Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy MLS Tips 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Hwang In-beom and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-10-15, 12th in the Western Conference) go to Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (15-3-13, 4th in the Western Conference). The expected starting goalies are Maxime Crépeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The line on this contest has the Vancouver Whitecaps FC priced at +900 and the Galaxy are at -455. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC head into this matchup with a record of 7 wins, 10 draws, and 15 defeats ranking them 12th in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 33 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the West and 23rd in MLS. Their goal differential is -22, ranking them 23rd in MLS. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be looking to get teammates involved in the game as they have compiled a total of 19 assists, which has them sitting at 24th in MLS and 12th in the West. In terms of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 125 which has them sitting at 12th in the West and 20th in MLS. As a team, Vancouver has earned a total of 350 fouls which means they have an average of 10.94 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 31 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 19,585.
Hwang In-beom is a great player to watch for the Whitecaps. The midfielder from Korea has appeared in 32 contests for the year and has played a total of 2,629 minutes. During that period of time, the 22-year-old has connected on 3 goals and has had an assist on 1 goal. He holds an average of 82 minutes per game. In-beom has been a starter in 29 contests for the year and has a total of 25 fouls during that period. In respect of shots on target, In-beom has a total of 16 which has him ranking 72nd in MLS and 13th in the Western Conference among midfielders. Fredy Montero is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Vancouver. The 31-year-old from Colombia has racked up 8 goals this year which is 13th in the West among forwards and 35th among all players in professional soccer. He has played 2,043 minutes and has an average of 68 mins per appearance. So far this season, he has 23 shots on target which is 15th in the West among forwards.
The man in net for the Whitecaps is Maxime Crépeau from Canada. He is 24 years old and has racked up 2,160 minutes minding the net this season. Crépeau is surrendering an average of 1.75 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 14th among Western Conference goalies and 34th among goaltenders in MLS. Over the course of this year, he has given up 42 goals. He's earned a save % of .720 which puts him at 6th among Western Conference goalies.
The LA Galaxy will be the team across the field and for the current year they have 15 wins, 3 draws, and 13 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they sit 5th in the West and 12th in the league with +1. They have compiled a total of 51 goals for 2019 which ranks them 3rd in the West. LA has a team save % of .730 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 23,036 putting them at 3rd in the West.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Galaxy is Jonathan dos Santos. The 28 year-old has put 2 balls past the goalie. He is placed at 28th among midfielders in the Western Conference in assists with 2 and has earned 5 shots on target so far in 2019. He has totaled 2,276 mins and has an average of 88 minutes per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this team Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The forward from Sweden has connected on 27 goals this season which has him ranked 2nd in the Western Conference among forwards. He also has racked up 47 fouls.
In net for the Galaxy is David Bingham
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LA (-455)
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