy possible starting line-up:
Binding; Araujo, Coulibaly, Steres, Villafana; Lletget, Aguirre; Alvarez, Dunbar; Acosta, Cabral
Vancouver Whitecap’s possible starting line-up:
Crpeau; Brown, Veselinovic, Godoy, Gutierrez; Bikel, Metcalfe, Teibert; Dajome, Cavallini, Caicedo
Probability: Los Angeles Galaxy 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps
The Galaxy are an energetic team and an exciting team that have been clinically at home in front of goal but have fought non-playoff teams this year, losing 4-0 to Dallas and losing once to the Caps.
Vancouver has shown a lot more serenity towards the end of their games lately and they have played hard against the Galaxy all year round. Plus, they have a full week to rest and prepare for this game and they should win some important contributions on the defensive and get back on the lineup offensively.
Best betting tip for this match
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