Vancouver Whitecaps meet LA Galaxy in MLS action at BC Place Stadium on Friday evening.
The Whitecaps picked up their first point of the season at the fourth attempt last Saturday evening with a 0-0 draw at home to Seattle Sounders. That has to go down as a point won, rather than two points dropped, against a team that had won their opening three games of the season prior to that.
LA Galaxy certainly come into this encounter in better form than their opponents, having won three and lost one of their opening four games. Their last result was a 2-1 win at home to Portland Timbers on Sunday evening, with two penalties from Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensuring maximum points for Galaxy.
All three of Galaxy’s victories to date have been on home turf, with their only road trip ending in a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy Betting Lines
In terms of our MLS betting predictions, home advantage gives the Whitecaps a fighting chance in this game, but the Galaxy look the likeliest winners. The Match Result betting lines has the Whitecaps at +162 with bet365, the draw at +275 with Betway Sports and LA Galaxy at +155 with bet365. The betting line on Galaxy is attractive enough to make them the picks in this game.
Looking at the Correct Score betting options, a 2-1 win for LA Galaxy is +900 at bet365, which looks a reasonable option. The veteran Swedish legend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is clearly capable of being a match-winner against the Whitecaps and can be backed at -105 with 888sport in the Anytime Goalscorer betting market.
Betting Pick: Match Result – LA Galaxy to Win @ +155 (bet365)