LAFC vs LA Galaxy 10-20-22

LAFC vs LA Galaxy 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

LAFC vs LA Galaxy 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Banc of California Stadium will be the venue of the MLS Western Conference Playoffs – Semifinal Round battle between the Los Angeles FC (21-4-9) and the LA Galaxy (15-8-2) in downtown LA on Thursday, October 20, 2022.


The Los Angeles Football Club clinched Supporter’s Shield after taking the lead at 21-4-9 on 67 points in the Western Conference after acquiring a total of 66 goals while surrendering 38 for a 28-goal difference through 34 games played over the course of the campaign.


LAFC ended the regular season with a 0-1 loss to Nashville SC on October 9 but Los Angeles already advanced to Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinal Round by virtue of clinching the Western Conference title at the end of the regular season.


LAFC tried 30 shots on goal but only 14 reached the target with 5 shots blocked before touching the net. Los Angeles committed 12 fouls but no yellow or red cards were received.  


Forward Cristian Arango topped all scorers of LAFC with 16 goals connected in 33 matches played and Forward Carlos Vela added 12 after finishing 31 games this season.


Arango added 4 assists to his record while Forward Carlos Vela led the team in assists with 9. The man responsible for keeping the net safe for Los Angeles will be Maxime Crepeau (82-37-72 mark in his MLS career).


The Canadian goalie compiled 49 shutouts which earned him a clean sheet rate of 25.5% with a save percentage of .711 in 192 starts.


Crepeau totaled 570 shots while seeing 802 shots attempted against him in 17,247 minutes of goalkeeping in the major league.      


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LAFC vs LA Galaxy Predictions 10/20/2022 Picks


The LA Galaxy will be looking for their 3rd straight victory in facing the LA Football Club in the semi-final round of the Western Conference Playoffs.


The Galaxy finished the regular season with a 3-1 victory over Houston while shutting down Nashville 1-0 in the MLS Cup First Round Playoff. 


The Galaxy is undefeated in their last five matches played with just one draw and riding on a two-game winning streak.


LA made only 7 shots with 4 hitting the target and one touching the net for a goal. The LA Galaxy recorded 19 fouls with 2 yellow cards received in the win.


LA’s forward Javier Hernández hit the net on 17 occasions through 32 games played in leading the offense for the Galaxy.


Defender Julián Araujo helped his teammates to a goal six times while Forward Samuel Grandsir and Midfielder Ricard Puig chipped in 5 assists each for LA.


The LA Galaxy will be appointing Jonathan Bond (75-46-74 career record in the majors) to defend the net from LAFC attackers on Thursday night. He earned a clean sheet rate of 21.9% after tallying 43 shutouts with a save percentage of .685 in his 195 career starts in MLS.


Bond made 587 saves while stopping 857 shots in 17,639 minutes of goalkeeping in major league soccer.         


LAFC vs. LA Galaxy. The MLS Pick for this match is Los Angeles -135. The Los Angeles Football Club is seven games ahead of the LA Galaxy in 4th place while gaining a 17-point lead at 67-50 over LA.


Los Angeles collected 66 goals with a goal difference of 28 while LA scored 59 goals with 8 goal difference for the season. The prediction: LAFC will win 2-1.   


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LAFC vs LA Galaxy 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET


Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022




MLS Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles FC -135


MLS Totals: 3.0


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