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LA Galaxy look a sweet bet against leaky Montreal

Eastern Conference strugglers have not scored for two games

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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LA Galaxy are running out of excuses after losing four matches in succession but they can stop the rot with a victory over Eastern Conference strugglers Montreal Impact in Quebec.

The Galaxy love to make waves in the transfer market and did it again this year with the capture of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede's LA debut at home to Los Angeles FC in March was the stuff of dreams.

He came off the bench in the 71st minute with his team trailing 3-2 and bagged a matchwinning double in a stunning 4-3 victory.

Ibrahimovic also played a decisive role on his first start, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 success at Chicago Fire.

But it has been downhill ever since with LA sustaining home defeats to Atlanta (2-0) and New York Red Bulls (3-2) and away losses at Houston Dynamo (3-2) and FC Dallas (3-2).

Defensively, the Galaxy have not been good enough and they have missed Venezuelan right-back Rolf Feltscher, who has been sidelined for three games with a shoulder injury.


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They will also be without regular left-back Ashley Cole due to a one-game ban but despite their problems the Montreal game looks winnable.

Montreal have lost eight of 11 matches this season and their squad is severely stretched.

Centre-backs Zakaria Diallo (Achilles) and Kyle Fisher (leg) have not played this season and their absences have been keenly felt with Montreal shipping 26 goals, more than any other MLS side.

Their problems are compounded by a one-game ban for left-back Daniel Lovitz and by the likely absence of Chilean winger Jeisson Vargas, who has missed the last two games with a leg injury.

Montreal have lost their last two games without scoring and they look ideal opposition for the Galaxy, who need a win to reboot their campaign.

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LA Galaxy
1pt 19-10 bet365, Betfair, BoyleSports

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