MLS Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 1)
- Los Angeles FC has had a rough couple of weeks due to a very ugly schedule.
- At home, LAFC has all wins against Real Salt Lake in the MLS since 2018.
Los Angeles FC vs. Real Salt Lake is a duel between two high-flying Western Conference teams. LAFC is the reigning champ of the MLS, which is currently second in the standings with 45 points. Real Salt Lake is just a few spots below with only two points fewer.
What this means is that if the team from Utah wins on Sunday, they’re going to leapfrog the winners of last year’s MLS Cup. However, beating LAFC in California isn’t going to be easy for this team. In fact, they haven’t done that since 2018, losing each of their subsequent games played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 8:00 p.m ET
- Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Los Angeles FC has had a tough couple of weeks, which explains why this team’s recent record isn’t great. Steve Cherundolo’s men are 2-2-4 since the end of the Leagues Cup, in which their journey ended after three games.
In their most recent game, the boys from LA lost to UANL Tigres after penalties in the Campeones Cup. Before that, they played 0-0 two times in a row in the MLS – against St. Louis City and Philadelphia Union.
The last time they won a game was against their city rival LA Galaxy in El Trafico, in which the final score was 4-2. Now, they want to do something similar against Real Salt Lake, a team that just isn’t as good as LAFC’s last couple of opponents.
Los Angeles FC vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction
LAFC has better players than Real Salt Lake, but the thing that’s really giving these guys an edge is that Sunday’s game is played in Los Angeles. At home, they’re always great, especially against this opponent.