Last Updated on Setembro 18, 2023 6:38 pm by Erwin Noguera
Things are about to get hot in the MLS Regular season, as we get a clash between the top teams in the Western Conference, and the fans are all eager to see what goes down in the field this Wednesday,
St. Louis City will be the host for this clash at CITY PARK, where LAFC comes as a visitor to see who comes out as the best on the field, as they also try to diminish the gap.
St. Louis City is the top dog in the Western Conference, branding 15 wins, 4 draws, and 10 losses in their current season, but showcasing the highest goal differential, having scored 56 and conceding 38.
LAFC is currently the 2nd placed team in the scoreboards, with 12 victories, 7 draws, and 9 losses, and they are trying to get closer to the top.
Wednesday, September 20th at 8:30 pm ET at CITYPARK
Probabilidades de Moneyline:
St. Louis City +152
Onde posso assistir?
Por que apostar na cidade de St.
St Louis City are now three matches without a win thanks to a 1-1 draw at Shell Energy Stadium against Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening, and it could have been a whole lot worse for the Western Conference leaders in Texas.
After a lackluster first-half showing from the visitors, Corey Baird’s seventh MLS goal of the term had Ben Olsen’s men ahead, but an 87th-minute equalizer from Brazilian Joao Klauss forced a share of the spoils.
Since exiting the Leagues Cup at the group stage courtesy of away defeats to Columbus Crew and Mexican outfit America, Bradley Carnell’s side have struggled to extend their lead in the West, winning just two of their six MLS contests since the league’s return on August 21.
Por que apostar no LAFC?
Los Angeles FC halted a run of three successive defeats in the best possible fashion on Saturday evening, earning a thrilling 4-2 victory over fierce rivals LA Galaxy at BMO Stadium.
Despite Greg Vanney’s Galaxy struggling at the foot of the Western Conference and having only a slight chance of reaching the post-season playoffs, LAFC faced a difficult challenge against their neighbors but ultimately came out on top, with Gabon international Denis Bouanga bagging a brilliant brace.
Now on the hunt for back-to-back wins in MLS since successes over Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders in late June, Steve Cherundolo’s men must overcome a St. Louis City side who have been the standout performers in the West to date.
Like the majority of sides across the division, LAFC is a less threatening force on the road compared to in front of their home faithful, with only 13 of their 43 MLS points coming away from BMO Stadium in the 2023 season.
Final Betting Analysis: St. Louis City vs. LAFC
St Louis City is expected to be without the services of Swede Rasmus Alm until the middle of October due to a groin injury, with the 28-year-old playing a key role for the hosts on the right flank so far this term. Better news arrives in the form of striker Samuel Adeniran, who is available for selection again after serving his one-match suspension for collecting a red card in the draw at LA Galaxy on September 11.
Los Angeles has no fresh injury concerns following on hotly-contested El Trafico on the weekend, so former Juventus man Giorgio Chiellini should partner American Aaron Long in the visitors’ backline.
St Louis have essentially secured their playoff berth which may explain a drop in form lately, but we believe they will be a stern test for the visiting LAFC on Wednesday night.
It is often difficult to replicate the energy levels after such an emotionally draining victory against your rivals, although we feel that Cherundolo’s men will be good enough for a point in this one.
Go for the Moneyline draw at +285. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $285 for a total payout of $385.
St. Louis City vs. LAFC Betting Pick: Draw