League Leaders Los Angeles FC To Face Nashville SC For Season’s Final Encounter

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Both sides will be keen to take the points, as Los Angeles welcome Nashville SC to Banc of California Stadium in the return fixture.

Nashville currently sit in fifth place as they travel to first placed Los Angeles.

Maintaining their position as League leaders will be Los Angeles FC’s primary goal going into this match

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Steve Cherundolo’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Portland Timbers in their last match.

Also, League leaders Los Angeles keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 20 fixtures is astonishing this season. 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League.

When Los Angeles host Nashville, they will do so on the back of 13 wins, two draws, and one losses on their own ground.

The mark of League Champions is the ability to grind out results, even if conditions are demanding. Los Angeles FC know that they must win at all costs, every time they step out, if they are to maintain their position.

Travelling Nashville SC will have promotion hopes alive

This match gives Gary Smith’s Nashville 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 1-2 loss to Houston Dynamo, with a 1-1 draw against Austin before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Nashville keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven meetings is astonishing this season. Their position is fifth in the League and they have 47 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Nashville’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Los Angeles. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost five meetings.

A win in this fixture would take Nashville SC’s points to 50 in the League.

Los Angeles FC v Nashville SC – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Los Angeles and Nashville have faced each other times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Los Angeles’s favour (1 – 0). Additionally, Los Angeles are unbeaten in their last one game with Nashville at Banc of California Stadium. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was July 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Nashville SC.

Performance Report

For Los Angeles, John is a top performing player who has scored in 33 League matches this MLS Season, while Elliot, one of their best scorers, has netted in 33 League games this campaign for Nashville.