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FC Dallas and Los Angeles FC are headed in opposite directions, but both are in the top four of the Western Conference before their match Wednesday night. Host LAFC (10-3-3) will try to extend its unbeaten run to five games, while FC Dallas (7-5-4) has lost three of its past five matches. Los Angeles defeated New York Red Bulls 2-0 at Banc of California Stadium last Sunday, and LAFC has been very tough to beat on its home turf. Dallas played to a 1-1 draw with Austin FC on Saturday. Both are among the higher-scoring teams in MLS, with both topping 25 goals so far.
Kickoff in Los Angeles is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is the -130 favorites (risk $130 to win $100) in the latest LAFC vs. FC Dallas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with FC Dallas the +350 underdog. A draw is priced at +285, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before locking in any FC Dallas vs. LAFC picks or MLS predictions, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 104-79 in his last 183 soccer picks, returning more than $2,600 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down LAFC vs. FC Dallas from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his MLS picks. Here are the betting lines for FC Dallas vs. LAFC:
The Black and Gold is 6-2-1 at home this season, scoring 20 of its 32 goals at Banc of California Stadium. That goal total leads MLS, and 14 different players have scored for LAFC. Defender Diego Palacios became the 14th when he netted his first goal in the 2-0 victory against Red Bulls, and Cristian Arango recorded his fifth. Carlos Vela leads the team with six. He has been with the team since its inception, and he is intent on finishing his career with a title.
LAFC outscored FC Dallas 5-2 in the two meetings last season, with Jose Cifuentes posting a hat trick in a 3-2 victory in Frisco, Texas. Vela had one of the goals in a 2-0 victory in Los Angeles. Cifuentes has scored three goals and shares the team lead with three assists, along with Vela and Brian Rodriguez, who also has two goals. LAFC leads MLS in shots (250) and attempts on target (90), and it has been held off the score sheet just once this season.
The Toros finished 11th in the West last season but have shown huge progress in 2022. They went on a nine-game unbeaten run (6-3-0) before their current slide, and they will be eager to get back on the right side of things. FC Dallas has lost two of its eight road matches, battling to four draws. That includes Saturday’s stalemate in Austin, which the Toros led 2-0 before allowing a pair of goals in the final 20 minutes. FC Dallas had a 6-4 edge in shots on target in that match.
Paul Arriola scored the first goal Saturday, and Brandon Servania scored the second. Arriola has eight goals and two assists, while Servania has scored two and set up three. Jesus Fereira is tied for the MLS lead with nine goals and has assisted on four. FC Dallas has a plus-9 goal differential and has scored at least once in eight of its past nine matches, while LAFC has allowed seven goals in its past nine.
Sutton has analyzed FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles FC from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides another confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those MLS picks here.
So who wins LAFC vs. FC Dallas? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to get Brandt Sutton’s predictions for FC Dallas vs. LAFC, all from SportsLine’s soccer insider who has returned more than $2,600 for $100 bettors, and find out.
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