Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 10/9/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-200) Vancouver (+598)
Raul Ruidiaz and the Seattle Sounders FC (16-6-5, 1st in Western Conference) play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9-10-8, 8th in Western Conference) at Lumen Field on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Whitecaps are priced at +598 while the Sounders are at -200. The total has been set at 2.75.
Seattle faced San Jose in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 84.7% received passes percentage by completing 331 out of their 391 passing targets in their last game. The Sounders tried 15 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 53.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Seattle finished the game at a 60.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Seattle sports an average of 1.63 g/90 (44 total goals) and have 26 assists in all games for the season.
Raul Ruidiaz is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Seattle Sounders FC. He has accounted for 10 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card warnings during his career. Ruidiaz has been given a starting assignment in 169 contests thus far in his career and has 0.68 G/90. The forward representing Peru has totaled 111 goals scored in 14,678 professional minutes.
Another guy who should impact this match is Fredy Montero, the forward born in Colombia. Montero has totaled 23,711 mins during 261 starts and has been handed a total of 50 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 42 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 118 total goals. He averages 0.45 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Frei. Frei (135-72-103 record in his career) has accumulated 87 shutouts, which gives him a 28.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has seen 1,404 shots attempted against him in 311 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.27 (396 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 73.2. Frei has played for 27,966 minutes and has earned 1,019 stops during his career.
When they last played, Vancouver went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against San Jose. They finished the contest by connecting on 277 out of their 315 passing attempts earning a rate of 87.9%. The Whitecaps earned a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Vancouver had 6 shots on goal out of their 18 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 33 goals and 23 assists for all their games, Vancouver sports an average of 1.22 goals and 0.85 assists per 90.
Cristian Dajome will be someone to watch for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He is currently averaging 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 145 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Colombia has 12,930 mins and has earned 33 goals. He has collected 24 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Lucas Cavallini, the forward representing Canada. Cavallini has been handed 72 yellow card warnings in 15,054 minutes (168 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has accounted for 69 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 7 times.
Maxime Crepeau will be residing in front of the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. During his career, Crepeau has given up 169 goals while earning 393 saves in 115 starts. He has conceded 1.47 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 32-24-58. He sports a save percentage of 71.7 and his clean sheet rate is 26.1%. Crepeau has 30 shutouts and has seen 551 shots against him in 10,317 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-200)
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