Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles Prediction 5/12/2024

Vancouver Whitecaps (5-2-3) travel to face off against Los Angeles (4-4-3) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Vancouver Whitecaps is coming off a draw while Los Angeles is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles

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Vancouver Whitecaps Is Coming Off A Draw

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw in their last match. This match was played at home and despite not getting the win, they had a solid overall performance. Going into the match, they were the heavy favorite at -165, and the two combined goals fell short of the line of 2.5 goals.

Vancouver’s offense was aggressive with their attack, taking a total of 24 shots and six shots on goal. They also had 11 corner kicks, compared to just two for their opponent. Despite these advantages, though, they were unable to find the back of the net a single time.

On the defensive end, the Whitecaps didn’t allow a goal on Austin FC’s four total shots or one shot on goal. They blocked a total of seven shots and intercepted five passes. This strong overall effort by the defense helped Vancouver avoid the loss, despite their offense coming up short.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are in the midst of a two-match draw streak as they head to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy. Overall, they are 5-2-3, which has them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have been solid on the road, going 3-0-1, while they are just 2-2-2 at home. Over their last seven matches, they are 3-2-2. Following this match, they will head to Colorado to take on the Rapids on May 16th.

Los Angeles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Los Angeles will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. This match was played on the road, and going into the game, they had a money line payout of +104. The four combined goals were just above the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

The offense took a total of 17 shots and seven shots on goal, with Cristian Olivera being the most active player on the club with six shots. Olivera scored the only goal for Los Angeles and took half of the club’s total shots on goal.

On the defensive end, things were a bit rough for Los Angeles, as they allowed three goals on just three shots on goal for the Earthquakes. One of these goals was a defensive own goal, and Hugo Lloris finished with just one save.

Through 11 matches, Los Angeles has a record of 4-4-3, which has them sitting in 7th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-4-1, but have been strong at home, going 4-0-2. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, with their only win coming against the 12th-ranked Portland Timbers. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on St. Louis City SC on Thursday, May 16th.

Vancouver Whitecaps Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been the fourth-most prolific scoring team in the MLS, averaging 1.8 goals per match. Brian White has been their top scorer, finding the net five times, which is 15th in the league. Ryan Gauld has been their leader in shots on goal, with 11, and he has scored three times. Ryan Raposo has been their top playmaker, as his three assists are 26th in the MLS.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

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Denis Bouanga is the top scorer for Los Angeles this season, and his six goals are the most on the team and seventh in MLS. He also leads Los Angeles in shots on goal, with 20, which is fourth in the league. Overall, Los Angeles is eighth in the league in goals per match, and they are first in shots on goal per match. They are also second in the league in corners, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 72.7% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 21st in the league.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps’ defense has been playing well, allowing just one goal per match over their last six matches. However, it should be noted that they did give up three goals to the Galaxy back on April 14th. Overall, they are 5th in goals allowed this season. Keeper Yōhei Takaoka is 14th in saves and has four clean sheets, which is 4th in MLS.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Los Angeles defense is struggling, as they are 23rd in goals allowed per match (1.7). Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 1.8 goals per match. This includes giving up three goals to the San Jose Earthquakes, who are 11th in scoring. Overall, they are 12th in blocked shots and interceptions per match. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is 14th in clean sheets this season (2).

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles Prediction

Our prediction for this Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles matchup in the MLS is to take Los Angeles on the money line at -180. Looking at our projections, we have Los Angeles’ Kei Kamara as the top projected goal scorer for the match. Coming into the game, Los Angeles is 8th in goals scored and 1st in shots on goal. They are also taking on a Vancouver club that is 23rd in goals allowed and 24th in blocked shots.

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