Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting KC Prediction, 6/3/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting KC
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: BC Place in Vancouver, BC
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (-106) Kansas City (+275)
The Wizards (4-4-8) are hitting the road to BC Place on Saturday where they will take on the Whitecaps (5-5-5). The Whitecaps open at -106 and Sporting Kansas City is at +275. The total has been set at 2.5. The starting goalkeepers are Yohei Takaoka for Vancouver and Kendall McIntosh for Kansas City.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC has accounted for 42 SVs and they also have a SV percentage of 68.9 over the course of the season. The team's differential on goals is currently at 6 because of 25 goals put in the net as well as 19 goals surrendered. This year, this team is sitting with an average of 1.33 pts per contest (20 pts) and also sit at 12th in the league with 14 assists. The Whitecaps sit at 2nd in the category of expected goals with 25.3, and the team's xGA are at 17.9. Vancouver has amassed 31 yellow cards so far this season. The Whitecaps have relinquished 19 goals while conceding 1.27 G/90, and opposing clubs have earned 61 SoT on them. They have 5 shut outs, which puts them at a % of 33.3% the year.
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The Wizards average 1.00 point per match while compiling 12 assists and 3 red cards. KC has recorded a CS% of 25.0% this year as well as 26 yellow cards. Kansas City is 25th in the matter of goals against having 23, and the squad's difference in goals is coming in at -8. the season, KC has a save % of 71.4 (70 SoT against), and they also sit at 26th in MLS with 16 pts. This club's goals against/90 minutes is at 1.44 with 46 saves, and they have 4 shut outs. Sporting KC has tallied 15 goals and the team's goals expected the season is currently at 14.9.
The man protecting the net for Vancouver is Yohei Takaoka. Takaoka has played for 4,950 minutes and has earned 116 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.42 (78 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .703. The keeper hailing from Japan has faced 165 shots tried at him in 55 starts. Takaoka (22-15-18 record during his soccer career) has recorded 13 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.6% shutout percentage.
Kendall McIntosh will be looking after the net for Kansas City. He has given up 1.72 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 23-14-42. McIntosh has accumulated 15 shutouts while defending 423 shots against him in 7,132 career mins. So far in his pro soccer career, McIntosh has conceded 136 goals and has totaled 293 stops in 79 starts. He has a save percentage of .693 and his clean sheet rate is 19.0%.
Brian White is a member of the side to keep an eye out for Vancouver. White has been given a starting assignment in 107 games during his soccer career while scoring 0.46 G/90. The forward representing the United States has earned 47 goals in 9,110 minutes. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 9 yellow card cautions in his career.
Kansas City has an attacker in Remi Walter, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. The midfielder born in France has been on the pitch for 15,524 minutes while scoring 9 goals. He scores 0.05 goals per 90 mins and has started 172 contests so far in his career. He has accumulated 12 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+275)
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