Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Impact Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Impact Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Vancouver Whitecaps will be hoping to progress into the latter stages of the play-offs when they enter into the 2018 MLS campaign with a home game against Montreal Impact. Vancouver come into this all-Canadian affair with a decent set of results in the recent friendly matches. After a spirited run of form towards the end of 2017, the club failed to make an impact in the play-offs. Montreal Impact are hoping for a much better 2018 campaign, as the club finished outside the play-offs in 2017. Montreal managed a 2-2 draw with New York City in the Suncoast Invitational game last weekend.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite home advantage, Vancouver have been unable to get a home win over Montreal Impact since 2012. Last season, Montreal were able to get a 3-2 win in the trip to the BC Place stadium. The significant changes to the Vancouver squad coupled with the presence of a defensive manager like Garde is likely to swing things in favour of a draw. Even though this fixture has produced plenty of goals in recent seasons, there have been low scoring games at the same time. They have predominantly been at the BC Place stadium. The loss of Fredy Montero is a big blow, while Kei Kamara may take time to adjust to his new surroundings. I would choose under 2.5 goals in this game.

Draw – 13/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Montreal Impact saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Vancouver Whitecaps

AVG Goals

0.7

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

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Montreal Impact Form Guide

Montreal Impact Team Logo

Montreal Impact

Won

3

Draw

0

Lost

7
L H

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 3 - 5

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps outfit were looking like a great pick for the latter stages of the 2017 MLS Cup campaign, as the team put in some impressive results in the closing stages of the regular season. However, Vancouver surrendered meekly to Seattle in the conference semi-finals. This time around, Robinson’s team will be looking to go the distance and they have made some important changes during the off-season. Last season’s top scorer Fredy Montero has left the club, and Kei Kamara will be looking to take the mantle after his move from New England Revolution. Efrain Juarez and Jordan Mutch are expected to be the key players for the club.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

There are no injury issues for Robinson coming into this game.

Montreal Impact Preview

Montreal Impact were quite disappointing last season as the team even failed to reach the play-offs. Former Aston Villa manager Remi Garde was appointed as the club’s new manager to replace Mauro Biello. The Frenchman is known for his defensive approach to the game. It remains to be seen if this will help Monreal, who conceded 58 goals in the 34 regular season matches. The club have lost Blerim Dzemaili during the off-season, while Saphir Taider has been brought in from Italian outfit Bologna on a loan deal. However, the key player at Montreal this season is once again expected to be Ignacio Piatti, who came in with 17 league goals last season.

Montreal Impact Team News

Manager Remi Garde will be without Anthony Jackson-Hamel (hamstring), Zakaria Diallo (Achilles tendon), and Kyle Fischer (shin).

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Montreal Impact Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Montreal Impact Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stefan Marinovic 191 90
28 LB Jakob Nerwinski 184 -
4 CD Kendall Waston 196 87
22 CD Aaron Maund - -
17 RB Marcel De Jong 174 73
67 RM Alphonso Davies 178 -
29 CM Yordy Reyna 169 68
6 CM Efrain Juarez 178 65
31 CDM Russell Teibert 170 66
13 LM Cristian Techera - -
23 CF Kei Ansu Kamara 188 84
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Evan Bush 188 -
24 LB Michael Petrasso 168 75
2 CD Victor Cabrera 183 -
22 CD Jukka Raitala 180 77
3 RB Daniel Lovitz 178 -
8 CM Saphir Taider 180 73
10 RM Ignacio Piatti 181 79
13 CM Ken Krolicki 178 70
14 LM Raheem Edwards 172 -
6 CDM Samuel Piette 175 69
21 CF Matteo Mancosu 182 75