Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+160) LA (+125)
Cristian Dajome and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-1-5, 12th in Western Conference) host the LA Galaxy (5-0-3, 4th in Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are priced at +125 while the Whitecaps are at +160. The over/under opens at 3.
Vancouver played Salt Lake in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 3-1. The Whitecaps tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and completed 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 89.8% rate by converting 256 out of their 285 pass targets last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Vancouver ended this match at a 15.4% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Vancouver is averaging 0.87 goals per 90 minutes (7 goals in total) and have earned 5 assists in all games for this campaign.
Cristian Dajome is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dajome has been a starter in 128 games during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.22 G/90. The forward born in Colombia has earned 28 goals scored in 11,414 minutes played. He has 10 assists while tallying 20 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Cavallini, the forward born in Canada. Cavallini has 14,582 mins in 162 starts and has been handed a total of 69 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 7 times in his career while scoring 67 goals. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau (27-18-56 mark in his career) has earned 26 clean sheets, which has earned him a 25.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Canada has had 495 shots attempted against him in 102 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.54 (157 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 70.7. Crepeau has seen the field for a total of 9,147 minutes and has earned 348 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, LA walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Seattle. The Galaxy ended the game with a 73.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 514 of the 570 passes they tried for a rate of 90.2%. LA landed 1 SoT out of the team's 5 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 11 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, LA averages 1.37 goals and 0.87 assists per 90 min.
Chicharito will need to provide a lift for LA Galaxy. The forward born in Mexico has been on the field for 18,007 professional minutes while earning 124 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. He currently averages 0.62 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 185 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Sacha Kljestan, the midfielder hailing from the United States. He has earned 58 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 77 different times. Kljestan has earned himself 65 yellow cards in 32,583 mins (366 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.16.
Jonathan Bond will look after the goal for LA Galaxy. During his pro soccer career, Bond has surrendered 141 goals and has tallied 329 stops in 99 starting assignments. He has given up 1.42 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 38-24-36. He sports a save % of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 22.2%. Bond has accumulated 22 shutouts while seeing 468 shots attempted against him in 8,909 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (+125)
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