Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact Prediction, 9/16/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+160) Montreal (+150)
Tosaint Ricketts and the Montreal Impact (5-1-4, 5th in the Eastern Conference) go to BC Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-0-7, 13th in the Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact. The odds on this contest have the Vancouver Whitecaps FC coming in at +160 and the Impact are at +150. The total has been set at 2.75.
The Whitecaps as a team have accumulated 10 goals on the campaign, which is currently 20th in MLS. They have launched 82 shots at the opposition with 26 being on target, which is a 31.7% SOT percentage. Vancouver controls possession for 41.2% of the time while they successfully dribble 55.7% of the time (21st in Major League Soccer). They have caught 3,316 passes from teammates on 3,777 tries so far this season, which makes their receiving percentage 87.8%.
Tosaint Ricketts is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Whitecaps. Ricketts has been in the starting lineup in 65 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.38 G/90. The forward who represents Canada has totaled 26 goals scored (91st among active MLS players) in 6,238 mins. He has 6 assists while earning 6 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Yordy Reyna, the forward from Peru. He has helped on a goal 20 times during his MLS career while scoring 34 goals. Reyna has totaled 8,619 minutes during 94 starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career (63rd among active players).
The guy defending the goal for Vancouver is Thomas Hasal. Hasal has defended the goal for 573 mins and has tallied 27 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 2.04 (13 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .711. The goalkeeper from Canada has faced 38 shots attempted against him in 6 starting assignments. Hasal (2-0-4 record in his MLS career) has totaled 1 clean sheet, which leaves him with a 16.7% clean sheet percentage.
Montreal has 4,512 pass targets so far this year (19th in the league) with 4,000 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 88.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 48.3% of the time. The Impact have had success dribbling 70.9% of the time so far this year while tallying 16 goals. They have been able to hit on 34.8% of their SOT on 89 total shots.
Anthony Jackson-Hamel should be able to be counted on for Montreal. The forward who hails from Canada has 4,378 minutes while scoring 26 goals (87th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 4 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. He has an average of 0.53 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 94 contests so far in his MLS career. Make sure to watch out for Romell Quioto, the forward who represents Honduras. Quioto has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards in 5,359 professional minutes (58 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.32 (74th among active MLS players). He has totaled 19 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 times.
Clement Diop will look after the goal for the Impact. So far in his career, Diop has allowed 106 goals while he has tallied 249 stops in 77 starts. He has allowed 1.38 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 31-17-28. He sports a save % of .705 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.0%. Diop has totaled 20 clean sheets while he has defended 353 shots attempted against him in 6,930 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Vancouver (+160)
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