Nashville SC vs Los Angeles FC MLS Odds, Time and Prediction
Nashville SC and Los Angeles FC are flying high in the Western Conference, currently occupying the #3 and #2 positions in the standings, respectively. If LAFC beat Nashville SC on Sunday, July 17, they would climb to the top of the table. However, betting odds suggest that such a thing is not very likely to happen. Instead, the odds favor triumph for Nashville SC.
To find out why that’s the case and whether oddsmakers are wrong to consider the Tennessee-based team the favorite, be sure to read our Nashville SC vs. Los Angeles FC preview to the very end.
Nashville SC vs Los Angeles FC Odds (MLS 2022)
|FC Los Angeles||+187|
|More than 2.5||-125|
|Less than 2.5||+100|
When, where and how to watch?
- Date: Sunday July 17
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Square: Nashville SC Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
- How to watch: ESPN+
Bookmakers favor Nashville SC victory on Sunday
Nashville SC have collected 30 points in 20 MLS appearances. That’s nine points behind Los Angeles FC, who also played one game less than them. Nonetheless, bookmakers still believe Nashville has a better chance of triumphing on Sunday than its Los Angeles-based rival.
As Nashville SC is a brand new MLS franchise, this team has yet to play against LAFC. However, this team has a decent record against teams in the top half of the table.
What should worry them before the clash with LAFC is that they didn’t play well at home. In fact, there is only one Western Conference team that has collected fewer points at home than Nashville SC.
Will Los Angeles FC introduce its new players?
The Los Angeles guys are some of the best in MLS when it comes to playing on the road. In fact, LAFC is one of the best (if not the best) team in the league. This team has a fantastic roster in 2022, with the biggest star so far being the legendary Carlos Vela.
We say “so far” because LAFC recently made two huge chants. One of them is Italy’s World Cup-winning centre-back Giorgio Chiellini, who is set to make his debut on Sunday. The other signing is even bigger – LAFC signed ex-Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale a few weeks ago.
It’s still unclear when Bale will start playing for LAFC, with some reports suggesting it could happen in the clash with Nashville SC.
Nashville SC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction
LAFC players are much better than those who play for Nashville SC, even though Nashville players are among the elite of MLS. With players like Vela, Chiellini and Bale, LAFC looks capable of beating literally any team in the United States. In fact, in 2022, LAFC might be the best team in all of the Americas.
Choice: victory of Los Angeles FC; Over 2.5 goals