L.A. Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew. Prediction and tip 04/09/2016

The Match Is Over. Score: 2:1
L.A. Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew. Prediction and tip 04/09/2016

LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew SC Match Preview:

Kick-off: 03:30 GMT (UK Time), 04 September, 2016.
Match status: USA: Major Legue Soccer - Round 28.
Venue: "StubHub Center" in Carson, California, USA.
Referee: Kevin Stott from Ontario, California.

LA Galaxy: Team News

Having finished last season on the 5 line in the Western Conference and the 9th place overall in the US Major League Soccer, Los Angeles failed to achieve positive progress taking place in mid-table in total. In extreme rounds Los Angeles lost the form which, of course, was reflected in the recent results of the team. So in last matches Los Angeles tied with New York 2:2, Colorado 1:1, Chicago 2:2, and Vancouver 0:0, and in this interval lost to New York City 1:0. Thus, after 26 rounds played there are 40 points in Galaxy's asset with 40:26 goal difference, allowing them to take 4th place in the standings.

Columbus Crew SC: Team News

In turn, the football club Columbus ended last season at the 2nd line, took 4th place in the overall standings of the USA League. In the current championship Gregg Berhaltera's wards perform much worse and likely will not be able to get into the play-off zone. In extreme rounds «The Crew» were defeated by Toronto by 3:0 and Philadelphia by 1:2, as well tied with the New York City 3:3 and beat the New England by 0:2 and San Jose by 2:0. These results brought the team 26 points with its goal difference equals 34:40 that allowed to take the 9th place in the Eastern Conference.

Possible starting lineups of the teams:

LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe - Ashley Cole, Daniel Steres, A.J. DeLaGarza, Jelle Van Damme - Jeff Larentowicz, Steven Gerrard - Emmanuel Boateng, Gyasi Zardes, Giovani dos Santos - Robbie Keane (c) (4-2-3-1 formation)

Columbus Crew SC: Steve Clark - Gaston Sauro, Waylon Francis, Michael Parkhurst (c), Harrison Afful - Mohammed Saeid, Wil Trapp - Federico Higuain, Justin Meram, Ethan Finlay - Hector Jimenez (4-2-3-1 formation)

Missing players of LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew SC:

LA Galaxy: Jelle Van Damme, Steven Gerrard (There is some chance of playing), Gyasi Zardes.

Columbus Crew SC: Gaston Sauro, Wil Trapp, Conor Casey.

LA Galaxy - Columbus Crew SC Head-to-Head Stats:

14.06.15 Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy 1:1
17.08.14 Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy 4:1
05.07.13 Los Angeles Galaxy - Columbus Crew 2:1
16.08.12 Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy 1:1
25.09.11 Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy 0:1

Interesting facts and streaks:

  • L.A. Galaxy have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches (Major League Soccer).
  • L.A. Galaxy have been drawing at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 8 home matches (Major League Soccer).
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of L.A. Galaxy's last 8 home games (Major League Soccer).
  • L.A. Galaxy have won their last 3 home matches against Columbus in all competitions.
  • L.A. Galaxy has not lost 2nd period in 12 last games
  • L.A. Galaxy has not conceded in 1st period in 9 last home games
  • Columbus Crew has not tied 9 periods on end in away games.

LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew SC: Match Preview

In the mutual games between these teams in five past games there were draws twice, two times the winner status was earned by the squad of Los Angeles, coming along with just one win of Columbus. Despite the fact that the current form of Los Angeles leaves much to be desired, Columbus, in its turn, coming to California on the back of one away victory from the last 15 games played beyond its home ground.

Our free Match Preview and pick for LA Galaxy - Columbus Crew SC fixture:

Our Betting Tip:
L.A. Galaxy to win @ 1.73

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