October 8, 2022 Sports Betting
On Sunday, Nashville SC will travel to Banc of California Stadium for the first time in their MLS existence to take on Los Angeles FC, a pair of Western Conference teams that are both headed for the playoffs.
The Black and Gold won the Supporters’ Shield last weekend by defeating the Portland Timbers, while the Boys in Gold lost their prior match by the same score against the Houston Dynamo.
Betting Sites Los Angeles FC vs Nashville SC
|Los Angeles FC||1.60||1.64||1.63|
Tips and Prediction
Steve Cherundolo and his team’s path to the MLS Cup will pass via Banc of California Stadium, as LA last weekend extended its unbeaten streak to three consecutive games due to a goal scored in stoppage time.
They joined the Miami Fusion and the 2019 version of LAFC as the only non-original MLS teams to win the Supporters’ Shield in their first five seasons in this league with that triumph and a loss by the Philadelphia Union.
You have to like this team’s prospects of having a long postseason run and even winning the championship now that they have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Because LA has only lost once at home in the 2022 MLS season, they have won nine straight domestic games at Banc of California Stadium.
This weekend’s victory would be their first on Decision Day since 2019 and, simultaneously, LAFC would break their previous single-season record for victories in a league season.
This club has occasionally battled to contain the speed of their opponents out wide, providing plenty of openings on the flanks, but they have been much more composed defending in their own third of the field this season, allowing the third-fewest number of goals in MLS .
Los Angeles has 22 more points this season than they did last, and if they keep a clean sheet on Sunday, they would tie a club record for the fewest goals allowed in a regular season.
The troubles Nashville has had at home this season the Boys in Gold suffered their sixth consecutive loss at GEODIS Park last Sunday have been among the season’s weirdest side stories.
This squad lost five more games at Nissan Stadium in 2021 and three more games in their first two regular seasons there than they ever have.
In four straight road games, Gary Smith’s team has earned points. If they win or draw this weekend, they will break the club record for the longest unbeaten streak away from home.
Nashville’s loss against the Dynamo marked the first time in the previous seven regular-season games that they had given up multiple goals over the course of 90 minutes.
As a result, they are currently one victory behind the Los Angeles Galaxy in the race for a home playoff game, which has dropped them to fifth place in the Western Conference.
Nashville has only once all season when down at the half, and they haven’t won a game when they’ve given up multiple goals.
Nashville has never missed the playoffs despite their unpredictability at home in 2022, making them just the sixth team in league history to do so in their first three seasons.
In spite of the fact that Los Angeles may not advance in the rankings, we anticipate the Black and Gold to start several of their top players as they will have a long vacation before the start of the MLS Cup playoffs.
Recently, Nashville has gotten tighter on the backline, but much of their offense has been centered around Mukhtar, while LA, in our opinion, has slightly greater depth.