Fresh off from a 1-2 defeat to Sacramento Republic FC in the US Open Cup, LA Galaxy will hope to return to winning ways when they host Minnesota United in their 16th match of the Major League Soccer 2022 season. 

The match will be played on Thursday, June 30 at Dignity Health Sports Park with the kick-off slated at 8:00 AM IST.

LA Galaxy will enter the tie with several injury issues. The likes of Jorge Villafana and Adam Saldana are expected to miss due to knee injuries while  Douglas Costa and Sacha Kljestan are on the sidelines too.

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United odds for MLS 2022

LA Galaxy: 1.73

Minnesota United: 4.40

Draw: 3.95

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LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United recent form

LA Galaxy haven’t been their usual self in recent times, but Minnesota have fared even worse. The team has won just three of their last 10 matches across all competitions while losing six times.

The home team, on the other hand, have won just two of their last five matches. 

LA Galaxy: L, D, W, W, L

Minnesota United: L, L, W, L, L

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United head-to-head

LA Galaxy and Minnesota United have played a total of 11 matches in the past, with the former winning six and the latter have come out on top on a solitary occasion. As many as four matches have ended without a winner. This includes this season’s 1-1 draw on May 19.

After Sacha Kljestan had given LA Galaxy the lead in the 83rd minute, Minnesota responded through Robin Robin Lod four minutes later to bring the match on level terms. The points were eventually shared.

LA Galaxy: 6

Minnesota United: 1

Draws: 4

Recent results

Minnesota United 1-1 LA Galaxy - May 2022

LA Galaxy 3-3 Minnesota United - November 2021

Minnesota United 3-0 LA Galaxy - September 2021

Minnesota United 0-1 LA Galaxy - August 2021

Minnesota United 1-2 LA Galaxy - October 2019

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United predictions and football betting tips for MLS 2022

Given the form LA Galaxy are in, it comes as no surprise that they are the odds-on favourites to win the tie on Thursday. At the same time, however, one cannot discount the fact that they have fared well against LA Galaxy in their recent outings, winning one of their last three matches while drawing twice.

History means little in matches like this though and now that LA Galaxy are out of the US Open Cup, they can now concentrate on their MLS campaign.

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