Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Vancouver Whitecaps progressed into the semi-finals of the 2017 MLS Cup after an impressive 5-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes. Fredy Montero and Cristian Techera scored from dead ball situations lead to a 2-0 lead for Vancouver inside the 57th minute. A late flurry of goals from Kendall Watson and Nicolas Mezquida made it a big win for Vancouver. Seattle Sounders had a much more difficult 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids. Even though Will Bruin scored in the 9th minute, the straight red card for Clint Dempsey in the 24th minute changed the dynamic. Colorado were unable to take advantage after missing some great opportunities – including a penalty. This provided the impetus for Seattle to take the game through a brace from Nicolas Lodeiro – after Axel Sjoberg was sent off for the opponents.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

The recent run of form is in favour of Seattle, and they make the trip to the BC Place stadium after having won three of the last five away games against Vancouver Whitecaps. Even though Vancouver were able to comfortably dispatch San Jose in the recent match, Seattle will be looking to get something that would provide them with an advantage in the return leg. I would go with a draw in the game. Seattle have failed to score in two out of the last six away games, but they are coming up against a Vancouver outfit that has just two clean sheets at home in the last nine. I see great potential for this game to produce goals at both ends of the pitch.

Draw – 23/10

Both teams to score – 4/7

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

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Vancouver Whitecaps

AVG Goals

0.9

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)

Seattle Sounders FC Form Guide

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo

Seattle Sounders FC

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

30-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Sacramento Republic FC Team Logo Sacramento Republic FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Vancouver Whitecaps will be disappointed not to finish in the top two places of the Western Conference after slipping behind at the final stages. Yet, the club has begun a positive start to the knockout phases with a humongous win over San Jose Earthquakes. It puts them in a great spot ahead of a two legged semi-finals with Seattle Sounders. The match also showed the incredible attacking potential within Vancouver Whitecaps, who have only scored 50 goals in the 34 MLS 2017 matches. Fredy Montero is the leading scorer at the club with 14 goals.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

Matias Laba (cruciate ligament) and David Edgar (knee) are the long-term injuries for Vancouver whitecaps.

Seattle Sounders FC Preview

Seattle Sounders still remain in with a shout to defend the MLS title that they won last season. Even though the club have been receiving a fair number of scares in recent games, they have been able to come out on top by finding form at a crucial stage. A run of three wins in the last four games have propelled the club into the knockout and semi-finals. More importantly, Seattle have kept four clean sheets in the last six games. Clint Dempsey is the leading scorer for Seattle with 12 for the season.

Seattle Sounders FC Team News

Jordan Morris (hamstring), Brad Evans (back), Calum Mallace (thigh), and Gustav Svensson (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Seattle Sounders.

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

Seattle Sounders FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 Seattle Sounders FC Sidelined Players