MLS – Real Salt Lake – Los Angeles FC on Match-day 34
MLS action on Sunday as RSL and Los Angeles meet at Rio Tinto Stadium – 5:00am GMT.
Leaders Los Angeles are currently four places higher than their opponents RSL, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifth positions respectively.
Real Salt Lake’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 34 points this season
RSL’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 2-2 away to San Jose, which followed the loss to FC Dallas. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.
Also, suffering three losses in six fixtures is a terrible run of form for any club, Pablo Mastroeni’s RSL will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With a fifth position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 34 points in the League.
Playing at home, RSL have won seven fixtures, drawn three games, and lost one game.
A victory for Real Salt Lake would put them on 37 points.
Los Angeles FC will try to defend their lead in the MLS
Los Angeles come to this game on the back of a 2-1 home win against Seattle Sounders at Banc of California Stadium.
Also, League leaders Los Angeles keep finding ways to win, having secured 14 victories in their last 20 matches is astonishing this season. With 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws for a total of 48 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the MLS.
Los Angeles’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to RSL. In the 10 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three games.
A victory for Los Angeles FC would be a huge boost, giving them the chance to stay on top of the table and put additional pressure to their closest rivals.
Real Salt Lake v Los Angeles FC – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Los Angeles with a greater number of wins. In the last meetings, they have enjoyed eight victories, to RSL’s two wins. Additionally, the last 10 games against Los Angeles have resulted in eight wins for RSL. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was September 2021, when Claret and Cobalt walked away as 3-2 winners.
Players to watch
For RSL, Gavin scored in 23 League matches this season, while John, one of their best scorers, has netted in 22 League games this campaign for Los Angeles.