Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Vancouver Whitecaps fell to a 2-1 away defeat against Real Salt Lake at the Rio Tinto stadium. The hosts were able to score the opening goal deep into the first half injury time, but Luis Silva’s shot required a heavy deflection. Jefferson Savarino added a late second goal towards the end of the game, but Vancouver grabbed a consolation through Brek Shea in injury time. Los Angeles FC were sent to their biggest MLS defeat after a 5-0 loss against Atlanta United. Julian Gressel broke the deadlock after 17 minutes, but the game started to drift away from Los Angeles FC only in the 67th minute when Josef Martinez scored the second goal. A late collapse led to goals from Hugo Almiron – through two penalties – and Roman Williams.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Vancouver have had just two home games this season and the team has played well in both these matches. Los Angeles FC entered into the game on the back of two thrashings which would have raised a lot of questions to the team. Confidence is unlikely to be high within the visitors, while Vancouver will be quite capable of getting a win if they stick with their recent performances. I would go with a win for Vancouver.

The primary reason behind Vancouver having to do with just three victories this season is a mediocre attack, which has scored less than 1.5 goals per game on an average. However, there is a strong reason to expect a high-scoring fixture after having witnessed Los Angeles FC concede nine in the last two games. I would back over 2.5 goals in this game.

Vancouver Whitecaps win – 1/1

Total goals over 2.5 – 4/7

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Vancouver Whitecaps have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Los Angeles FC have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Vancouver Whitecaps

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Vancouver Whitecaps Form Guide

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

24-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-09-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

18-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

21-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

28-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Los Angeles FC Form Guide

Los Angeles FC

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D A

25-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

07-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

13-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

28-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-11-2018

Major League Soccer Playoff

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Vancouver Whitecaps were once again let down even after a decent performance against Real Salt Lake. The return of just two wins last five league matches for Vancouver places the club in a difficult spot going into the next five games. Unlike in the opening few weeks, Vancouver will be at home in three out of the next four games. Manager Carl Robinson will be quite happy with the return of 10 points from six games, as Vancouver were set for a tough opener to the 2018 campaign since most of the opening games were on the road.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

Erik Hurtado, José Reyna, and Brett Levis (thigh) are unavailable due to injuries for Vancouver Whitecaps.

Los Angeles FC Preview

After an unexpectedly brilliant start to the 2018 campaign, Los Angeles FC have been treated to the hardships of the MLS season in the last two games. The loss against Atlanta will especially demonstrate the importance of staying concentrated throughout the 90 minutes. Even though the club are in the top six places after the first four matches, manager Bob Bradley faces a fight to keep his team in this position even after the next couple of games. Los Angeles FC have now conceded at almost 2 goals per game – but nine of their 10 goals conceded have come in the last two matches.

Los Angeles FC Team News

Luis Lopez (fatigue), Calum Mallace (ligament), and Omar Gaber (abductor muscle) are the injury concerns for Los Angeles FC.

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Los Angeles FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles FC Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stefan Marinovic 191 90
28 LB Jakob Nerwinski 184 -
18 CD Jose Aja 193 -
17 RB Marcel De Jong 174 73
4 CD Kendall Waston 196 87
31 CDM Russell Teibert 170 66
13 LM Cristian Techera - -
6 CM Efrain Juarez 178 65
67 RM Alphonso Davies 178 -
8 CM Felipe 171 67
19 CF Erik Hurtado 175 -
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tyler Miller 193 -
5 CD Dejan Jakovic 188 81
23 CD Laurent Ciman 184 70
25 CD Walker Zimmerman 190 84
3 LM Steven Beitashour 178 77
33 CM Benny Feilhaber 178 73
14 CM Mark-Anthony Kaye - -
2 RM Jordan Harvey 180 85
9 LF Diego Rossi 170 -
21 CF Marco Urena 181 70
10 RF Carlos Vela 178 78