August 6, 2022 Sports Betting
On Saturday, Real Salt Lake will play Los Angeles FC in the MLS Western Conference.After a strong start to the season, the visitors are in first place, with Salt Lake three points ahead of them within the playoff spots.
Betting Sites Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
|Real Salt Lake||2.70||2.60||2.70|
|Los Angeles FC||2.50||2.42||2.45|
Tips and Prediction
Claret and Cobalt supporters will be hoping their team makes it to the play-offs for the fourth time in five seasons after last season’s MLS play-offs saw them advance to the Conference Finals where they were defeated 2-0 by Portland Timbers.
Pablo Mastroeni, the club’s head coach who has been in charge for over a year and has a 41 percent victory rate from 41 games so far, has mostly had a good impact after being promoted from assistant coach.
The 65-year-old USA international has faced some pressure, though, as only one victory in seven games enters Saturday’s difficult match against table-toppers Los Angeles. This is especially true given that other teams are closing the gap on them inside the play-off positions.
Mastroeni’s team may not be in the play-off spots by the end of the weekend if outcomes go against them and Los Angeles wins as predicted.
Last season, their opponents beat Los Angeles to a play-off spot, but this time around, they are practically guaranteed to make it.
The team led by Steve Cherundolo has won four straight games heading into this weekend’s trip to Salt Lake City and has only lost four of their 22 league games so far this season. Given that the club has spent big on players like Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini, there is significant expectation on the 87-cap USA international to win the team its first MLS Cup since its formation in 2014.
The 43-year-old can only hope that his team has not already reached its peak, but with Bale still having more to offer as his match fitness improves, it seems like an improbable scenario.
We anticipate the visitors to keep winning, with Bale possibly having a significant impact after coming off the bench.
Because of their recent poor performance, Real Salt Lake may find it difficult to handle the strain of perhaps missing out on a playoff position.