On Thursday, the United States celebrates Independence Day again. For the 243rd time since the official founding of the United States, Americans are celebrating their most important national holiday, Independence Day, on July 4th. Similar to Thanksgiving or Christmas, where the NFL or the NBA are always the center of attention, Independence Day offers the perfect setting for sporting events.
There are three exciting matches in Major League Soccer during the night from Thursday to Friday (Central European Time). We want to pay the most attention to the match of title contender LA Galaxy against Toronto. Judging by the odds, the chances for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his Galaxy are good, to forget the setback of the past matchday.
Football Betting Tips LA Galaxy vs Toronto
The second-placed of the Western Conference was surprised at the weekend with 0-3 against the San Jose Earthquakes under the wheels and thus conceded the second defeat of the recent three games. Toronto, meanwhile, has improved a lot and lost just one match in the last five matches (one win, three draws). Nonetheless, the defensive continues to cause major problems for Canadians. In addition, the 2017 MLS champion has been waiting for a threesome in foreign countries since the beginning of May. Not least because of that, we tend to predict home victory between LA Galaxy and Toronto.
LA Galaxy – Statistics & Current Form
Undoubtedly, Los Angeles Galaxy is one of the most dazzling names in Major League Soccer. This is, of course, partly due to the fact that the franchise, founded in 1995, was once a founding member of the highest American football league and over the years well-known actors such as David Beckham, Andreas Herzog and Landon Donovan were under contract in Hollywood. On the other hand, the fact that the Californians were able to get five MLS titles to Los Angeles in this millennium alone. After the Galaxy reached in the past four years, however, the maximum in the Conference semi-finals (2016) and even missed the playoffs twice (2017, 2018), the protected of the Argentine coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto have made some plans for the current season. So far, it is also running much better than in the recent two seasons.
With 31 points from 18 games, LA Galaxy is currently in second place in the Western Conference. Thanks to ten wins, one draw and seven defeats, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co. were able to score an eight-point cushion on the first non-playoff rank. Nonetheless, it is the lack of consistency or the acute power fluctuations that are currently causing headaches to blue-white-white supporters. A 4-0 defeat at the Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup followed just two days later with a 2-0 win at Cincinnati, followed by an embarrassing 3-0 draw at the San Jose Earthquakes, who have only taken six wins to date Credit page. Overall, there were six defeats in the past nine MLS duels, so that a question mark behind the current constitution must be set.
However, hope for the match in the night from Thursday to Friday makes the home record, but recently also got a small dent. After six home wins in a row to kick off the Galaxy conceded in the recent three encounters in front of their own fans equal to three bankruptcies. In connection with the mentioned 0: 3 defeat of the weekend, the motivation of the Californians will be so huge, the form weakness to shelve and retract an important threesome. In particular, against the weakening defense of the Canadian counterpart, “Ibra Kadabra”, who scored eleven of 24 LA appearances, and his colleagues should be able to score goals. The injured Romain Alessandrini as well as Giancarlo Gonzalez and Jonathan dos Santos, who are staying with their national teams, will not be available. Nevertheless, the staff situation at the Second of the Western Conference is much more relaxed than the Toronto FC.
Expected lineup of LA Galaxy:
↪ Bingham – Romney, Steres, Polenta, Araujo – Kitchen, Corona – Boateng, Alvarez, Lletget – Ibrahimovic
↪ Coach: Barros Schelotto
Last Games of LA Galaxy:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – San Jose Earthquakes Vs. LA Galaxy 3: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Cincinnati Vs. LA Galaxy 0: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 20.06.2019 – Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy 4: 0 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – LA Galaxy vs. Orange County FC 3: 0 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 03.06.2019 – LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution 1: 2 (Major League Soccer)
Toronto – Statistics & Current Form
The Toronto Football Club had already accomplished what the Toronto Raptors did a few weeks ago in 2017. The Raptors were the first Canadian team to grab the NBA championship and write history. The same premiere was achieved in 2006 by the football franchise from Toronto two years earlier. All the more surprising was the fact that the defending champion missed the playoffs as ninth in the East last year and thus had no chance to repeat the triumph in the post-season. In the current season, however, the team of longtime coach Greg Vanney (since 2014) is aiming for a place in the knockout round. Until then, however, there still seems to be a long way to go, because so far the red-blacks did not necessarily fulfill their role as a secret favorite for the championship.
