Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+132) San Jose (+212)
BC Place is the site where Javier Eduardo Lopez and the San Jose Earthquakes (8-9-10, 10th in Western Conference) will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8-10-8, 8th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and JT Marcinkowski for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +212 while the Whitecaps are at +132. The total opens at 2.75.
Vancouver played Dallas in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. The Whitecaps tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 5 of the tries for a percentage of 33.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 84.0% passes received rate by connecting on 305 of the 363 targeted passes last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Vancouver ended this match at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. Vancouver averages 1.15 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all games this season.
Lucas Cavallini is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Cavallini has had a starting assignment in 168 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Canada has totaled 69 goals scored in 15,054 professional minutes. He has accounted for 7 assists while tallying 72 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward who is from Colombia. Dajome has been on the field for 12,840 minutes during 144 starts and has been given 24 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his career and he has scored 33 total goals. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau (31-24-58 mark during his career) has earned 29 shutouts, which gives him a 25.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Canada has seen 546 shots attempted against him in 114 starts. His GA/90 is 1.49 (169 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.4. Crepeau has been on the field for a total of 10,227 minutes and has earned 388 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, San Jose got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Los Angeles. They finished this game by completing 312 of the 381 passes they tried for a rate of 81.9%. The Earthquakes had a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 16 out of the 28 dribbles they pursued. San Jose converted 2 shots on goal out of their 7 shots tried which had them at a 28.6% clip in their last match. Having a total of 31 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, San Jose averages 1.15 goals and 0.81 assists per 90 minutes.
Javier Eduardo Lopez should be someone to watch for San Jose Earthquakes. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 99 outings during his soccer career. The midfielder from Mexico has been on the field for 8,616 mins and has earned 27 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Chris Wondolowski, the forward representing the United States. He has earned 168 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 37 different times. Wondolowski has been given 36 yellow card cautions in 29,416 professional minutes played (322 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.51.
JT Marcinkowski will be looking after the goal for San Jose Earthquakes. Marcinkowski has tallied 18 clean sheets and has defended 393 shots against him in 7,560 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.4%. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 33-23-28. During his professional soccer career, Marcinkowski has surrendered 122 goals and has totaled 281 saves in 84 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose (+212)
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