Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+138) Toronto (+162)
Alejandro Pozuelo and Toronto FC (3-2-4, 8th in Eastern Conference) travel to BC Place on Sunday where they'll meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1-1-6, 14th in Western Conference). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. TFC is priced at +162 while the Whitecaps are at +138. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Vancouver stepped onto the pitch against Austin in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.6% passes received rate by converting 266 out of their 307 pass targets last contest. The Whitecaps attempted 9 dribbles in this game and were successful in 5 of the attempts for a rate of 55.6%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Vancouver walked away from the pitch at a 8.3% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 12 total shots. Vancouver averages 0.75 goals per 90 (6 total goals) and have accumulated 2 assists In all contests for the year.
Cristian Dajome is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dajome has started 157 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.23 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Colombia has tallied 36 goals scored in 13,964 mins played. He has totaled 15 assists while tallying 24 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Brian White, the forward hailing from the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times in his career and he has scored 38 total goals. White has been on the field for 6,804 mins in 80 starts and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.50 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be Thomas Hasal. Hasal (7-4-12 record in his career) has earned 4 shutouts, which has earned him a 17.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Canada has faced 120 shots attempted against him in 23 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.97 (46 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 64.2. Hasal has defended the goal for a total of 2,103 mins and has tallied 78 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Toronto took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Cincinnati. TFC earned a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 551 out of their 617 attempted passes earning a rate of 89.3%. Toronto had 3 shots on target out of 11 shots tried which had them at a 27.3% rate in their last game. With a total of 15 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Toronto averages 1.67 goals and 1.56 assists per 90 minutes.
Alejandro Pozuelo will need to be on top of his game for Toronto FC. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 19,997 professional minutes and has scored 48 goals. He has collected 34 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 56 times. He has an average of 0.22 G/90 and has started 218 games so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Jesus Jimenez, the forward born in Spain. Jimenez has been given a total of 9 yellow cards in 11,218 minutes played (124 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has earned 44 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 22 times.
Alex Bono will be looking after the goal for Toronto FC. Bono has racked up 25 clean sheets while defending 608 shots attempted against him in 11,877 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 69.2 and his shutout rate is 19.2%. He has conceded 1.55 goals per 90 while earning a record of 56-31-44. Thus far in his career, Bono has conceded 204 goals and has tallied 419 stops in 130 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (+162)
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