Los Angeles FC (LAF) host Los Angeles Galaxy (LAG) in the upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 derby match at the Bank of California Stadium on Saturday, July 9. The match will start at 7:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

LAF vs LAG Dream11 prediction

Los Angeles FC lead the Western Conference standings in MLS 2022, with 36 points in 18 matches. LA Galaxy are fourth with 27 points in 17 games.

A toe-to-toe contest of football awaits on Saturday. LAF’s table position and home record (one defeat in 10 games) in the 2022 edition gives them a psychological edge going into the latest tie.

But one must take into account that LAG lead the head-to-head (15 matches, LAF: 3 wins, LAG: 7 wins, Draws: 5) and could extend the record with a possible victory.  

LAF vs LAG Dream11 team tips for MLS 2022

Top Tip: Best forward

Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela is the top forward to watch out for in the LAF vs LAG clash in MLS 2022. The LAF captain, with 340 fantasy points, leads the all-time record in the Los Angeles derby with 10 goals in as many games and will look to threaten the LAG defence on Saturday. Vela is available for 9 credits.

Top Tip: Best midfielder

LAF’s José Cifuentes has been a vital cog for his team in the midfield this term. A defensive midfielder, Cifuentes has contributed three goals and four assists in 17 games and will have the chief task of breaking down LA Galaxy’s play in the midfield engine room. The 23-year-old has bagged 359 fantasy points so far and is a worthy fantasy pick for 9.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Sega Coulibaly has stood out with his defensive displays for Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS 2022, conceding just 10 goals and registering four clean sheets. Priced at 8.5 credits, fantasy players are getting a defender who has a 59.8 per cent duels won success rate while making nine key interceptions.

For the goalkeeper spot, LA Galaxy’s Jonathan Bond is a no-brainer selection. Bond has kept six clean sheets as opposed to his counterpart Maxime Crepeau of LAFC (five) while also making the most saves (42). Having aggregated 175 fantasy points so far, Jonathan Bond comes at a cost of 8.5 credits.

LAF vs LAG probable XI for Major League Soccer 2022

LAF: Maxime Crepeau (goalkeeper); Mamadou Fall, Sebastien Ibeagha, Jesus Murillo; Ryan Hollingshead, Jose Cifeuntes, Kellyn Acosta, Latif Blessing, Franco Escobar; Cristian Arango, Carlos Vela (captain)

LAG: Jonathan Bond; Raheem Edwards, Derrick Williams, Sega Coulibaly, Julian Araujo; Efrain Alvarez, Marco Delgado, Rayan Raveloson, Samuel Grandsir; Javier Hernandez (captain), Dejan Joveljic

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Featured photo: AFP / MARK RALSTON