Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati MLS Point Spread Picks 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Allan Cruz and FC Cincinnati (5-2-16, 12th in the Eastern Conference) play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-9-11, 11th in the Western Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The expected starting goalies are Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Spencer Richey for FC Cincinnati. The Whitecaps are priced at +295 while FCC is at -129. The total is set at 2.75.
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC step onto the field with a mark of 4 victories, 9 draws, and 11 losses ranking them 11th in the Western Conference. So far this year, they have scored a total of 23 goals which ranks 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 are going to need to play really tough. Their goal differential is -18 ranking them 23rd in the league. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates as they currently have a total of 12 assists which ranks 24th in the league and 12th in the West. When discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 92 which ranks 10th in the West and 18th in the league. As a group, Vancouver currently has a total of 262 fouls which means they have an average of 10.92 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 21 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 19,973.
Yordy Reyna is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Whitecaps. The forward from Peru has performed in 17 contests so far this season and has played 1,330 mins. During that period of time, the 25-year-old has connected on 4 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. He holds an average of 78 mins per appearance. Reyna has started 15 contests so far this season and has committed 25 fouls during that period. In the matter of shots on target, Reyna has produced 19 which has him sitting in 21st in Major League Soccer and 9th in the West among forwards. Fredy Montero is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Vancouver. The 31-year-old from Colombia has connected on 6 goals in 2019 which ranks him 14th in the West among forwards and 36th among all players in professional soccer. He has played 1,566 mins and is averaging 71 minutes per game which ranks him 258th in professional soccer. Thus far in the season, he has a total of 17 shots on target which ranks him 12th in the West among forwards.
The goalie for the Whitecaps is Maxime Crepeau from Canada. He is 24 years old and has been on the field a total of 1,620 mins in net this season. Crépeau is conceding 1.67 goals per 90 mins which places him at 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 31st in Major League Soccer among goaltenders. Over the course of the 2019 season, he's given up 30 goals. He's earned a save % of .709 which places him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders.
FC Cincinnati comes into this match with a mark of 5 wins, 2 draws, and 16 defeats ranking them 12th in the Eastern Conference. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 20 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in MLS. This means that if they are going to win in this matchup, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -31 ranking them 24th in MLS. FC Cincinnati will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers because they have a total of 14 assists which has them sitting at 23rd in MLS and 12th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots on target, they have a total of 82 which has them sitting at 11th in the Eastern Conference and 23rd in MLS. As a team, Cincinnati has obtained a total of 256 fouls which means they have an average of 11.13 fouls per contest. They have a total of 17 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 27,750.
Allan Cruz is one of the best players to watch for FCC. The defender from Costa Rica has taken part in 15 games for the season and has totaled 1,162 mins. Up to now, the 22-year-old has racked up 3 goals and has had an assist on 0 goals. He currently holds an average of 77 mins per appearance. Cruz has been a starter in 14 games for the season and has committed 10 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, Cruz has 11 which has him sitting in 70th in Major League Soccer and 1st in the Eastern Conference among defenders. Kekuta Manneh is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Cincinnati. The 24-year-old from Gambia has netted 3 goals in 2019 which has him sitting in 20th in the East among forwards and 86th among all players in the league. He has played a total of 1,237 mins and holds an average of 56 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 340th in the league. For the year, he has connected on 7 shots on target which has him sitting in 25th in the East among forwards.
The goalie for FCC is Spencer Richey from the United States. He is 26 years old and has played 1,710 mins in net for the 2019 season. Richey is conceding an average of 2.37 goals per 90 mins which places him at 24th in the Eastern Conference and 41st in Major League Soccer among goalies. During this season, he's allowed 45 goals. He's earned a save % of .579 which places him at 18th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+295)
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