Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+455) Los Angeles (-151)
Diego Rossi and Los Angeles FC (6-5-8, 8th in Western Conference) go to BC Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-8-7, 11th in Western Conference). The men protecting the net will be Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at -151 while the Whitecaps are at +455. The O/U has been set at 3.
Vancouver faced off with San Jose in their last game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. The Whitecaps tried 28 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 18 of those attempts for a rate of 64.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 82.0% received passes rate by connecting on 418 out of their 510 passing targets in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver walked away from the pitch at a 44.4% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 18 total shots. Vancouver sports an average of 1.11 goals per 90 min (21 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all contests for the season.
Deiber Caicedo is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He has totaled 14 assists while tallying 8 yellow cards in his career. Caicedo has had a starting assignment in 53 games so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.19 G/90. The midfielder from Colombia has tallied 10 goals in 4,804 minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Cristian Dajome, the forward born in Colombia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 33 total goals. Dajome has been on the field for 12,228 mins in 137 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 22 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau has seen the field for 9,687 mins and has tallied 366 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.53 (165 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 70.6. The keeper hailing from Canada has seen 521 shots attempted at him in 108 career starts. Crepeau (28-22-57 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 27 shutouts, which gives him a 25.0% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Los Angeles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Atlanta. LAFC had a 100.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 266 of the 328 attempted passes earning a percentage of 81.1%. Los Angeles converted 3 shots on goal out of 16 shots attempted which had them at a 18.8% clip when they last took the field. With 23 goals and 20 assists in all their contests, Los Angeles has an average of 1.21 goals and 1.05 assists per 90 min.
Diego Rossi should provide a spark for Los Angeles FC. The forward born in Uruguay has been on the pitch for 11,335 minutes and he has scored 59 goals. He has totaled 8 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 126 outings in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Carlos Vela, the forward representing Mexico. Vela has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 28,152 mins played (313 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.44. He has totaled 139 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 68 different times.
Tomas Romero will reside in front of the net for Los Angeles FC. Romero has totaled 6 shutouts while defending 164 shots against him in 2,925 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 64.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 18.8%. He has given up 1.88 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 9-8-15. In his pro soccer career, Romero has allowed 61 goals while earning 104 stops in 32 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-151)
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