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The CITYPARK in Missouri will be the location for the league match between St Louise City and LAFC. Both teams are battling out at the top end of the Western Conference table. It promises to be an interesting encounter given that LAFC were able to enjoy a relatively comfortable 3-0 success in the reverse fixture back in July.
St Louis City vs Los Angeles FC Predicted Lineups and News
St Louis City are top of the standings in the Western Conference after having managed 49 points from the 29 matches. The team has picked up the most number of victories in the Western Conference of the season. LAFC, meanwhile, are not far behind with six points separating them from the table leaders. LAFC have managed 12 victories – the second-highest tally in the Western Conference so far this season.
Team News: St Louis City
St Louis City head into the fixture with only one major injury problem for manager Bradley Carnell. The 46-year-old might be without Rasmus Alm for the upcoming game.
St Louis City have been able to dominate the league for a decent amount of the campaign, but their recent results have not been up to the mark. St Louis City have only picked up one victory in the last five matches. A big consolation for Bradley Carnell’s team will be the home form with the team registering four consecutive wins on home soil.
St Louis City Predicted Lineup
Roman Buerki, Jakob Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Joakim Nilsson, Anthony Markanich, Eduard Loewen, Njabulo Blom, Celio Pompeu, Aziel Jackson, Jared Stroud, Joao Klauss
Team News: Los Angeles FC
LAFC come into the game with Diego Palacios missing due to suspension. Diego Palacios has accumulated yellow cards beyond the threshold and he picks up a suspension. The only other unavailability in the squad is due to an injury, as Diego Rosales remains on the treatment table.
After a string of preconceived losses in the league, LAFC were believed to come back to winning ways with the success of LA Galaxy. The goals from top scorer Denis Bouanga were crucial in this result. A big worry for LAFC would be their away form with just one victory in the last eight matches on the road.
Los Angeles FC Predicted Lineup
Maxime Crepeau, Ryan Hollingshead, Aaron Long, Giorgio Chiellini, Diego Palacios, Kellyn Acosta, Ilie Sanchez, Mateusz Bogusz, Cristian Olivera, Carlos Vela, Denis Bouanga
Will Denis Bouanga Play Today?
There will be plenty of expectation surrounding the participation of Denis Bouanga in the St Louis City vs Los Angeles FC potential lineups. The 28-year-old happens to be the top scorer in the Major League Soccer so far this season after having had 14 goals from 25 appearances. The Gabon forward has also been able to get five assists along the way. After a splendid brace against LA Galaxy in the last match, LAFC will feel a lot of strength with Bouanga in the St Louis City vs Los Angeles FC lineups.
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