Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC Prediction, 3/5/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+225) New York City (+105)
Brian White and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0-0-1, 14th in Western Conference) host New York City FC (0-0-1, 11th in Eastern Conference) at BC Place on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. NYCFC is priced at +105 while the Whitecaps are at +225. The total is set at 2.5.
Vancouver stepped onto the pitch against Columbus in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. The Whitecaps tried 14 dribbles in this match and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 88.0% received passes rate by completing 346 of the 393 pass targets last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Vancouver ended this match at a 0.0% clip by hitting 0 shots on target of 7 total shots.
Brian White is a player who can be a difference maker for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. White has been given a starting assignment in 76 games in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing the United States has accumulated 37 goals in 6,450 mins played. He has 13 assists while tallying 5 yellow cards in his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward born in Colombia. Dajome has totaled 13,496 mins during 152 starting assignments and has been given a total of 24 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 35 total goals. He is averaging 0.23 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Thomas Hasal. Hasal (6-3-7 record in his career) has earned 2 shutouts, which has earned him a 12.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Canada has faced 87 shots tried against him in 16 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 2.02 (33 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 64.4. Hasal has seen the field for 1,473 mins and has earned 57 stops in his career.
In their last outing, New York City went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against LA. NYCFC finished with a 52.9% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 299 out of their 359 attempted passes earning a percentage of 83.3%. New York City connected on 1 shot on target out of their 9 shots tried which gave them a 11.1% rate in their last match.
Maximiliano Moralez should be someone to watch for New York City FC. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has started 268 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Argentina has earned 23,404 professional minutes while scoring 48 goals. He has collected 41 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 68 times. Make sure to watch out for Valentin Castellanos, the forward born in Argentina. Castellanos has been given 32 yellow cards in 8,026 minutes played (90 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.45. He has totaled 40 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times.
Sean Johnson will look after the goal for New York City FC. Johnson has tallied 76 clean sheets and has defended 1,399 shots attempted against him in 28,956 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.6%. He has surrendered 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 125-93-104. In his pro soccer career, Johnson has conceded 422 goals and has accumulated 991 saves in 322 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vancouver (+225)
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