New York City FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS Parlay 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
BC Place Stadium
BC Place Stadium is the site where Yordy Reyna and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-9-13, 12th in the Western Conference) will play New York City FC (13-8-5, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Maxime Crépeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Whitecaps are priced at +650 while NYCFC is at -134. The over/under opens at 3.
New York City FC comes into this match holding a mark of 13 victories, 8 draws, and 5 defeats which is good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 48 goals which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in MLS. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they are going to need to play really tough. Their goal differential is +15, which is good for 3rd in MLS. New York City FC will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates because they have a total of 35 assists which puts them at 3rd in MLS and 2nd in the conference. When it comes to shots on target, they have a total of 151 which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 4th in MLS. As a group, New York City has a total of 366 fouls which means they are averaging 14.08 fouls per contest. They have a total of 47 points for this year and they have an average crowd of 21,027.
Valentin Castellanos is a great player to watch for NYCFC. The midfielder from Argentina has participated in 23 contests so far in 2019 and has played a total of 1,444 mins. Over the course of that time, the 20-year-old has a total of 10 goals and has assisted on 4 goals. He currently holds an average of 63 minutes per game. Castellanos has been a starter in 16 contests so far in 2019 and has a total of 33 fouls in the process. In the matter of shots on target, Castellanos has produced 25 which is 18th in MLS and 4th in the East among midfielders. Héber is another player to keep an eye on for the team from New York City. The 27-year-old from Brazil has connected on 13 goals in 2019 which has him sitting in 2nd in the East among forwards and 5th among all players in pro soccer. He has played a total of 1,438 mins and averages 76 mins per game which has him sitting in 212th in pro soccer. For the year, he has connected on 23 shots on target which has him sitting in 4th in the East among forwards.
Looking after the net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson from the United States. He is 29 years old and has been on the field a total of 1,980 mins minding the goal for the season. Johnson is allowing 1.27 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranked 6th among East goaltenders and 10th in Major League Soccer among goalies. So far this season, he's given up 28 goals. He's earned a save % of .646 which has him ranked 10th among East goaltenders.
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The Vancouver Whitecaps FC step onto the field with a record of 6 victories, 9 draws, and 13 losses putting them at 12th in the Western Conference. So far this year, they have scored a total of 28 goals which puts them at 12th in the West and 23rd in the league. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this game, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -20, putting them at 23rd in the league. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers because they currently have a total of 15 assists which puts them at 24th in the league and 12th in the West. In the matter of shots on target, they currently have a total of 104 which puts them at 12th in the West and 21st in the league. As a unit, Vancouver has racked up a total of 313 fouls which means they have an average of 11.18 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 27 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 20,138.
Yordy Reyna is a great player to watch for the Whitecaps. The forward from Peru has competed in 20 contests in 2019 and has played a total of 1,600 mins. Up to now, the 25-year-old has a total of 5 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. So far this year he is averaging 80 mins per appearance. Reyna has started 18 contests in 2019 and has totaled 27 fouls over the course of that period. Concerning shots on target, Reyna has 21 which has him ranking 32nd in pro soccer and 14th in the West among forwards. Fredy Montero is another guy to watch out for on the team from Vancouver. The 31-year-old from Colombia has a total of 6 goals so far in 2019 which places him at 19th in the West among forwards and 45th among all qualified players in pro soccer. He has totaled 1,902 mins and holds an average of 73 minutes per appearance which places him at 238th in pro soccer. In 2019, he has a total of 19 shots on target which places him at 16th in the West among forwards.
The goaltender for the Whitecaps is Maxime Crépeau from Canada. He is 24 years old and has totaled 1,980 minutes in net for the 2019 campaign. Crépeau is allowing an average of 1.68 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 11th in the West and 30th among goaltenders in MLS. For the year, he has given up 37 goals. He's earned a save % of .726 which ranks him 5th in the West.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (+650) and under 2.5 total goals
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