Minnesota United FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-187) Vancouver (+509)
Jan Gregus and Minnesota United (0-0-4, 13th in Western Conference) host the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-1-1, 4th in Western Conference) at Allianz Field on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Whitecaps are priced at +509 while the Loons are at -187. The over/under opens at 3.
Minnesota faced off with Colorado in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-2. The Loons attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and converted 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 90.2% rate by completing 349 of the 387 passing attempts in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Minnesota finished at a 37.5% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Minnesota has an average of 0.75 goals per 90 min (3 total goals) and have accounted for 2 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Jan Gregus is a player who can be a difference maker for Minnesota United. Gregus has been given a starting assignment in 185 matches during his career and scores 0.09 G/90. The midfielder representing Slovakia has racked up 16 goals in 16,851 minutes played. He has 26 assists while tallying 37 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Robin Lod, the midfielder who represents Finland. He has helped on a goal 25 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 37 goals. Lod has totaled 14,226 mins in 161 career starts and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.23 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Minnesota United FC is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has seen the field for a total of 1,980 minutes and is sitting with 68 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.18 (26 goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.9. The goalie born in Canada has seen 96 shots sent in his direction in 22 starts. St. Clair (9-7-6 mark in his career) has accumulated 9 shutouts, which gives him a 40.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Vancouver got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Montreal. The Whitecaps ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by completing 279 of the 350 passes they attempted for a percentage of 79.7%. Vancouver connected on 3 shots on goal out of their 9 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 5 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Vancouver sports an average of 1.25 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Lucas Cavallini should be able to be counted on for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He scores 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has started 159 contests so far in his career. The forward born in Canada has been on the pitch for 14,282 professional minutes while he has scored 67 goals. He has accumulated 68 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. Make sure to watch out for Cristian Dajome, the forward representing Colombia. Dajome has been given 20 yellow card warnings in 11,092 professional minutes played (124 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.23. He has 28 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Maxime Crepeau will be looking after the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Crepeau has totaled 26 shutouts and has seen 477 shots tried against him in 8,787 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 26.5%. He has surrendered 1.52 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 27-18-52. In his pro soccer career, Crepeau has conceded 148 goals and has tallied 338 saves in 98 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-187)
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