Los Angeles FC vs. New York City FC Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/29/21
The New York City FC will be trying to pick up their second road win of the season when they face LAFC on Saturday night. New York is coming off a 2loss to Columbus. LAFC is coming off a 2-1 win over Colorado.-1
New York FC and LAFC played to a draw in their two previous meetings.
New York FC Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
New York FC had their four-game unbeaten run snapped by Columbus in their last game after giving up two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over LAFC, which will give them their second road win of the year.
New York City has played well offensively, scoring 11 goals in six games. But they have managed only three goals in their last three games. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored the lone goal for New York, his first of the season.
New York City has also done well defensively, giving up six goals in six games. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to bounce back with a better performance if they want to win this game.
LAFC Going For Second Consecutive Win
LAFC managed to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over Colorado in their last game. They will be hoping their solid play carries over into this game as they try to pick up their second win in a row and third home win of the year.
LAFC hasn’t played well offensively, scoring seven goals in six games. They scored two goals in their last game, making it the second time they scored more than one goal in a game this season.
Diego Rossi has been the bright spot for LAFC offensively, scoring three goals in four games. He scored both goals for LAFC in their last game. Carlos Vela, who missed three games with an injury, still hasn’t found the back of the net.
LAFC has played better defensively, giving up seven goals in six games. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Side: LAFC -130
LAFC has struggled on the road, but they have played well at home, winning two of their three home games. New York has an explosive offense, but they haven’t been as good on the road, scoring four goals in three games. LAFC has dominated opponents at home, giving up two goals in three games and won’t give up easy goals in this game. Offensively, LAFC got off to a slow start, but they have picked up the pace in recent games. Rossi seems to be back in form offensively, with three goals in his last three games and will lead the team to the win.
Total: Under 3
LAFC is averaging 1.16 goals per game and they play better at home, averaging 1.66 goals per game. They averaged two goals per game in two previous games against New York City. With New York giving up one goal per game on the road, LAFC will be held under their average in this game. New York City is averaging 1.83 goals per game, but their average drops to 1.33 goals per game on the road. They averaged two goals per game in their previous two games against LAFC. With LAFC giving up 0.66 goals per game at home, New York won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.