LAFC stick with a 5-3-2 for this one, no big surprises coming in.
Here’s Minnesota’s XI for the night:
The boys in ⚫️— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) July 29, 2021
The boys in ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/UkURVz51ZZ
LAFC are coming off a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which doesn’t look so strange when you consider the Whitecaps have shown they can hang with LAFC, although they largely can’t hang with most other opponents. The good news for LAFC is they finished stronger than they started, but they still look wobbly over the last week.
Minnesota started the season poorly but they seem to have found their mojo, winning their last two games and only losing once in their last 10 games. In contrast, LAFC have lost three of their last 10. Still, since we haven’t seen these teams face each other in a really long time, it’s hard to say how they’ll look in this one, especially when you throw in likely squad rotation on both sides.
Eddie Segura (knee) and Kwadwo Opoku (knee) are out for LAFC, while for Minnesota, Dayne St. Clair is on international duty, Franco Fragapane is listed out, and Michael Boxall is questionable.
So, will LAFC get back in the win column or will it be another 90 minutes of struggle? Obviously hopefully it’s the former but that’s why they play the games — we’ll find out Wednesday evening.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday morning, LAFC are (-205), Minnesota are (+525) and a draw is (+380), so the odds are extremely heavily favoring LAFC. That’s surprising considering they’ve stumbled the last couple games, but hopefully they deliver a big win.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LAFC and the Whitecaps will be televised locally on Bally Sports SoCal and Estrella TV and streamed in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 7:38.