Betting Breakdown Of The Los Angeles Derby

  • LAFC (-120) takes on LA Galaxy (+290) on Friday in El Tráfico.
  • LAFC leads the MLS in wins, but has not beaten LA Galaxy since 2020.
  • In fact, LAFC has only won against LA Galaxy 20% of the time in their rivalry.

LOS ANGELES – LAFC faces off against the LA Galaxy on Friday in a matchup affectionately known as El Tráfico, with league-leading LAFC favored in the match.

El Tráfico Betting Odds

  • LAFC -120
  • LA Galaxy +290
  • Draw +290

LAFC, which has only won three of the 15 matches these two teams have played in this rivalry, is an outright favorite to win.

Both a Galaxy win and a draw are seen as equally unlikely by the online sportsbooks, with +290 odds at Bovada.

Intriguingly, these two teams matched up on May 25 in the middle of the US Open Cup, and LA Galaxy took an improbable win by a score of 3-1.

The Galaxy are a solid team, with a record of eight wins, three draws and six losses. What makes this surprising is that LAFC has a record of 11 wins, three draws and four losses.

LAFC Vs. LA Galaxy Spread

  • LAFC -0.5 (-120)
  • LA Galaxy +0.5 (+100)

LAFC is a favorite by half a goal, with the betting odds shaded towards that wager on the spread. This makes sense – they’re -120 favorites to win the match, and a half-goal spread is somewhat the same wager.

El Tráfico Historical Trends

LA Galaxy enters this matchup on a two match winning streak against LAFC in all competitions, winning both in the MLS and in the US Open Cup.

LAFC’s last outright victory in this rivalry was in 2020, when they defeated LAFC when Chicarito was missing. In fact, from October 2019 to October 2020, LAFC won three of five iterations of this matchup.

However, outside of that blessed year’s span, they’ve never won against the LA Galaxy. The sportsbooks think that now is the time.