MLS Betting Preview
Chivas USA at Los Angeles Galaxy
Thursday, 11:00 pm Eastern – ESPN 2The top two teams in the Western Conference meet on Thursday in Los Angeles as the Galaxy host Chivas USA. Chivas is unbeaten in their last three games overall while the Galaxy is winless in their last three.
Los Angeles is a -155 favorite with a total of 3 at SBG Global.
Three-way line – Los Angeles -115, Chivas +215, Draw +225
The Los Angeles Galaxy are coming off a 2-1 loss in their last game to the New England Revolution. Landon Donovan was not able to start due to illness but he did enter in the second half and the Galaxy played better but it was not enough. "It is always good to have your best players out there. Obviously Landon is one of the best players we have got so it is good to have him out there. He has been ill for two or three days and he has not even trained so it was impossible for him to start from the word go," Galaxy star David Beckham said. "When he did come on it changed the game and it set their players back because they know his pace and they know what he can do. It put us on the front foot and gave us for opportunities to create chances." The problem for the Galaxy recently has been their defense. Los Angeles has given up nine goals in their last three games.
Chivas is coming off a 1-0 against San Jose last Saturday. They scored a dramatic win as Ante Razov put a shot home in the 88th minute. The win vaulted Chivas into a first place tie in the Western Conference. "That's how our league is. You are always in it. Parity is what they want and certainly I think they've got it," Razov said. "It's not the greatest record. We know we're a long way from where we possibly could be once we get all our guys back we'll just keep plugging away." The goal by Razov was his 112th in league play which puts him sixth on the league’s all-time list.
Here are the Soccer Betting stats for Thursday’s game. The teams have met 13 times in their history with the Galaxy notching 8 wins. Chivas has won three matches and the teams have tied twice. In “home” matches the Galaxy has won five of the seven meetings. This is the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Galaxy won the first match 5-2 as Landon Donovan scored a hat trick.
Last season Chivas won the season series for the first time. Chivas won two matches, Los Angeles won once and one match ended in a draw.