Los Angeles FC will be looking to record the fifth win in a row this weekend when they will take on Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in the 24th round of the Major League Soccer. Match day schedules for August 7 at 05:00 EAT.
The hosts Salt Lake are three points clear inside the play-offs (5th) in the Western Conference standings with 34 points. Coach Pablo Mastroeni, who is coming up to a year in charge of the club, has largely had a positive impact since being promoted from assistant coach, boasting a 41% win rate from 41 matches in charge so far.
Real Salt Lake shared spoils 2-2 MLS draw with San Jose Earthquakes in their most recent encounter. In that game, Real Salt Lake had 38% possession, 12 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Jasper Löffelsend (21′) and Jefferson Savarino (95′). San Jose Earthquakes got 14 shots with four of them on target and goals by Cristian Espinoza (12′) and Jeremy Ebobisse (62′).
Los Angeles FC will want to continue their superb form this season by stretching between them and the second placed Austin FC in the Western Conference. The club has lost just four of their 22 league matches so far this season, having put together a four-match winning streak ahead of the weekend’s trip to Salt Lake City.
Los Angeles FC will be looking for another win following 2-1 MLS victory over Seattle Sounders FC in their most recent match. In that game, Los Angeles FC had 48% possession, 19 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Jesús Murillo (14′ OG), Kwadwo Opoku (35′) and Carlos Vela (43′). Seattle Sounders FC got 11 shots with none of them on target.
Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles FC head to head
Los Angeles FC boasts dominance having won nine times from the 11 head to head meeting between these two sides since 2018 while Salt Lake won the other two matches.
- Los Angeles 3-2 Salt Lake 13/09/21
- Los Angeles 2-1 Salt Lake 18/07/21
- Salt Lake 0-1 Los Angeles 04/07/21
- Salt Lake 1-3 Los Angeles 05/10/20
- Salt Lake 3-0 Los Angeles 10/09/20
- San Jose 2-2 Salt Lake
- Salt Lake 0-1 Dallas
- Salt Lake 3-0 Kansas City
- Atlanta 2-1 Salt Lake
- Salt Lake 2-2 Colorado
- Los Angeles 5-6 America
- Los Angeles 2-1 Seattle
- Kansas City 0-2 Los Angeles
- Nashville 1-2 Los Angeles
- Los Angeles 3-2 LA Galaxy
Real Salt Lake team news
Manager Pablo Mastroeni will be without the services of Damir Kreilach, Bobby Wood and Zack Farnsworth who are recovering from injury.
Los Angeles FC team news
Erik Duenas is the only injury concern is the only injury concern for Steve Cherundolo ahead of this game.
Prediction and odds
Los Angeles FC won five and lost one of their last six matches while Real Salt Lake lost three, drew two and won only one of their last five matches.
- Los Angeles FC Win
- Both teams to score