LAG vs PT Dream11 : La Galaxy look to make second spot their own when they take on a tricky Portland Timbers outfit today
Placed second in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer, La Galaxy head into today’s encounter in the wake of an enchanting win against Los Angeles. The side managed to show the much needed composure and resilience needed in to win a derby of such colossal heights, winning a 5 goal thriller by a margin of 3-2.
And while the win ended up shortening the distance between them and Los Angeles in first place, the side with an eight point deficit know that top spot is still some distance away for them. The concern for the side ahead of today’s encounter is to veer clear of Seattle Sounders who are just placed two points behind them in third place.
Elsewhere for Portland Timbers, the quest remains to continue their scintillating form over the course of their last five matches. After enduring a harrowing time in the opening month, the side have managed to turnaround their form, garnering an unprecedented 11 points from 15 available, undefeated in their previous 5 fixtures to see them just two points behind a spot in the top coveted top 7.
While the Timbers have managed to indulge themselves in a compelling spree of results, they know that in La Galaxy, they’ll be facing their biggest test today. However, LA Galaxy have shown that they can be defeated against a side which attacks right from the first minute with their defensive setup leaking in 6 goals in their last two defeats in four matches.
Expect this to be a goals galore encounter when these two sides square off against each and we see La Galaxy just about scrapping to a win here. The margins will be extremely fine but LA Galaxy have goals coming in from all areas which should serve them fruitfully today.
Probable Playing 11
- Romain Alessandrini is out for this match for La Galaxy after sustaining a knee injury
- Marco Farfan will not be playing this one for Portland Timbers as he continues to recover from a left knee injury
Major League Soccer
Match: Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy
Date And Time: 28th July, Sunday- 8:00pm IST
Venue: Providence Park, Portland
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for LAG vs PT Dream11
With a cleansheet the last thing we see emerging from this match, we have gone ahead with the better shot-stopper for this match. With 10 goals saved and a heft save percentage of 81.4%, the Timbers have thanked their goal-keeper Steve Clark for their recent form and he comes in for us in this match.
Defenders for LAG vs PT Dream11
We are picking out only three defenders for this one with all of them being players who have an attacking penchant as well. A major part of his side’s attacks with the side’s gameplan seeing him marauding his way into the side’s attacking half, rightback Jorge Moreira comes in from the side. He got an assist against Houston Dynamos and could very easily get another today.
The side see rightback Jorge Villafana come in as well while from LA Galaxy we have opted for their centreback Giancarlo Gonzalez for this match.
Midfielders for LAG vs PT Dream11
His side’s top assist getter over the course of their stay in the league, Portland Timbers’ Diego Valeri is picked out by us. He’s gotten 11 assists with the CAM being of vital importance to a majority of the good work imbedded in the side in the attacking facet.
And ensuring those pinch perfect passes and crosses are converted successfully is Brian Fernandez, the side’s top scorer with 7 goals in only 9 matches. He comes in as well while our trivalent of players from LA Galaxy is composed of Favio Alvarez, Diego Chara and Efrain Alvarez. Chara should not start this one but is bound to come on as a substitute and get decent points for his 8 credit price tag.
Strikers for LAG vs PT Dream11
With the three goals in the last match and 17 overall, LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes in from the side while making an entry from the Timbers outfit is Jeremy Ebobisse.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Brain Fernandez has been selected as our captain for this match while we are opting for Ibrahimovic as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions. With the playing 11s being released by either side 20 minutes prior to the match, please check to see which all players are starting and the likely manner in which the match will shape out.