Minnesota United FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 10/9/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-125) Vancouver (+336)
Allianz Field is the location where the Whitecaps (12-7-14) will try to beat Minnesota United (13-6-14) on Sunday. The Loons open at -125 while the Whitecaps are at +336. The over/under is set at 2.5. The starting goalies will be Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United FC and Thomas Hasal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The United sit at 16th in regard to xG having 43.6, and the team's expected goals against are sitting at 49.4. The United have surrendered 51 goals while surrendering 1.55 G/90, and the opposition have compiled 155 shots on target against them. Their difference in goals is currently at -5 by means of 46 goals put in the net as well as 51 goals allowed. They are sitting with 4 shut outs, which gives them a % of 12.1 this season. Minnesota United FC has earned 109 SVs and are the owners of a SV percentage of 69.7 the year. Minnesota has accumulated 78 yellow cards on the season and 2 red cards. On the season, this team is sitting with an average of 1.36 pts/match (45 pts) and they also have a rank of 17th in soccer with 30 assists.
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC has accumulated 40 goals and the team's expected goals on the year is 38.5. This club's goals against/90 min is currently at 1.67 with 83 saves, and they have recorded 9 clean sheets. On the season, the Whitecaps have a save percentage of 62.7 (134 SoT against), and also rank 17th in MLS with 43 pts. Vancouver has a ranking of 26th when talking about goals allowed having 55, and the squad's goal differential is sitting at -15. The Whitecaps have tallied a shut out percentage of 27.3 so far this year and 69 yellow card cautions. The Whitecaps average 1.3 points per match while recording 23 assists and 3 red cards.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Minnesota is Dayne St. Clair. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (120 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .729. St. Clair (40-15-36 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 21 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.1% shutout percentage. St. Clair has played for 8,145 minutes and has accumulated 301 stops so far in his career. The goalkeeper hailing from Canada has had 413 shots sent his way in 91 starting assignments.
Thomas Hasal will be looking after the goal for Vancouver. He has conceded 1.81 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 16-7-26. Hasal has racked up 13 clean sheets and has defended 232 shots against him in 4,380 minutes throughout his career. So far in his career, Hasal has conceded 88 goals while tallying 150 stops in 49 starts. He is the owner of a save % of .647 and his clean sheet rate is 26.5%.
Robin Lod is a guy who can create chances for Minnesota. The forward from Finland has earned 51 goals scored in 18,192 mins played. Lod has been given a starting assignment in 207 matches so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.25 goals per 90 mins. He has 30 assists while earning 23 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Vancouver is being led onto the pitch by Brian White, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. He currently averages 0.46 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 94 contests so far in his career. The forward hailing from the United States has accumulated 8,027 minutes while scoring 41 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-125)
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