Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
TV: EstrellaTV 62
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+400) Los Angeles (-200)
Providence Park is the venue where Mark-Anthony Kaye and Los Angeles FC (7-3-6, 4th in the Western Conference) will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-0-11, 10th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Evan Bush for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. The Whitecaps are priced at +400 while LAFC is at -200. The total has been set at 3.5.
Vancouver has controlled possession of the ball for 41.3% of the time while dribbling successfully 59.8% of the time (11th in MLS). They have tried 135 shots at their opponents goal with 46 on target, which calculates to a 34.1% shots on target percentage. The Whitecaps have scored 17 goals on the season, which ranks 23rd in the league. They have caught 5,634 passes on 6,480 tries this year, earning them a receiving percentage of 86.9%.
Cristian Dajome is a player who should be able to impact this match for Vancouver. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 19 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Dajome has been in the starting lineup in 115 outings during his career and has 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Colombia has earned 25 goals scored in 10,253 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Lucas Cavallini, the forward who hails from Canada. He has assisted on a goal 6 times thus far in his career while he has scored 63 goals. Cavallini has played 13,442 minutes in 150 starting assignments and has been given 65 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.42 G/90 in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Vancouver is Evan Bush. Bush has seen the field for a total of 20,530 minutes and has tallied 752 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.50 (343 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .699. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,078 shots attempted at him in 228 career starting assignments. Bush (79-47-102 record in his career) has 57 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.0% shutout rate.
Los Angeles has totaled 8,370 pass targets so far this year (4th in MLS) with 7,095 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.8% and they control possession of the ball 58.8% of the time. LAFC have successfully dribbled 59.7% of the time this year while accumulating 36 goals. They have connected on 41% of their shots on target on 251 shots.
Mark-Anthony Kaye will be someone to watch for Los Angeles. The forward from Canada has played 9,795 mins while scoring 16 goals. He has collected 19 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. He is averaging 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 99 contests so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Bradley Wright-Phillips, the forward who hails from England. Wright-Phillips has earned himself a total of 46 yellow card warnings in 31,640 mins (345 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.55. He has scored 193 goals so far in his MLS career while helping on a goal 44 times.
Pablo Sisniega will look after the net for LAFC. Thus far in his career, Sisniega has conceded 29 goals while tallying 44 stops in 17 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.71 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 9-2-6. He holds a save percentage of .621 and his shutout rate is currently 5.9%. Sisniega has accumulated 1 shutouts while seeing 66 shots attempted against him in 1,530 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
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