Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 9/17/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+173) Seattle (+152)
The Sounders (12-3-15) are traveling to BC Place on Saturday where they will play the Whitecaps (10-7-14). The Sounders are priced at +152 while the Whitecaps are at +173. The total comes in at 2.75. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Thomas Hasal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Stefan Frei for Seattle Sounders FC.
The Whitecaps sit at 26th in expected goals having 34.5, and the xGA are at 43.4. The Whitecaps have relinquished 54 goals while conceding 1.74 G/90, and the opposition have recorded 126 shots on target against them. Their difference in goals is currently at -18 by means of 36 goals finished as well as 54 goals allowed. They have recorded 8 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 25.8 the year. Vancouver Whitecaps FC has recorded 76 saves and are the owners of a save rate of 61.1 so far this year. Vancouver has tallied 66 yellow card warnings over the course of the season as well as 3 red cards. This year, the squad sports an average of 1.19 pts/match (37 points) and have a rank of 27th in MLS with 20 assists.
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On the year, the Sounders have a save percentage of 74.0 (131 SoT against), and also rank 19th in MLS with 39 pts. The Sounders are sitting with an average of 1.3 points per fixture while recording 25 assists and 3 red cards. Seattle Sounders FC has accounted for 43 goals and their goals expected on the season is 42.7. The Sounders have accumulated a shut out percentage of 20.0 on the season and 57 yellow card warnings. The club's goals against/90 min is 1.33 with 96 saves, and they are sitting with 6 shut outs. Seattle ranks 12th when talking about goals conceded with 40, and the squad's goal difference is 3.
The man who will protect the net for Vancouver is Thomas Hasal. Hasal (14-7-26 mark during his career) has tallied 12 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.5% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in Canada has had 224 shots sent his way in 47 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.86 (87 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .638. Hasal has seen the pitch a total of 4,200 mins and has 143 saves in his career.
Stefan Frei will be residing in front of the net for Seattle. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 161-79-129. Frei has recorded 98 shutouts while defending 1,636 shots tried against him in 33,276 career minutes. So far in his career, Frei has conceded 477 goals and has accounted for 1,179 stops in 370 starts. He is the owner of a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.5%.
Brian White is a member of the team who should impact this matchup for Vancouver. The forward from the United States has totaled 41 goals in 7,886 professional minutes. White has been given a starting assignment in 92 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.47 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Seattle has an attacker in Nicolas Lodeiro, who can cause havoc on the pitch. The midfielder from Uruguay has totaled 16,727 mins while scoring 46 goals. He has an average of 0.25 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 182 matches so far in his career. He has totaled 32 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 58 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Vancouver (+173)
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