Our prediction for this MLS match:
Real Salt Lake take on Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Royals aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids, but given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. Experienced midfielder Kyle Beckerman misses the game through suspension for the hosts, while Tate Schmitt remains in the recovery room.
LA Galaxy, on the other hand, failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to the negative trend. Mexico international Javier Hernandez Chicharito has overcome his injury, and seeing that he is likely to return to the starting XI, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Talented defender Julian Araujo, though, is out of contention through suspension.