Sporting KC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS Betting Tips 7/13/2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
BC Place Stadium
Felipe Gutiérrez and Sporting KC (5-7-7, 10th in the Western Conference) go to BC Place Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-8-8, 11th in the Western Conference). The goalkeepers expected to start are Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Maxime Crépeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The moneyline on this game has Sporting KC coming in at +128 and the Whitecaps are at +177. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Sporting KC steps onto the field holding a mark of 5 wins, 7 draws, and 7 defeats ranking them 10th in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 28 goals which ranks 6th in the conference and 11th in the league. That said, if they are going to get the win in the matchup, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -5 ranking them 18th in the league. Sporting KC will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup as they have earned a total of 16 assists which ranks 17th in the league and 9th in the conference. Concerning shots on target, they have earned a total of 99 which ranks 2nd in the conference and 5th in the league. As a team, Kansas City has racked up a total of 238 fouls which has them averaging 12.53 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 22 points for this year and they have an average crowd of 18,917.
Felipe Gutiérrez is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for Sporting KC. The midfielder from Chile has competed in 19 games so far in 2019 and has played 1,569 minutes. During that time, the 28-year-old has tallied 7 goals and he has had an assist on 1 goal. So far this season he is averaging 83 mins per game. Gutiérrez has started 18 games so far in 2019 and has a total of 39 fouls during that period. Regarding shots on target, Gutiérrez has totaled 21 which places him at 10th in Major League Soccer and 1st in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. Krisztián Németh is another player to watch out for on the squad from Kansas City. The 30-year-old from Hungary has connected on 7 goals so far this year which puts him at 8th in the East among forwards and 13th among all qualified players in Major League Soccer. He has played a total of 1,204 minutes and has an average of 75 minutes per game which puts him at 220th in Major League Soccer. In 2019, he has totaled 16 shots on target which puts him at 9th in the East among forwards.
The man looking after the goal for Sporting KC is Tim Melia from the United States. He is 32 and has totaled 1,620 minutes protecting net for the season. Melia is surrendering 1.83 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 15th in the Western Conference and 34th in Major League Soccer. Over the course of the 2019 season, he's surrendered 33 goals. He's earned a save % of .629 which has him ranked 15th in the Western Conference.
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC head into this game holding a record of 4 wins, 8 draws, and 8 losses ranking them 11th in the Western Conference. Up to now for the season, they have converted a total of 22 goals which ranks them 12th in the West and 22nd in the league. This means that if they are going to get the win in this game, they will want to make sure they are scoring goals and making the other team work. Their goal differential is -9 ranking them 20th in the league. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball because they have earned a total of 12 assists which ranks them 23rd in the league and 12th in the West. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 80 which ranks them 8th in the West and 14th in the league. As a group, Vancouver has compiled a total of 211 fouls which means they are averaging 10.55 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 20 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 20,341.
Fredy Montero is a great player to watch for the Whitecaps. The forward from Colombia has played in 19 games so far this year and has totaled 1,387 mins. During that period of time, the 31-year-old has netted 6 goals and he has had an assist on 2 goals. Currently he is averaging 73 minutes per game. Montero has started 15 games so far this year and has committed 18 fouls in that time. In connection with shots on target, Montero has connected on 15 which has him sitting in 25th in MLS and 10th in the East among forwards. Yordy Reyna is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Vancouver. The 25-year-old from Peru has racked up 4 goals for this season which ranks him 21st in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 53rd among all players in Major League Soccer. He has played 970 mins and averages 75 mins per appearance which ranks him 221st in Major League Soccer. So far this season, he has connected on 15 shots on target which ranks him 12th in the Eastern Conference among forwards.
In net for the Whitecaps is Maxime Crépeau from Canada. He is 24 and has racked up 1,350 mins defending the goal for the 2019 season. Crépeau is surrendering 1.53 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 10th among West goaltenders and 24th among goalies in MLS. During this year, he's given up 23 goals. He's earned a save % of .709 which puts him at 7th among West goaltenders.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City (+128) and over 2.5 total goals
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