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LAFC vs New England Revolution Odds & Prediction – MLS Week 3 (Mar 12)

Ryan Metivier

by Ryan Metivier in Soccer News

Updated Apr 30, 2024 · 9:42 AM PDT

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Mar 4, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; The New England Revolution starting eleven before the game against the Houston Dynamo FC at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
  • After 13 matches were played on Saturday, MLS Week 3 concludes Sunday night between LAFC and the New England Revolution
  • Both teams are undefeated heading into Week 3 with LA favored in the LAFC vs New England Revolution odds
  • Get our LAFC vs New England Revolution prediction for Sunday’s match here

Sunday features a standalone MLS match with LAFC hosting the New England Revolution at 10:30 pm EST in MLS Week 3. Los Angeles is listed as heavy favorites in the LAFC vs New England Revolution odds and we have our MLS Week 3 picks for the match here.

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LAFC vs New England Odds

Matchup Moneyline
LAFC -220
New England +500
Draw +350

LAFC are heavy favorites in this match at -220 in the LAFC vs New England Revolution odds in the table above. If you feel some sort of upset is in the card, odds of New England winning (+500) or a draw (+350) would offer a great takeback.

The oddsmakers expect this one to be pretty open with plenty of goals as the Over 2.5 is juiced to -165 in the LAFC vs New England Revolution odds. Meanwhile, the Under has plus-money odds at +135.

With LAFC such a heavy favorite, a bet on Los Angeles on the spread of -1.5 would offer the better value at +125 odds. The Revs to stay within +1.5 spread is priced at -175. Odds from DraftKings on March 10.


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LAFC vs New England Preview

New England, despite a long history in MLS, is off to their best start in franchise history. This is the first time they’ve ever won both of their opening two matches dating back to when they joined the league in 1996.

Bruce Arena’s Revolution side started their season with a 1-0 win in Charlotte, followed by a 3-0 home win over Houston last week. New England is among the league leaders in shots on target with ten so far through two matches.

With their first match of the season postponed due to winter weather, Steve Cherundolo’s LAFC only took to the pitch for the first time last weekend. They received their championship rings, raised some banners and then quickly jumped all over Portland leading 2-0 after 34 minutes and taking a 3-0 lead after 52. Giorgio Chiellini got his first-ever MLS goal to open the scoring, and Carlos Vela and Kwadwo Opoku also opened their 2023 accounts. The Timbers made things interesting by battling back with goals in the 62′ and 84′ minutes but eventually lost 3-2.

LAFC then hit the road in midweek to play Costan Rican side LD Alajuelense in the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL). Cherundolo fielded a first-choice lineup and Denis Bouanga netted three times to pace LAFC to a 3-0 win in Costa Rica. With Leg 2 taking place next week, there will surely be some rotation for the California side this weekend.

LAFC vs New England History

There’s not much recent history between these sides being in opposite conferences to help us in making our LAFC vs New England Revolution prediction. They played to a 1-1 draw in the preseason last year. They played to two more friendly draws (3-3 and 2-2) back in 2021, and haven’t played an MLS regular season game since an LA 2-0 road win in 2019.

LAFC vs New England Team Lineups and Injuries

Here are some projected lineups and injuries for Sunday’s game based on recent starting XIs. However, it’s likely LAFC does some rotation.

LAFC Projected Lineup: McCarthy; Palacios, Chiellini, Murillo, Hollingshead; Acosta, Ilie, Cifuentes; Bouanga, Vela, Opoku

Injuries & absences: Crepeau

New England Projected Lineup: Petrovic; Jones, Romney, Kessler, Bye; Polster, Buck, Blessing, Gil; Borrero, Wood

Injuries & absences: Bou, Farrell, McNamara, Jackson, Maciel, Panayotou

LAFC vs New England Head-to-Head Stats

New England
1-0-0 Record 2-0-0
3 / 2 Goals For/Against 4 / 0
1/8 / 1.2 xG/xGA 2.9 / 1.9
14 / 4 Shots/On Target 26 / 10
6 Corners 9
46.0% Average Possession 46.0%

LAFC vs New England Prediction

It’s a rare occurrence where LAFC doesn’t score at BMO Stadium, or the previously named Banc of California Stadium. It happened once against Nashville in the final regular season game last year, but that was the only time they failed to score at home in their past 46 MLS matches.

LAFC played five preseason games this year and conceded in each. They then allowed two to Portland, before keeping the one clean sheet in CCL play.

With LAFC working in some new pieces, the obvious risk of squad rotation between CCL matches and dealing with a short week having played on Thursday gives me confidence Bruce Arena’s Revs will make a game of this and maybe even pull an upset. But they surely should be able to find the scoresheet, something I see both teams doing.

LAFC vs New England Pick: Both teams to score (-130); risk 1 unit

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