Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+175) Salt Lake (+150)
Cristian Dajome and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-8-7, 10th in Western Conference) play Real Salt Lake (7-6-7, 6th in Western Conference) at BC Place on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake. RSL is priced at +150 while the Whitecaps are at +175. The total opens at 2.5.
Vancouver faced off with Los Angeles in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. The Whitecaps attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 69.2%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 81.7% passes received percentage by converting 348 out of their 426 targeted passes last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver wrapped this game up at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Vancouver averages 1.15 goals per 90 minutes (23 total goals) and have racked up 16 assists in all competitions this year.
Cristian Dajome is a player who should impact this matchup for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dajome has been given a starting assignment in 138 outings during his career and he tallies 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Colombia has accumulated 33 goals in 12,318 mins played. He has 13 assists while earning 22 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Deiber Caicedo, the midfielder representing Colombia. Caicedo has been on the field for 4,884 minutes in 54 career starting assignments and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times in his career while he has scored 10 total goals. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau (29-22-57 mark in his career) has earned 27 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.8% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Canada has seen 527 shots tried at him in 109 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.53 (166 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 71.0. Crepeau has defended the goal for a total of 9,777 mins and has 372 saves in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Salt Lake took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Colorado. RSL earned a 41.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 366 of the 413 attempted passes earning a percentage of 88.6%. Salt Lake converted 7 shots on goal out of their 17 shots tried which gave them a 41.2% rate in their last game. With 29 goals and 26 assists in all their games, Salt Lake sports an average of 1.45 goals and 1.30 assists per 90.
Rubio Rubin should be someone to watch for Real Salt Lake. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 53 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from the United States has earned 5,143 minutes and has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 0 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 10 times. Make sure to watch out for Damir Kreilach, the forward born in Croatia. He has tallied 86 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 30 different times. Kreilach has been given a total of 67 yellow card cautions in 30,462 mins (344 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.25.
Zac MacMath will be residing in front of the net for Real Salt Lake. MacMath has totaled 41 shutouts while defending 645 shots against him in 13,928 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 69.6 and his shutout rate sits at 26.6%. He has conceded 1.31 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 50-46-58. During his professional soccer career, MacMath has conceded 202 goals and has accumulated 449 stops in 154 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+150)
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