Match Time: 9/12/2019 09:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
The Colorado Rapids list Kortne Ford and Deklan Wynne as injured and goalkeeper Tim Howard as questionable.
The LA Galaxy are expecting to be without Romain Alessandrini while Perry Kitchen is questionable and Diego Polenta is suspended.
Doubtful: Tim Howard (hamstring)
Injured/unavailable: Kortne Ford (knee), Deklan Wynne (foot)
Suspended: Diego Polenta
Doubtful: Perry Kitchen (groin)
Injured/unavailable: Romain Alessandrini (knee); Jonathan dos Santos, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Uriel Antuna, Sebastial Lletget, Rolf Feltscher (all international duty)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Colorado bounced back from a 2-0 away loss to Real Salt Lake with a 2-0 home conquest over Seattle last weekend. Man of the match Andre Shinyashiki scored in the 41st and 70th minutes while goalkeeper Clint Irwin posted the clean sheet. Colorado has four wins, two defeats and a draw in the past seven league matches and their 33 points out of a possible 87 sees them in 10th place in the West.
The LA Galaxy have scored six goals in their past two games but the problem is they conceded seven. Their last league match was a 4-3 defeat in Seattle which came a week after earning a 3-3 away draw against Los Angeles FC. The loss snapped a three-game unbeaten streak of two draws and a win and ironically LA is now winless in three with a loss and two draws.
This is a must-win game for Colorado as they need to overtake LA to reach the playoffs. With LA having five losses and a draw in their past six away games I'll go with a Colorado victory.
SECOND PREDICTION: ODD/EVEN - ODD
73% of Colorado's home league games have ended in odd scores and I'll go with an odd score here.
HEAD TO HEAD
Colorado won 1-0 in LA in play in May. Each side has three wins, three losses and two draws in the past 10 league outings, including two road wins for LA.