Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs CF Montreal Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+125) Montreal (+170)
Bjorn Maars Johnsen and CF Montreal (1-2-0, 4th in Eastern Conference) head to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1-1-1, 9th in Western Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Clement Diop for CF Montreal. CFM is priced at +170 while the Whitecaps are at +125. The total is set at 2.5.
Vancouver played Colorado in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In the passing game, they earned a 88.5% passes received rate by converting 446 of the 504 passing targets in their last game. The Whitecaps attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and converted 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 57.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Vancouver averages 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have earned 2 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Lucas Cavallini is a player who can be a difference maker for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Cavallini has been a starter in 158 outings so far in his career and has 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Canada has accumulated 67 goals scored in 14,192 professional minutes. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 67 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Cristian Dajome, the forward representing Colombia. Dajome has been on the field for 11,003 mins in 123 starts and has earned himself a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times thus far in his career while scoring 26 goals. He is currently averaging 0.21 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau has defended the goal for a total of 8,697 mins and is sitting with 334 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.53 (148 goals given up) and his save % is 71.0. The goalkeeper hailing from Canada has faced 473 shots tried against him in 97 starts. Crepeau (26-18-52 record in his career) has earned 25 clean sheets, which has earned him a 25.8% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Montreal finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Columbus. They finished the match by connecting on 471 of the 518 passes they tried for a rate of 90.9%. CFM had a 80.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Montreal had 3 shots on goal out of their 19 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 15.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 6 goals and 6 assists in all matches, Montreal has an average of 2.00 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Bjorn Maars Johnsen will be counted on for CF Montreal. He scores 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 92 games during his career. The forward born in Norway has been on the pitch for 8,693 professional minutes while he has scored 53 goals. He has collected 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Romell Quioto, the forward hailing from Honduras. He has 24 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 20 different times. Quioto has been given 15 yellow card warnings in 6,274 professional minutes played (69 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.34.
Clement Diop will be looking after the net for CF Montreal. Diop has earned 21 clean sheets and has defended 421 shots attempted against him in 8,100 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 69.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.3%. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 34-20-35. During his career, Diop has given up 133 goals while earning 292 stops in 90 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+170)
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