FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-118) Vancouver (+260)
Cristian Dajome and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-2-6, 13th in Western Conference) head to Toyota Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet FC Dallas (2-4-4, 11th in Western Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The moneyline on this game has FC Dallas coming in at -118 and the Whitecaps are at +260. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Dallas faced off with New England in their last match and notched a win by a score of 2-1. FCD tried 17 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 9 of those attempts for a rate of 52.9%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 80.4% passes received rate by connecting on 344 of the 428 targeted passes in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Dallas finished the game at a 50.0% clip by landing 4 SoT out of 8 total shots. Dallas is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 (11 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all competitions for the year.
Franco Jara is a guy who should be able to impact this match for FC Dallas. He has totaled 20 assists while earning 53 yellow cards in his career. Jara has started 176 games thus far in his career while scoring 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has accumulated 83 goals scored in 15,852 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Andres Ricaurte, the midfielder who is from Colombia. Ricaurte has been on the field for 12,299 minutes in 139 career starting assignments and has been given 32 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 30 times during his career while he has scored 14 total goals. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for FC Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (65-53-43 mark during his career) has accumulated 55 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from the United States has had 664 shots sent in his direction in 160 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.22 (193 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.7. Maurer has been on the pitch for 14,239 mins and is sitting with 477 saves during his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Vancouver went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Seattle. The Whitecaps finished the match with a 77.8% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 9 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 318 of the 379 passes they tried for a percentage of 83.9%. Vancouver converted 4 shots on target out of 11 shots tried giving them a 36.4% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 10 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Vancouver has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90.
Cristian Dajome will be someone to watch for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The forward born in Colombia has played 11,588 professional minutes while scoring 29 goals. He has accounted for 20 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He sports an average of 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 130 games during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Cavallini, the forward representing Canada. He has earned 68 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times. Cavallini has been handed 70 yellow cards in 14,762 mins played (164 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Maxime Crepeau will reside in front of the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Crepeau has racked up 26 clean sheets and has defended 502 shots tried against him in 9,327 minutes in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.0%. He has surrendered 1.55 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 27-19-57. In his career, Crepeau has allowed 161 goals while earning 351 saves in 104 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (-118)
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