Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Betting Prediction

Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction 3/23/2024

Real Salt Lake (1-2-1) travel to face off against Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-1) on Saturday, March 23rd. This match will be played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Whitecaps is coming off a win in their previous match, while Real Salt Lake will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Real Salt Lake Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Real Salt Lake will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they lost, their money line payout was -136. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Emeka Eneli was the only player for Real Salt Lake to score, and he needed just one shot to find the net. Carlos Gomez was the only player for the club to finish with multiple shots, and as a whole, they took four shots on goal while taking nine shots overall.

On the defensive end, Real Salt Lake didn’t give up a single corner kick while blocking three shots. Gavin Beavers finished with five saves on Colorado’s six shots on goal. Despite his five saves, the two goals allowed were enough for him to be on the losing end.

Real Salt Lake heads out on the road to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. So far this season, Real Salt Lake has a record of 1-2-1, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-1-1, but have a win at home. Overall, they have been the underdog in three of their four matches. After this match, they will return home to take on St. Louis City SC on Sunday, March 31st. Over their last four matches, Real Salt Lake has gone 1-2-1.

Vancouver Whitecaps Is Coming Off A Win

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over FC Dallas. This win came on the road, and they went into the match as the +210 underdog. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Three different players scored a goal for the Whitecaps, and Fafà Picault and Brian White both found the net on their only shot and on target. Mathías Laborda was the third player to score, with Vancouver finishing with three shots on target overall.

On the defensive end, the Whitecaps intercepted 12 passes and blocked one shot. Yōhei Takaoka picked up the win in net, making two saves on FC Dallas’ three total shots on goal.

Through three matches, the Vancouver Whitecaps have yet to lose, going 2-0-1. Their two wins have come on the road, while their draw was at home against Charlotte FC. Overall, they are in 2nd place in the Western Conference, tied with the Portland Timbers and CF Montréal with seven points. After this match, they will return home to take on the Timbers on Sunday, March 31st.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake has scored 1.2 goals per match this season, which is 13th in the MLS. Carlos Gómez is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net twice this season, which is 12th in the league. Cristian Arango has also scored twice this season and is 14th in the MLS in shots on goal. As a team, Real Salt Lake is 25th in the league in shots on goal and 14th in corners. Their passing percentage is 24th in the league at 80.2%.

Vancouver Whitecaps Offense Breakdown

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have been scoring at a rate of 2.0 goals per match this season, which is 7th in the MLS. Alessandro Schöpf is the team’s top scorer, and he is also 1st on the club in shots on goal. Ryan Raposo is the team’s leader in assists and is also 1st on the club in goals scored. This season, the Whitecaps are 18th in the MLS in passing percentage, 19th in corners, and 21st in shots on goal.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been up and down to start the season, but they are coming off a match where they allowed just one goal to the 19th ranked offense in the league. Overall, they are 13th in goals allowed, giving up 1.2 goals per match. Zac MacMath is 5th in MLS with one clean sheet, and he is 8th in saves. As a team, they are 4th in blocked shots and 8th in interceptions. However, they are 16th in fouls committed.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defense Breakdown

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been solid on defense this season, allowing just 0.7 goals per match, which is 5th in the MLS. However, they are 28th in blocked shots and 21st in clean sheets. They will be facing a Real Salt Lake offense that is 13th in goals scored. Yōhei Takaoka is the top goalkeeper for the Whitecaps, and he has made three starts, recording one clean sheet and eight saves.

Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction

Given that Vancouver comes in with the edge on defense, we see this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with the payout at +285. Looking at our projections, both teams are taking advantage of their above-average shooting percentages, but they are also both below average in shots on goal. Our projections have Ryan Gauld as the top goal-scoring threat for Vancouver, while Cristian Arango has the best chance to score for Real Salt Lake.

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