Charlotte FC (6-8-9) vs. LAFC (11-7-6)
Charlotte FC vs. LAFC 8/26/2023 – This year, Charlotte FC accumulated 74 SVs and an SV percentage of 68.8. With 30 goals scored and 40 surrendered, this squad presently has a -10 goal differential. The team boasts a 1.13 points-per-game average (26 points) and ranks 10th in the league with 23 assists. The Crown is ranked 27th in terms of expected goals, with 22.7; however, its expected goals against are 34.7. This season, Charlotte received 66 yellow cards.
LAFC is currently ranked ninth in the league with 37 points and has a save percentage of 74.1 (85 shots on target against). The LA Football Club accumulated an average of 19 assists, 1 red card, and 1.61 points per game. Los Angeles FC scored 34 goals overall; their projected goal total for the year is 35.6. LAFC has a season shutout percentage of 34.8% and 44 yellow card warnings. With 60 saves and 1.09 goals against per 90 minutes, this team also managed 8 shutouts. According to the latest soccer picks, LAFC’s performance has been noteworthy this season.
Charlotte FC vs. LAFC Game Info
|When:||Saturday, August 26, 2023 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Bank of America Stadium, NC|
|TV:||MLS Season Pass|
Charlotte GK Kristijan Kahlina and LAFC GK John McCarthy
Kristijan Kahlina will be the Charlotte defender in front of the net. Kahlina played 13,410 minutes and has 133 saves to his credit so far. His goals-against average over a period of 90 minutes is 0.78 (116 goals conceded), and his save percentage is .665. In 149 starts, the Croatian goalkeeper faced 200 shots. Kahlina has a career record of 68-32-49 and a clean sheet percentage of 27.5% with 41 shutouts.
For Los Angeles, John McCarthy will be in charge of the goal. He has a record of 42-21-52 with a goals-against average of 1.57 per 90 minutes. In 10,360 minutes of play, McCarthy faced 538 shots and earned 24 shutouts. McCarthy made 357 saves in 115 starts over his professional soccer career while surrendering 181 goals. His clean sheet rate is 20.9%, and he earned a save percentage of .664.
Odds/Point Spread: LAFC +130; Total Odds: O/U 2.5
Carlos Vela, a player for Los Angeles, causes issues for rival coaches. The Mexican forward played 31,942 minutes and has 159 goals to his credit. He had a starting role in 357 games thus far in his career, averaging 0.45 G/90 presently. He received 52 total yellow card warnings throughout soccer and contributed 81 times to a teammate’s goal.
Charlotte FC Betting Trends
Charlotte FC is 0-2 in their last 5 matches. Charlotte FC is 3-2 in their last 5 matches against the spread. Charlotte FC is 6-6 in their road matches against the spread. The totals went OVER in 2 of Charlotte FC’ last 5 matches.
LAFC Betting Trends
Los Angeles FC is 1-2 in their last 5 matches. Los Angeles FC is 1-4 in their last 5 matches against the spread. Los Angeles FC is 5-6 in their road matches against the spread. The totals went OVER in 2 of LAFC’ last 5 matches.
Charlotte FC vs. LAFC Betting Trends
The totals went OVER in 7 of Charlotte FC’ 11 last matches at home. The totals went OVER in 6 of LAFC’ 13 last matches at home. The greatest loss in club history for Charlotte FC came in August 2022 when Los Angeles FC defeated them 5-0. It was one of four victories in which LAFC outscored its opponents by five goals or more. Because Carlos Vela has returned from injury and will be supplying crosses to Denis Bouagna and taking numerous shots himself, expect this pattern to continue.
Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles FC will win 3-1