With a total of eight points less than LA Galaxy Toronto currently has to make do with the last playoff rank (7). However, with Orlando City, the New England Revolution or Bastian Chicago Fire, various teams are lurking for further lapses from the 2017 champion. These have not been as regular in recent times as at the beginning of the season. From the last five games, the Canadians only conceded a defeat. In the same period but only jumped out a threesome (three draws). Especially in foreign countries, the Vanney Elf has had great difficulties in recent weeks to bring the performance on the course. The last away win in Major League Soccer, for example, dates from 4 May and is thus two months behind. Since then, there were two draws and three defeats, in which the TFC had to take on average always conceded two goals. The disappointing results in the distance are certainly one of the reasons in the night from Thursday to Friday between LA Galaxy and Toronto to give his tip for the home win.
An additional argument provides vulnerability on the defensive. With 31 goals in front, the franchise from Canada is one of the worst defensive lines of Major League Soccer. In 18 games completed, the 33-year-old goalkeeper Quentin Westberg was only three times in the fortunate position to have the “zero” behind. In five of the most recent seven matches, the replacement captain even had at least twice behind him. To make matters worse, that will fail in the coming clash various achievers. Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Omar Gonzalez, Ashtone Morgan and Jonathan Osorio are all on duty for their national teams, leaving behind a huge quality gap. Drew Moor also has to pass due to injury. An LA Galaxy vs. Toronto prediction in favor of the hosts is definitely helping this tense staffing situation.
Expected lineup of Toronto:
↪ Westberg – Morrow, Ciman, Fraser, Laryea – Delgado – Shaffelburg, DeLeon, Chapman, Endoh – Pozuelo
↪ Coach: Vanney
Last matches of Toronto:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – DC United vs. Toronto 1: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 06/27/2019 – Toronto vs. Atlanta 3: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Dallas Vs. Toronto 3: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Toronto vs. Kansas City 2: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 01.06.2019 – Vancouver Whitecaps Vs. Toronto 1: 1 (Major League Soccer)
LA Galaxy vs Toronto Direct Comparison
The head-to-head record between the LA Galaxy and Toronto is perfectly balanced. A draw on a draw would have been right in eight out of 20 matches. In addition, both teams each celebrated six wins. In the recent past, however, the pointer struck more in favor of the Canadians, who were able to make their direct duels against Galaxy victorious in both 2017 and 2018. At goals was not bothered in these two games, which impressively underpin the results of 5: 3 and 4: 0.
LA Galaxy vs Toronto Football Betting Tips Explained
The American football fans can look forward to a noteworthy top game on Independence Day. The five-time US champion receives the first Canadian title holder in MLS history. The LA Galaxy meet Toronto. According to the odds, the Californians are the favorites in the direct duel, although before the betting various factors should be named more accurately. Although Ibrahimovic and Co. lost six of the league’s most recent nine matches, they are rightly given better odds in our eyes.
Key Facts – LA Galaxy vs Toronto tips
⭐️ LA Galaxy ranks second in the Western Conference
⭐️ Toronto has not won away since May 4 (two draws, three defeats)
⭐️ Among the guests missing among others with Bradley and Altidore two absolute leaders
This is partly due to the fact that Toronto’s last away win was two months ago and the 2017 title holder also made one of the weakest defensive goals in Major League Soccer with 31 goals. Added to this is the tense staffing situation among the less well-placed guests, who have to do without service providers like Bradley, Gonzalez or Altidore. The Blue-Gold-White want after three home defeats in a row finally back in front of home crowd in the victory track return and will do everything to defend the second place in the Western Conference. All in all, between the LA Galaxy and Toronto, we decide on the lucrative betting odds on a home win for the Hollywood franchise. As a bet we choose seven out of a possible ten units.
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