MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Columbus vs Los Angeles

  • Friday, June 12th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    MLS Odds: The Los Angeles Galaxy is one of the three teams in MLS who have yet to win a game away from home in 2015. They are 0 - 4 - 4 in eight away games this season, while the Columbus Crew looks to rebound from last weekend’s second home loss of the year.

    While the Galaxy looks for their first road win of the year, they are coming off their first home loss of the season, after the 1 - 0 loss to Vancouver last weekend. With Gyasi Zardes traveling with the U.S Men's National Team, Jose Villarreal was also out of the lineup but Robbie Keane did start and played the entire game. Jaime Penedo was also not with the team this past weekend, as he is playing with the Panamanian National Team for the Copa America in Chile.

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    With Brian Perk out for the year, Brian Rowe made his fourth start of the season in net for the Galaxy.

    The only goal that was allowed in the Vancouver loss came on the only official shot taken on goal between the teams. The 20-year old Gambian National Kekuta Menneh scored just after the half hour mark for the Whitecaps, picking up his second goal of 2015.

    The Columbus Crew is also coming off a tough loss this past weekend, suffering their second home defeat of the 2015 MLS season, against the Montreal Impact. Columbus found themselves down 2 - 0 to the Impact after 80 minutes, and were only able to salvage a 91st minute goal from Federico Higuain in the match. The Crew put 20 shots towards net, but only four were actually on frame, making Evan Bush's job in net for the Impact relatively easy.

    Both the Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy will be playing U.S Open Cup matches onJune 17. The Crew will be visiting City Stadium to take on the Richmond Kickers, and the Galaxy will be hosting PSA Elite, who beat the LA Galaxy II team in last year's edition of the Cup.

    The ColumbusCrew announced that they will temporarily expand MAPFRE Stadium to accommodate the high demand for tickets to this weekend's game with the Galaxy. Most of that stems from last year's game played here in Columbus, which ended 4 - 1 in favor of the Crew.

    Last 10 MLS Meetings:

    The LA Galaxy lead the recent series, having 5 Wins, 3 Losses and 2 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.

    1x2 3-Way Lines:

    Columbus +120

    LA +230

    Draw +250

    Handicap/Spread Odds:

    Columbus Pk-160

    LA Pk +135

    Total O/U 2.5:

    Over -110

    Under -110

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    Quick Analysis & Prediction

    Quick Analysis:

    It is not very often that we can confidently put an Under on the board in Columbus, but we can obviously see that the Galaxy’s coach Bruce Arena simply does not have a team capable of putting together a quality offensive effort.

    Last we heard, if you don't put a single shot on goal, your odds of winning the game are not too good, barring an own goal, or something outrageous happening, of course.

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    Even though Columbus can certainly put up shots, to see their efforts last week not produce much, with the addition of Los Angeles having no idea where the net is, leads us right to the total.

    The Under 2.5 is the play we will offer this weekend in this one, simply out of the fact that either club has given us much confidence to expect anything different to happen any time soon.

    The -110 on the Under 2.5 action is reasonable and a 1 - 1 draw will likely be the best these two will able to pull off, when it is all said and done