Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/21/2020
Game: Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-333) Vancouver (+750)
BMO Field is the venue where Lucas Cavallini and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-0-4, 8th in the Western Conference) will take on Toronto FC (3-3-0, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Friday. The men protecting the net will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. TFC is priced at -333 while the Whitecaps are at +750. The over/under is set at 3.
Toronto controls possession for 50.4% of matches while dribbling successfully 56% of the time (19th in Major League Soccer). They have tried 67 shots at their opponents with 30 being on target, which means they have a 44.8% shots on target percentage. TFC have collected 9 goals for the season, which is 5th in the league. They have received 2,082 passes on 2,353 attempts for the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 88.5%.
Alejandro Pozuelo is a guy who should be able to impact this game for TFC. He has totaled 45 assists while earning 27 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Pozuelo has been given a starting assignment in 177 games in his career and he has earned 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who represents Spain has totaled 37 goals scored (59th among active players) in 16,250 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Jozy Altidore, the forward from the United States. Altidore has been on the pitch for 19,927 minutes during 224 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 46 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times in his MLS career while scoring 113 total goals. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 thus far in his career (18th among active MLS players).
The man defending the goal for Toronto will be Quentin Westberg. Westberg (27-25-25 record in his career) has accounted for 22 shutouts, which has his sitting with a 28.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from the United States has seen 258 shots tried against him in 76 starts. His GA/90 is 1.32 (101 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .674. Westberg has been on the pitch for a total of 6,867 mins and has earned 174 stops during his career.
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Vancouver has totaled 1,934 pass targets so far this year (19th in MLS) with 1,664 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.0% while controlling possession of the ball 43.4% of the time. The Whitecaps have been able to dribble successfully 56.3% of the time for the year while totaling 6 goals. They have been able to complete 34.1% of their shots on target on 41 shots.
Lucas Cavallini should be someone to watch for Vancouver. The forward who is from Canada has earned 12,647 minutes and he has scored 60 goals (25th among active players). He has 58 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins and has started 114 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Andy Rose, the defender from Australia. He has accounted for 12 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 times. Rose has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 11,039 mins played (121 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.10 (194th among active players).
Thomas Hasal is expected to look after the goal for the Whitecaps. Hasal earned a shutout in one of his two starts while he has seen 5 shots against him in 123 career mins. He has allowed 0.73 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 1-0-0.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (+750) and under 3 goals
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