LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 10/18/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-217) Vancouver (+589)
Lucas Cavallini and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-0-11, 8th in the Western Conference) head to Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday where they'll meet the LA Galaxy (4-3-9, 12th in the Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Evan Bush for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Whitecaps are priced at +589 while the Galaxy are at -217. The total is set at 3.25.
The Galaxy have scored 20 goals on the season, which has them 20th in MLS. They have attempted 176 shots at their opponents goal with 63 of them being on target, which is a 35.8% shots on target percentage. LA controls possession for 45.9% of games while they dribble successfully 56.9% of the time (21st in MLS). They have received 5,358 passes on 6,263 attempts on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.6%.
Sebastian Lletget is a guy who can be a difference maker for LA. Lletget has been given a starting assignment in 107 games thus far in his career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from the United States has totaled 20 goals scored in 9,311 professional minutes played. He has 14 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Christian Pavon, the forward who is from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times thus far in his career while scoring 30 goals. Pavon has been on the field for 8,832 mins during 100 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 7 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for LA Galaxy will be David Bingham. Bingham (74-43-71 record during his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.9% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has seen 824 shots tried against him in 186 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.47 (275 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .692. Bingham has seen the field for 16,832 minutes and has 570 stops in his MLS career.
The Whitecaps have dribbled successfully 60.1% of the time for the campaign while scoring 19 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.5% while they maintain possession of the ball 41.2% of the time. Vancouver has accumulated 6,847 pass targets for the campaign (23rd in the league) and they have 5,921 completed passes. They have connected on 33.8% of their shots on target out of 148 total shots.
Lucas Cavallini will need to provide a lift for Vancouver. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 151 matches in his professional soccer career. The forward who hails from Canada has been on the pitch for 13,532 professional minutes and he has scored 65 goals. He has tallied 65 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 6 times. You should also keep an eye on Cristian Dajome, the forward from Colombia. He has tallied 25 goals in his MLS career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times. Dajome has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards in 10,340 mins played (116 career starts). His G/90 average during his MLS career is 0.22.
Evan Bush will be looking after the net for the Whitecaps. Bush has racked up 57 shutouts while he has seen 1,078 shots tried against him in 20,620 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .699 and his clean sheet rate is currently 24.9%. He has surrendered 1.50 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 80-47-102. During his pro soccer career, Bush has given up 344 goals while he has earned 752 saves in 229 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vancouver (+589)
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