Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+275) LA (-118)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the site where Sebastian Lletget and the LA Galaxy (8-0-4, 3rd in Western Conference) will play the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-3-7, 13th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. The Whitecaps are priced at +275 while the Galaxy are at -118. The total is set at 2.5.
Vancouver faced off with Salt Lake in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 91.7% received passes rate by connecting on 463 out of their 505 passing attempts in their last match. The Whitecaps attempted 15 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 12 of those attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Vancouver is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (12 total goals) and are sitting with 9 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Cristian Dajome is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dajome has been given a starting assignment in 132 contests thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.22 G/90. The forward who is from Colombia has earned 29 goals scored in 11,748 mins. He has 12 assists while earning 20 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Lucas Cavallini, the forward representing Canada. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times so far in his career while scoring 69 total goals. Cavallini has been on the field for 14,844 mins during 165 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 71 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Thomas Hasal. Hasal has played for 843 minutes and has 37 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 2.03 (19 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 67.9. The goalie hailing from Canada has had 53 shots attempted against him in 9 career starting assignments. Hasal (4-0-5 record in his career) has earned 1 clean sheets, which has earned him a 11.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, LA took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Dallas. They finished the match by completing 506 out of their 581 attempted passes for a percentage of 87.1%. The Galaxy ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 of the 21 dribbles they pursued. LA landed 5 shots on goal out of their 12 shots attempted which gave them a 41.7% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 18 goals and 12 assists in all their games, LA has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Sebastian Lletget should be able to be counted on for LA Galaxy. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 120 games in his career. The midfielder born in the United States has totaled 10,422 minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has tallied 8 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 18 times. You should also keep an eye on Sacha Kljestan, the midfielder who is from the United States. Kljestan has been given 65 yellow cards in 32,764 minutes played (368 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.16. He has accumulated 58 goals in his career while helping on a goal 77 different times.
Jonathan Bond will look after the goal for LA Galaxy. Bond has recorded 22 shutouts and has seen 484 shots against him in 9,269 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.4%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 41-24-37. In his pro soccer career, Bond has conceded 146 goals and has 340 stops in 103 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LA (-118)
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