MX23RW : Wednesday, August 10 04:29:16| >> :600:325801:325801:
[monks data]
Jun 30, 2022 at 3.30am UK at Banc of California Stadium
Los Angeles
3 - 1
Dallas
Musovski (23'), Arango (57'), Opoku (86')
Cifuentes (82')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ferreira (38')
Servania (12'), Burgess (44')

Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Dallas - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday's Major League Soccer clash between Los Angeles FC and Dallas, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Los Angeles FC will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to four MLS matches when they play host to Dallas on Wednesday.

The visitors, meanwhile, are currently enduring a poor spell of form after winning one of their last five matches.


Match preview

Los Angeles FC midfielder Ilie Sanchez (6) is congratulated after scoring a goal against Orlando City in the second half at Orlando City Stadium on April 3, 2022© Reuters

Los Angeles FC are currently leading the Western Conference by four points after losing just three of their 16 MLS games.

They enter Wednesday's contest in the midst of a four-game unbeaten run, with three of those matches yielding maximum points.

The latest of those victories took place at the Banc of California Stadium on Sunday, with Steve Cherundolo's side grabbing two second half goals to beat New York Red Bulls.

Cristian Arango gave the hosts the lead midway through the second period before Diego Palacios struck three minutes later to wrap up consecutive home victories.

Los Angeles FC will be confident of picking up another positive result on Wednesday after losing just one of their nine MLS games.

FC Dallas forward Paul Arriola (7) and forward Alan Velasco (20) and forward Jesus Ferreira (10) celebrates Ferreira scoring his first of three goals during the first half against the Portland Timbers at Toyota Stadium on March 19, 2022© Reuters

While the hosts currently sit in top spot in the Western Conference, Dallas sit seven points further back in fourth place.

Wednesday's visitors had enjoyed a nine-game unbeaten run in the MLS before losing 2-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps on May 19.

That defeat caused Dallas to experience a slump in form, with their last five matches yielding only one win, although they missed the chance to claim three points away to fellow Texan side Austin FC on Sunday.

Paul Arriola and Brandon Servania both found the net to give Dallas a two-goal lead, but two late Austin goals denied Dallas the chance to clinch consecutive away wins.

Although Dallas have lost only one of their previous nine away MLS games, they have struggled to convert draws into victories on their travels, with four of their nine away matches resulting in the spoils being shared.

Los Angeles FC Major League Soccer form:
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

Los Angeles FC form (all competitions):
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W

Dallas Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • D


Team News

Los Angeles FC head coach Steve Cherundolo watches game action against Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half at Banc of California Stadium on March 20, 2022© Reuters

Gareth Bale recently signed for Los Angeles FC, but fans will have to wait for his debut with the Welshman set to arrive in California in the next few weeks.

Julian Gaines and Erik Duenas are expected to miss out for the hosts due to injury issues, while Tomas Romero is absent due to health and safety protocols.

After coming off the bench to score against New York Red Bulls, Arango is set to return to the starting lineup for the midweek encounter.

As for the visitors, they could be without Joshue Quinonez who missed the 2-2 draw against Austin due to an ankle injury.

Ema Twumasi could return to the side to slot in at right-back, while Brandon Servania may also be presented with a starting spot after coming off the bench to score on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Arriola will continue in the frontline after the forward scored his eighth goal of the MLS season against Austin.

Los Angeles FC possible starting lineup:
Crepeau; Escobar, Murillo, Ibeagha, Palacios; Cifuentes, Sanchez, Blessing; Vela, Rodriguez, Arango

Dallas possible starting lineup:
Paes; Twumasi, Martinez, Hedges, Farfan; Servania, Quignon, Pomykal; Arriola, Velasco, Ferreira


SM words green background

We say: Los Angeles FC 2-1 Dallas

Los Angeles FC usually do their best work on home turf, and after winning the last two meetings against Dallas, we think that the hosts will edge out their opponents to clinch all three points.


For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.


Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data

ID:488875:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect10466:

Previews by email

Click here to get Sports Mole's daily email of previews and predictions for every major game!


How you voted: Los Angeles vs Dallas

Los Angeles FC
77.3%
Draw
18.2%
Dallas
4.5%
22
Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Wales forward Gareth Bale celebrating scoring with a deflected free kick against Ukraine on June 5, 2022.
Read Next:
Los Angeles want "long-term partnership" with Gareth Bale
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia24129341182345
2New York City FCNY City23126543241942
3CF MontrealMontreal2412484039140
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2410773830837
5Columbus Crew238963126533
6FC CincinnatiCincinnati248884043-332
7New England RevolutionNew England237973534130
8Chicago Fire2486102730-330
9Orlando City2486102736-930
10Inter MiamiInter Miami2486102939-1030
11Charlotte FCCharlotte FC2492133034-429
12Atlanta UnitedAtlanta237793134-328
13Toronto2475123442-826
14DC United2364132847-1922

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia24129341182345
2New York City FCNY City23126543241942
3CF MontrealMontreal2412484039140
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2410773830837
5Columbus Crew238963126533
6FC CincinnatiCincinnati248884043-332
7New England RevolutionNew England237973534130
8Chicago Fire2486102730-330
9Orlando City2486102736-930
10Inter MiamiInter Miami2486102939-1030
11Charlotte FCCharlotte FC2492133034-429
12Atlanta UnitedAtlanta237793134-328
13Toronto2475123442-826
14DC United2364132847-1922

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!