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Charlotte FC vs. LA Galaxy Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on May 16, 2024 6:55 pm by Erwin Noguera

A good crossover looms in the MLS regular season: Charlotte, having a more than outstanding campaign, will host LA Galaxy, who have proven their credentials to challenge for the title. 

The Princess team earned last Wednesday a 1-0 away win over the Chicago Fire, thanks to a goal from Ashley Westwood. 

For their part, LA is coming off a 2-2 draw against Minnesota, with goals from Diego Fagundez and Dejan Joveljic. 

When and Where?

Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm ET at the Bank of America Stadium 

Moneyline odds: 

Charlotte FC 2.24 

LA Galaxy 2.98

Draw Offs

3.7 

Where can I watch it? 

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV 

Why Bet on Charlotte FC?

Charlotte FC is a franchise that is slowly growing. Last year, they made it into the Wild Card but lost to the New York Red Bulls. This year, they are going for more. Ashley Westwood scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Chicago Fire this Wednesday, moving them up to fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points, eight behind Inter Miami. 

The Minted have fielded a relatively young team with plenty of international talent, most notably Ghana’s Patrick Agyemang, who has scored three times this season. 

The team’s good campaign so far has been based on what they have been able to do at home, being the club that has scored the most points as a local in the Eastern Conference (16). They have won five times in front of their home fans, lost on one occasion, and tied on another. Cincinnati and Minnesota have been the teams that have taken points out of the Bank of America Stadium. 

This team also has a three-game unbeaten streak, but it is not a club with many goals since it has only 14 in 13 games. That’s almost an average of one per performance, and it’s an aspect that needs improvement. 

The two injured players in this team are Brandon Cambridge and Liel Abada. 

Why Bet on the LA Galaxy?

LA Galaxy has had disappointing years, but this season, they want to leave that behind thanks to the quality of their roster and, above all, the level that the team has been able to show in this first part of the regular season. However, they have three consecutive draws and four games without a win, and it is already something to worry about. 

The team from California had an interesting match visiting Minnesota, drawing 2-2 in away condition. The goals were by Diego Fagundez and Dejan Joveljic. 

There is a lot of experience in this club, starting with the Uruguayan Martín Cáceres, the Japanese Maya Yoshida, and the Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig who, above all, is the face of the technical quality of this team. 

The former Barcelona midfielder has three goals and five assists in 12 games, including one in the 2-2 draw with Minnesota. All the play of this team passes through his feet. A separate chapter deserves the Serbian Joveljic, who always manages to score. So far, he has seven, being the best forward of the franchise. 

Away from home, it can be said that the Galaxy is a regular team with three wins, three draws, and two defeats, scoring 14 goals and conceding 12. 

Los Angeles reports no injuries for this match. 

Final Betting Analysis: Charlotte FC vs. LA Galaxy

Considering that they are clubs from two different conferences and that Charlotte is a relatively new team, there are only two meetings between these franchises, one in each city, and always won the visitor by 0-1. 

The numbers at Gambyl Exchange have Charlotte FC as the favorite. Their Moneyline shows 2.24, LA Galaxy has 2.98, and the draw is at 3.7.

There is no doubt that both Charlotte and LA Galaxy are two of the good teams in MLS this season, but this time, we must lean towards the strength of the home side. Especially, considering that the Galaxy has been inconsistent when away from Los Angeles. We’ll bet on the first local win in this duel, a 2-1.

Go for a win for Charlotte FC. If you bet $100 at 2.24, you will gain $124 for a total payout of $224. 

Charlotte FC vs. LA Galaxy Betting Odds: Charlotte FC

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