MLS Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Dallas Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 21)
- Los Angeles Galaxy stands no chance of making the playoffs in 2023.
- FC Dallas would advance to the postseason with a win on Saturday.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Dallas is one of the most important MLS Western Conference games of the final round of the regular season because it will decide the playoff future of the team from Texas. If FC Dallas wins on Saturday, October 21, this team will get to play in the postseason.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 9:00 p.m ET
- Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles, California
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Regardless of what happens in the ultimate round of the 2023 MLS, Los Angeles Galaxy will not qualify for the postseason. When it comes to FC Dallas, there’s a lot to play for.
In the best-case scenario, this team would finish the regular season in the No. 7 position, thus skipping the Western Conference Wild Game next week. In the worst-case scenario, FC Dallas would drop out of the playoff zone.
The good news for the boys from Texas is that everything is in their hands. If they win, they will definitely advance to the postseason. If they drew their sixth MLS game in a row, their playoff destiny will depend on the result of another Western Conference game – Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United.
Each of these teams has two points fewer than Dallas, but these teams also have a much worse score differential. That said, one of them would need to beat the other by at least five goals to leapfrog FC Dallas in the Western Conference rankings.
Knowing this, it’s clear that only losing to LA Galaxy could create problems for FC Dallas. But Nico Estevez’s men won’t let it happen, we’re 100% sure of that.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Dallas Prediction
Los Angeles Galaxy players have nothing to play for on Saturday. Whether they win, lose, or play a draw with FC Dallas, it won’t matter. Whatever happens, they will stay below the playoff zone. That’s why they probably won’t be too motivated on October 21.
It’s just the opposite when it comes to the visitors from Texas. These guys are determined to grab a win, which could help them avoid the Wild Card round in the 2023 MLS Playoffs.