Our prediction for this MLS match:
There will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy face each other in the local derby at Banc of California Stadium. Los Angeles FC are determined to win the MLS Cup, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to go all the way in the Major League Soccer this term. The hosts head into the Los Angeles derby following a 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers, and the good news for boss Bob Bradley is that the likes of Cifuentes, Palacios, and Rodriguez return from international duty. However, key attacker Carlos Vela is unlikely to recover in time to face LA Galaxy.
The visitors, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Vancouver, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their dreadful losing run in MLS. Los Angeles Galaxy are high on spirits ahead of the local derby, and seeing that they defeated Los Angeles FC in the previous two meetings between the two clubs, away win should be considered. Jonathan dos Santos and Rolf Feltscher return from international duty for the visitors.