Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+338) Portland (-125)
Providence Park is the venue where Felipe Mora and the Portland Timbers (6-3-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-0-8, 9th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at -125 while the Whitecaps are at +338. The total opens at 3.
Vancouver has been able to control possession for 41.2% of matches while dribbling successfully 56.6% of the time (20th in MLS). They have launched 110 shots at the opposition with 33 of them being on target, which calculates to a 30.0% shots on target percentage. The Whitecaps have tallied 15 goals this season, which ranks them 18th in MLS. They have been on the receiving end of 4,361 passes on 4,990 tries on the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.4%.
Lucas Cavallini is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Whitecaps. Cavallini has started 147 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Canada has tallied 62 goals scored (24th among active MLS players) in 13,174 mins played. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 62 yellow card cautions in his MLS career. Someone else who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the midfielder who represents Colombia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his career while scoring 25 total goals. Dajome has played 9,914 minutes in 111 career starts and has earned himself a total of 18 yellow cards. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career (115th among active players).
The man protecting the net for Vancouver is Thomas Hasal. Hasal has defended the goal for a total of 753 mins and is sitting with 33 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.79 (15 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .717. The goalkeeper from Canada has faced 46 shots tried at him in 8 career starting assignments. Hasal (4-0-4 record in his career) has recorded 1 shutout, which leaves him with a 12.5% shutout rate.
The Timbers have been able to dribble successfully 58.3% of the time so far this year while collecting 26 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 84.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.2% of the time. Portland has totaled 5,230 pass targets on the campaign (22nd in the league) with 4,420 completed passes. They have completed 38.7% of their shots out of 142 shots.
Felipe Mora should provide solid play for Portland. The forward who hails from Chile has totaled 11,272 professional minutes while scoring 59 goals (27th among active MLS players). He has collected 14 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. He is averaging 0.47 goals per 90 mins and has started 58 games during his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Diego Valeri, the midfielder who is from Argentina. Valeri has been handed 29 yellow card warnings in 18,909 minutes played (216 starts). His G/90 average so far in his MLS career is 0.39 (49th among active players). He has collected 82 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 63 different times.
Steve Clark will look after the net for the Timbers. So far in his pro soccer career, Clark has allowed 334 goals while he has tallied 787 saves in 224 starts. He has given up 1.49 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 76-65-82. He is the owner of a save percentage of .703 and his shutout rate is 22.8%. Clark has 51 clean sheets while he has defended 1,119 shots against him in 20,151 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-125)
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