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MLS Preview: FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jul 1)

By · Updated 11 months ago
  • FC Dallas is one of the biggest giant slayers in the 2023 MLS.
  • Los Angeles FC to miss a couple of first-team players on July 1.

Betting odds have moved in favor of FC Dallas ahead of the July 1 duel with the reigning MLS champion, Los Angeles FC. The hosts still remain the underdogs, but not as huge as they used to be only a few days ago. To learn what’s behind the odds movement, keep reading our Dallas vs. LAFC prediction piece.


How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Toyota Stadium, Dallas, Texas
  • Channel: Apple TV

Odds

Game ResultOdds
FC Dallas
Draw
Los Angeles FC

Game Preview

FC Dallas is 7-5-7 this season, with a 1-0-4 record in the last five MLS games. Three of those losses happened to teams with fewer points than them. The only win in those five rounds, however, happened against the team that’s topping the Western Conference table – St. Louis City. FC Dallas won that fight 2-0, with both goals scored very late in the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykVnNqGxNLs&ab_channel=MajorLeagueSoccer

What’s interesting is that St. Louis isn’t the only giant FC Dallas has slain so far in 2023. This team has also defeated Austin FC, Real Salt Lake, and LA Galaxy. Further, FC Dallas drew with MLS heavyweights like the San Jose Earthquakes, Portland Timbers, and Houston Dynamo.

Another reason why the Texans look capable of beating LAFC is that the reigning champs are not playing great soccer lately – they’re 2-0-3 in their last five MLS games.

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Another major problem for the visitors from California is that several of their first-team players will miss Saturday’s game. Defender Aaron Long is with the USMNT at the 2023 Gold Cup, while Kellyn Acosta, Sergi Palencia, and Jesus Murillo are all injured.


FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles FC Prediction

The last time these two met in Dallas, the hosts won 2-1. We think something similar might happen on  July 1. Both teams are almost guaranteed to score, with FC Dallas (probably) being the one to score more.

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Annie Adkins
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