POSSIBLE value punt in the early hours in the MLS. Los Angeles FC made a big splash in the trade market acquiring Minnesota's Christian Ramirez this month.
He rewarded them with a brace in his first start in which he and Carlos Vela showed very good chemistry early on. A third goal was chalked off for offside. Bookies seem to have forgotten this and have an ex goalscoring star from the Norwegian league in Adama Diomande (ex Hull too) as the odds on favourite to net anytime, but I’ve an inkling Ramirez will get the nod up top.
Colorado held the Galaxy to a 2-2 draw midweek so not much travel would have been done since, but they have one of the worst away records in the league and LA’s roster is stacked with attacking options. Colorado also have a few players with injuries and could struggle here. LA’s form has dipped of late but Ramirez is undoubtedly an upgrade over Diomande (72 goals in 140 games for Minnesota).
Los Angeles v Colorado (3am)
- Christian Ramirez to score anytime
- (6-5, bet365) – 2.5 points