Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders MLS Betting Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders Prediction 4/21/2024

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-1) travel to face off against Seattle Sounders (1-3-3) on Sunday, April 21st. This match will be played at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Seattle Sounders is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 10:30 PM ET.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders

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Vancouver Whitecaps Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, despite playing at home and going into the match with a money line payout of +123. The four combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, the Whitecaps took a total of 19 shots and seven shots on goal. Brian White was the most active shooter for Vancouver, taking seven shots and scoring the only goal for his club. Ryan Gauld picked up the only assist for the Whitecaps, who also had 10 corner kicks.

Defensively, Yōhei Takaoka finished with two saves on the five shots on goal he faced. Overall, the Galaxy took 13 shots, and Vancouver’s defenders finished with four interceptions and three blocked shots.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are off to a solid start this season, going 4-2-1 through their first seven matches. They are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference, trailing only the Houston Dynamo. Vancouver has been strong on the road, going 2-0-0, but just 2-2-1 at home. Overall, they have been favored in five of their matches, going 2-2-1 in those contests. Following this match against the Seattle Sounders, they will hit the road again to take on the New York Red Bulls on April 27th.

Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Draw

The Seattle Sounders played to a draw in their last match, taking on FC Dallas. This match was played on the road, and even though they didn’t get the win, they were the slight favorite at +128 on the money line. The fact that no goals were scored fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Seattle’s offense was rather limited in their eight total shots and two shots on goal. Neither of these offensive categories reached the four-shot mark, and the club didn’t have an assist or a single shot on a penalty kick.

Defensively, the Sounders did a nice job of keeping FC Dallas off the scoreboard despite Dallas taking a total of 13 shots. Seattle’s defense blocked two shots and intercepted seven passes.

In the Western Conference, the Seattle Sounders are currently 12th, sitting just one point behind FC Dallas. Overall, the Sounders have a record of 1-3-3, and they have yet to win a match on the road. In their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, including a 5-0 win over CF Montréal. Following this match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, they will head on the road to take on D.C. United SC on April 27th.

Vancouver Whitecaps Offense Breakdown

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been the most potent offensive team in the MLS this season, averaging 2.1 goals per match. Brian White is their top scorer, ranking 32nd in the league with three goals. Ryan Gauld is second on the team with two goals and leads the club in shots on goal. The Whitecaps have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches and have a passing percentage of 83.8%, which is seventh in the league.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

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The Seattle Sounders have been an above-average offensive team this season, ranking 18th in the MLS with 1.3 goals per match. They have been successful in getting shots on goal, ranking 14th in the league in that category. They have also been able to generate corner kicks, ranking 10th in the MLS. In fact, they have had more corners than their opponents in 71.4% of their matches. Raúl Ruidíaz is the team’s top scorer, ranking 8th in the MLS with four goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 3rd in the league. He is also the team’s leader in assists, with one on the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defense Breakdown

Yōhei Takaoka and the Vancouver Whitecaps’ defense have been up and down this season. They come into this match against the Seattle Sounders, who have the 18th ranked offense in the MLS, having given up eight goals over their last five matches (1.6 per match). However, they did have a clean sheet against the 25th ranked Toronto FC offense on April 6th. Overall, they are 12th in goals allowed per match at 1.3. Takaoka is 15th in clean sheets this season with two.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Seattle Sounders’ defense is coming off a shutout performance against FC Dallas, who is 28th in the league in scoring. Overall, they are 6th in the league in goals allowed, giving up an average of 1.0 goals per match. Stefan Frei is 16th in the league with two clean sheets, and he is 33rd in saves with nine. However, he has not faced a top-10 scoring offense since March 31st when they gave up one goal to the Los Angeles Galaxy, who is 2nd in scoring. Overall, they are 20th in interceptions and 27th in fouls committed.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders Prediction

Even though the Sounders are at home, we have this match between the Whitecaps and Sounders ending in a 1-1 draw. Coming into the match, Vancouver is one of the top scoring teams in the MLS, while the Sounders are 6th in goals allowed. Our projections are giving Raúl Ruidíaz the best chance to score a goal for the Sounders. As for Vancouver, Ryan Gauld is being given the best odds to score.

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