Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-350) Vancouver (+1000)
Lumen Field is the site where Lucas Cavallini and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-1-6, 12th in Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (7-3-0, 1st in Western Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The odds on this contest have the Seattle Sounders FC priced at -350 and the Whitecaps are at +1000. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Seattle took the field against LA in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 85.1% received passes percentage by connecting on 315 of the 370 passing targets in their last outing. The Sounders attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Seattle finished the game at a 58.3% clip by hitting 7 shots on target of 12 shots. Seattle is averaging 1.80 g/90 (18 goals in total) and are sitting with 10 assists in all competitions for the season.
Raul Ruidiaz is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Seattle Sounders FC. Ruidiaz has started 156 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.69 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Peru has totaled 103 goals scored in 13,489 minutes played. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 15 yellow cards during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Fredy Montero, the forward representing Colombia. He has helped on a goal 41 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 114 goals. Montero has been on the pitch for 22,946 minutes in 253 starts and has been given 50 yellow cards. He scores 0.45 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Cleveland. Cleveland has been on the pitch for 1,260 mins and is sitting with 46 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.00 (14 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 83.9. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 56 shots tried at him in 14 career starts. Cleveland (6-5-3 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 2 clean sheets, which gives him a 14.3% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Vancouver went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Salt Lake. The Whitecaps finished the match with a 64.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 256 out of their 285 passing attempts for a rate of 89.8%. Vancouver converted 2 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted giving them a 15.4% rate when they last took the field. With 8 goals and 6 assists in all their matches, Vancouver is averaging 0.89 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Cavallini should provide a spark for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The forward born in Canada has been on the field for 14,672 professional minutes while scoring 67 goals. He has collected 69 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 163 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Cristian Dajome, the forward born in Colombia. Dajome has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings in 11,504 mins (129 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.22. He has earned 28 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times.
Maxime Crepeau will be looking after the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Crepeau has accumulated 26 clean sheets while seeing 497 shots tried against him in 9,237 career mins. He holds a save % of 70.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.2%. He has allowed 1.55 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 27-18-57. So far in his pro soccer career, Crepeau has allowed 159 goals and has accumulated 348 saves in 103 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (-350)
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