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LAFC are set to take on the LA Galaxy at Banc of California Stadium this Saturday in the MLS. The hosts are in the 9th position in the league table, while the visiting team is in the 27th spot. However, the last time these two teams met, LAFC lost 2-1 on the LA Galaxy’s home turf. Here are the LAFC vs LA Galaxy predicted lineups ahead of Saturday’s El Tráfico.
LAFC vs LA Galaxy Predicted Lineups and news
LAFC heads into this match after experiencing three straight league losses. Most importantly, the last time they played the LA Galaxy, they lost 2-1 to them. Being their rivals, it is a must win game now as they look for redemption. LAFC Captain Carlos Vela also stated that it’s the most important game in this league and he definitely wants to win it.
LA Galaxy, on the other hand, are in the lower spectrum of the table so to end the season and keep the winning streak against their rival would be a good way to end this season. The season started well for them but they lost track and now they stand in 24th place in the MLS this season. They have drawn the last two games, which shows some improvement in their attitude but taking a full three points against their rivals, LAFC would give them a huge boost in confidence.
Team news: LAFC
LAFC had an amazing season so far but their last three games ended poorly as they lost all three league matches. LAFC Coach Steve Cherundolo feels that the only way out is to put their heads down and work hard, as he said in a press briefing.
— LAFC (@LAFC) September 13, 2023
Captain Carlos Vela also has similar views, as he feels that the pressure will be on them playing on their home ground and he definitely wants to win. Most importantly, this is going to be the classic rivalry between LAFC and LA Galaxy, so winning would give LAFC the much needed boost after the consecutive losses they faced.
LAFC predicted lineup (4-3-3)
John McCarthy (GK); Sergi Palencia, Jesús Murillo, Aaron Long, Diego Palacios; Timothy Tillman, Ilie Sánchez, Kellyn Acosta; Carlos Vela, Mario González, Mateusz Bogusz.
Team news: LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy had drawn the last two games, especially the last game, which was dominated by them in terms of possession and they had six shots on target but luck wasnt on their side as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. It shows how the camp is staying positive ahead of the game against their rivals.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy_Es) September 16, 2023
Riqui Puig is in form and might be a key player in the game against LAFC. He also scored in their last game against St. Louis. The camp shows a positive attitude to comeback and finish the season with good energy and confidence.
LA Galaxy predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Jonathan Bond (GK); Mauricio Cuevas, Maya Yoshida, Chris Mavinga, Julián Aude; Edwin Cerrillo, Oriol Rosell; Douglas Costa, Riqui Puig, Tyler Boyd; Dejan Joveljić.
Can Carlos Vela the LAFC captain, keep his word?
Carlos Vela wants to win the game at home against the LA Galaxy, as they lost 2-1 to them when they met last time. The Banc of California Stadium will be fully packed as the rivals collide and the pressure will definitely be on the home side, the LAFC. Thus, they need to give the fans a show to redeem themselves and that is what the home team, the LAFC, would aim for.
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