Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Betting prediction

MLS Toronto vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction 4/6/2024

Toronto (3-2-1) travel to face off against Vancouver Whitecaps (3-1-1) on Saturday, April 6th. This match will be played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Whitecaps is coming off a win in their previous match, while Toronto will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Toronto vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Toronto Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Toronto hosted Sporting Kansas City but came up short by a score of 3-1. This match took place in Toronto, and they were the slight favorite at +155. The four combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 5.5 goals.

Toronto’s only goal came from Jonathan Osorio, who scored on his only shot attempt. Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty finished the game without a goal but took two shots and was one of five different players to take a shot for Toronto.

On the defensive end, Toronto allowed a total of 17 shots, with six being on target. Luka Gavran made six saves while allowing three goals. The Toronto defense had a total of four blocked shots while the midfielders finished with 14 interceptions.

In the Eastern Conference, Toronto is currently 5th, just one point behind both Inter Miami CF and the Houston Dynamo. Overall, Toronto has a record of 3-2-1, and they have gone 1-1-1 on the road. Over their last three matches, Toronto has gone just 1-2, with their only win coming against Atlanta United FC. Following this match against Vancouver, Toronto will be on the road once again, as they will take on Charlotte FC on Saturday, April 13th.

Vancouver Whitecaps Is Coming Off A Win

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers. Heading into that match, they were +104 on the money line, and the five combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

Vancouver’s offensive attack was spread out, with three different players finding the net. Fafà Picault and Ryan Gauld both finished with one goal and one assist, and Ryan Raposo scored on his only shot attempt.

On the defensive end, the Whitecaps didn’t give up a goal to the Timbers’ attack, which had four shots on goal. Overall, Yōhei Takaoka made two saves on the four shots he faced. The Whitecaps’ defenders intercepted eight passes and finished with just one block.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are off to a strong start this season, going 3-1-1 through their first five matches. They are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference, tied with Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United with 10 points. So far, they have been solid on the road, going 2-0, but have struggled to find consistency at home, going 1-1-1. Their last match was a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers on March 31st. After this match vs. Toronto, they will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at home on April 14th.

Toronto Offense Breakdown

The Toronto offense has been average this season, scoring 1.0 goals per match, which is 24th in the MLS. Lorenzo Insigne is the leading scorer for Toronto this season, finding the back of the net twice, which is 39th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 65th in the MLS. Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty is the team’s leader in assists, with one on the season, which is 106th in the league. Overall, Toronto is 15th in the MLS in passing percentage.

Vancouver Whitecaps Offense Breakdown

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have been one of the more efficient offenses in the MLS this season, scoring 2.0 goals per match, which is fourth in the league. Fafà Picault has been their top scorer this season, finding the back of the net twice, which is 45th in the MLS. Ryan Gauld has been their leader in shots on goal, with six, and he has scored one goal this season, which is 143rd in the league.

Toronto Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto’s defense is currently 5th in MLS in goals allowed per match at 0.8. However, they have given up three goals in their last match against Sporting Kansas City, who is 14th in scoring. Overall, they are 13th in fouls per match and 14th in interceptions. Keeper Luka Gavran is 10th in clean sheets with two and 11th in saves with 19.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Toronto, the Vancouver Whitecaps’ defense is 12th in MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. They are coming off a match against the Portland Timbers where they gave up two goals. However, they did have a clean sheet against the San Jose Earthquakes earlier this season. Overall, they have just one clean sheet this season. Yōhei Takaoka is 24th in MLS with one clean sheet and 20th in saves with 13.

Toronto vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction

With the Vancouver Whitecaps coming in as the better offensive team, as they are 4th in goals scored and 2nd in shooting percentage, we like them to pick up a 2-0 win over Toronto. Ryan Gauld is our top projected goal scorer for Vancouver, and he has the best odds to score a goal overall. Look for Vancouver to take advantage of a Toronto defense that is 5th in goals allowed.

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