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How to Watch LAFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Odds, game thread

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LAFC are on a four-game winless run, and with just six games left in the 2021 MLS regular season, there’s not room to spare in the playoff chase, as they host the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday afternoon at The Banc.

LAFC’s last game was a slight uptick in form from the previous three-game losing streak, as they drew the Galaxy 1-1 before taking a needed bye week last week. Are they fresh and ready to go? They better be, because they sit below the playoff line, four points out of the last spot heading into the weekend. It’s do or die time.

San Jose are also on the outside looking in, but they sit just one point behind LAFC in the Western Conference standings, so they’re in the same boat, and can leapfrog LAFC if they get the win. Considering they’ve had LAFC’s number the last season and a half, both teams are going to be eager for this one.

LAFC will be without Kwadwo Opoku (knee), Erik Dueñas (knee), Eddie Segura (knee), Alvaro Quezada (chest), and Julian Gaines (pelvic fracture) for the match against San Jose. Some good news as Carlos Vela (quad), Eduard Atuesta (shoulder), and Tristan Blackmon(Adductor) have all been upgraded to questionable. While not starting, it is possible we see the return of Vela, and/or Atuesta, coming off the bench. The San Jose Earthquakes come into the match at full health, with just Matt Bersano (hand) listed as questionable.

So will LAFC finally get a victory or will their slump drag on? Hope is not totally gone yet, but LAFC can’t really afford draws at this stage, it’s pretty much a win-or-lose proposition. We’ll see if the week off did them some good for the homestretch of the regular season.

Odds:

According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Thursday evening, LAFC are (-180), the Earthquakes are (+500) and a draw is (+330), so LAFC are enormous favorites, which yet again, doesn’t seem to match reality. But we’ll see.

How to Watch:

Saturday’s match between LAFC and the Quakes will be televised nationally on Univision, TUDN, which you can watch on Fubo TV, and streamed for free on Twitter. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm PT with kickoff to come at 12:50.

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