A surging Los Angeles FC are looking to rebound from a derby day loss as they face San Jose Earthquakes this weekend.
LAFC currently sit 3rd in MLS's Western Conference with nine wins, five draws and six losses from twenty-one games this season.
It's been an excellent campaign thus far for LAFC as they find themselves well in position to cruise towards a postseason finish from hereon out.
They're coming into this game well out of form, however, having lost each off their last three consecutive matches.
Their most recent game saw them fall to a painful defeat way at rivals LA Galaxy, who are struggling in the league, in a 2-1 loss away from home.
Their form at home has been a real worry too, with LAFC having won just one of their last five matches on home soil.
LAFC desperately need to pick up three points here as falling to four successive losses will very much give the impression of a team in decline.
San Jose Earthquakes currently sit 6th in MLS's Western Conference with seven wins, seven draws and seven losses from twenty-one games this season.
It's been an impressive campaign from San Jose thus far but as they sit only two points clear of Austin in 8th there is still a lot of work to be done to secure their place in the Final Series.
They enter this game in poor form having failed to win any of their last four matches, drawing two and losing two of those four games.
Their most recent outing saw them held to a 2-2 draw at home to LA Galaxy, a disappointing result given Galaxy's standing in the league table.
Their form away from home has been a real concern too, with San Jose winning just one of their last five matches on the road.
San Jose will be concerned by the fact they've lost each of their last three visits to this ground, with their most recent trip ending in a 2-1 loss back in May.
San Jose will see this is a winnable encounter given the form of LAFC but they've struggled regularly when visiting this ground so there appears to be causes for skepticism on both sides.
For our LAFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes prediction, we're going for a 2-2 draw.