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LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC prediction, odds, line: Soccer expert reveals 2022 MLS picks, bets for April 9

The rivalry known as El Trafico resumes Saturday as the LA Galaxy host the Los Angeles FC in a Major League Soccer matchup. The Galaxy (3-0-2) lead the all-time series 5-5-3 and had the upper hand against their crosstown rival last season, recording a victory and two draws. They are coming off a 3-1 victory against Portland last weekend, while the LAFC (4-1-0) defeated Orlando City SC 4-2 to remain one of three unbeaten teams in the league.

Kickoff at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Both sides are listed at +160 (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line in the latest LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC odds from Caesars Sportsbook. A draw is listed at +260 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy picks, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.

Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. Sutton also has been on a roll with his best bets, going 11-3 in his last 14 soccer picks, returning over $600 for $100 bettors during that span.

Now, Sutton has broken down the LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC matchup from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy:

  • LA Galaxy vs. LAFC spread: Galaxy -0.5 (+155)
  • LA Galaxy vs. LAFC over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • LA Galaxy vs. LAFC money line: Galaxy +160, LAFC +160, Draw +260 
  • LA: Chicharito has scored 23 goals in 38 career matches with the Galaxy 
  • LAFC: The LAFC lead the league with a plus-9 goal differential

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Why you should back LA Galaxy

Chicharito is the offensive leader for the Galaxy as he has scored four of the team’s seven goals this season. The 33-year-old Mexican striker pulled even for second in the league by tallying twice in last week’s win against the Timbers. Chicharito recorded 17 goals in 21 matches last year, finishing two behind Valentin Castellanos and Ola Kamara for the MLS lead.

Chicharito netted one of his tallies in 2021 against the Los Angeles FC while forward Dejan Joveljic scored the only two goals of his first season with the Galaxy in their 3-3 draw with the LAFC on Aug. 28. The team has a pair of solid playmakers in forward Raheem Edwards and midfielder Rayan Raveloson. The 26-year-old Edwards, who notched two assists with the LAFC last season, leads the MLS with four this year while Raveloson has recorded a pair after amassing five goals and one assist in 2021 — his first campaign in the league.

Why you should back Los Angeles FC

The club is tied for the MLS lead with 13 goals this season, with eight different players netting tallies. Carlos Vela is first on the team and tied for second in league with four, including a hat trick against Colorado in the season opener. The 33-year-old Mexican winger, who has recorded 61 tallies in 91 career games with the LAFC, is one shy of matching his total in 20 contests last year.

Defender Ryan Hollingshead has scored twice in his first season with the LAFC after spending eight with FC Dallas. Forward Kwadwo Opoku, who failed to tally in seven matches over the previous two seasons, has notched his first two MLS goals in 2022. Forward Cristian Arango is ready to erupt as he has yet to score this season after leading the team with 14 tallies in 17 games last year.

How to make LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC picks

Sutton has analyzed the LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC match from all sides, and he is going over on the goal total. He also provides another confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert MLS picks at SportsLine.

So who wins LAFC vs. LA Galaxy in Saturday’s MLS matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the LA Galaxy vs. LAFC match, all from the soccer expert on an 11-3 run on his last 14 soccer picks, and find out.

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