Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 7/23/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+106) Chicago (+230)
BC Place is the site where Jonathan Bornstein and the Chicago Fire (6-5-10, 12th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-5-9, 10th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Gabriel Slonina for the Chicago Fire. The Whitecaps are priced at +106 while the Fire are at +230. The total opens at 2.5.
Vancouver faced off with Portland in their last game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. The Whitecaps attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.3% received passes rate by connecting on 264 of the 313 targeted passes in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Vancouver finished the game at a 53.3% clip by putting 8 shots on target of 15 total shots. Vancouver is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 minutes (23 goals in total) and have racked up 10 assists in all competitions for the season.
Cristian Dajome is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dajome has been in the starting lineup in 164 matches so far in his career and he scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 36 goals in 14,629 minutes played. He has accounted for 16 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card cautions in his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Brian White, the forward born in the United States. White has been on the field for 7,309 minutes in 86 starting assignments and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 39 goals. He is currently averaging 0.48 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is Thomas Hasal. Hasal has played for a total of 2,172 minutes and has accumulated 80 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.91 (46 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 64.8. The goalie from Canada has had 122 shots tried at him in 24 starting assignments. Hasal (8-4-12 record in his career) has accounted for 5 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.8% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Chicago took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Seattle. They finished the contest by converting 417 out of their 499 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.6%. The Fire finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by converting 2 of the 5 dribbles they tried. Chicago converted 5 shots on goal out of 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 55.6% rate in their last match. With 21 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Chicago sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.81 assists per 90.
Jonathan Bornstein will need to provide a lift for Chicago Fire. The defender hailing from the United States has been on the pitch for 22,160 professional minutes while earning 12 goals. He has 20 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He currently averages 0.05 G/90 and has been a starter in 248 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Xherdan Shaqiri, the forward hailing from Switzerland. Shaqiri has earned himself a total of 38 yellow cards in 20,091 minutes played (233 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.26. He has collected 57 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 54 different times.
Gabriel Slonina will be residing in front of the net for Chicago Fire. So far in his career, Slonina has conceded 36 goals and has accounted for 69 stops in 25 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 5-8-12. He is the owner of a save percentage of 68.4 and his shutout rate is currently 36.0%. Slonina has racked up 9 shutouts while defending 98 shots attempted against him in 2,250 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+230)
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