LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City – MLS, July 4, 2021
There are plenty of exciting MLS games for us to enjoy – and bet on – this weekend, but Sporting Kansas City’s clash with LA Galaxy is arguably the tie of the round.
The two sides meet in Carson this Sunday, July 4, with second-place Sporting KC sitting two points ahead of third-place Galaxy in the Western Conference.
Both teams have picked up seven wins this year, although Greg Vanney’s men have two games in hand over the Wizards. Oh, and both sides have conceded 15 goals, too.
Before we get to my LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC prediction and betting pick, let’s check out the odds for Sunday’s showdown.
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City Odds
As you can see, the online betting sites can’t seem to separate these two sides. Yes, SKC is the slight favorite. But there is very little between the teams in the eyes of the bookies.
Considering the Wizards are the top scorers in the West, the goal-based markets are definitely worth considering here. If recent games are anything to go by, we should see plenty of goals on Sunday.
LA Galaxy Team News and Analysis
Interestingly, the Galaxy remains the only Major League Soccer team that has yet to draw a single match in 2021. Thankfully for Vanney’s men, they have managed to record more wins than losses this year.
Boasting a record of 7-0-3, the Californians find themselves third in the West – two points shy of Sporting KC and four points behind first-place Seattle.
The Galaxy has notched back-to-back wins on three occasions this season but hasn’t managed to secure three straight victories so far. That said, it could be difficult for Vanney’s men to build on recent wins over Vancouver and San Jose against in-form SKC.
If the Galaxy wants to claim all three points on Sunday, Chicharito will need to come to the party.
- LA Galaxy’s Key Player – Chicharito: The red-hot forward has bagged ten goals and two assists in ten appearances this year, including three goals in his last two outings.
Sporting KC Team News and Analysis
Following a run of three straight wins, it looked as though Sporting KC had hit something of a rough patch last month. After drawing with Austin, the Wizards were beaten by Portland.
But since then, Peter Vermes’ men have rediscovered their impressive early-season form – seeing off Colorado and LAFC in their previous two matches.
Granted, SKC has played more games than most teams in the West. But having only registered three losses in 12 outings this year, the Wizards already appear to have cemented a top-seven spot.
Although Vermes’ side has worked as a team this season, one man has clearly stood out from the crowd.
- Sporting KC’s Key Player – Daniel Salloi: There is no stopping Salloi at the moment. Indeed, the Hungarian has racked up six goals and three assists in his last seven appearances.
Score Prediction for LA Galaxy vs. SKC
In all honesty, this game could swing either way. Both teams have made a strong start to the season, so I expect Sunday’s clash to be a close encounter.
Looking at the recent results of both sides, there are bound to be goals in Carson. For that reason, my score prediction for LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC is 2-2.
My Best Bets for LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC
- Pick: The Draw – 3.75
In my opinion, the tasty price for the draw bet offers excellent value here. We all know that Vanney’s men have yet to register a draw this term, but I can see them bucking that trend this weekend.
- Bonus Pick: Over 3.5 Goals – 2.30
Remarkably, nine of SKC’s 12 matches have dished up at least three goals this year, while four have produced over 3.5. On the flip side, eight of the Galaxy’s ten games have seen three or more goals.
Need I say more?