Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers: prediction for the NFL match
In the NFL semi-final Los Angeles Rams will host San Francisco 49ers. Will visitors perform successfully on January 31? Which one of Californian teams will advance into the final? The answer is in our prediction.
Los Angeles Rams were not looking convincing in the regular season of National Football League and finished only at 4th position. But they claimed the top spot in the NFC Western Division. Sean McVay's team fell behind leaders of the league by only one game.
In the round of 16 Rams easily beat Arizona Cardinals (34:11), but the quarter-final match was much more difficult. Team got off to a great start in the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers and only a great performance in first two quarters helped the team to retain the lead at the finish of the game, but they won by a narrow margin (30:27).
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers looked even worse during the regular season of NFL, finishing only at the 6th spot among all teams of the league and only at the 3rd spot in the NFC Western Division. Kyle Shanahan's men barely managed to clinch a play-off berth, it became possible only thanks to a successful ending of the season.
In the round of 16 Niners recorded a narrow victory over Dallas Cowboys (23:17), they were close to a defeat in the last quarter. Quarter-final match became even more difficult for the Californian team - only in the closing quarter they edged a victory over Green Bay Packers (13:10).
In four out of five most recent head-to-head matches at Los Angeles this bet played
In four out of five most recent head-to-head matches at Los Angeles club scored more than 21 points
Californian derby matches were highly anticipated before. But now San Francisco 49ers lost a top team status and victories in Super Bowl are, unfortunately, in the past. Los Angeles Rams are also not so strong now, but managed to get into the semi-final.
We are expecting a close contest in the semi-final match - Rams were looking better throughout the season and in previous play-off rounds as well, but they are having a hard time in home games against the Niners, they are unable to beat them at home for a long time. We think that visitors will be able to motivate themselves for a match and they should be able to get a victory.
Our prediction - Handicap (+3,5) for San Francisco 49ers