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Saturday’s MLS schedule will see Vancouver Whitecaps against Houston Dynamo.
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Vancouver Whitecaps will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 0-1 MLS loss in their previous game against Houston Dynamo.
In that match, Vancouver Whitecaps had 50% possession and 21 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vancouver Whitecaps was Javain Brown (87'). At the other end, Nashville got 18 shots at goal with 3 on target. Teal Bunbury (17') was the scorer for Nashville.
Vancouver Whitecaps haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 7 during that period while also conceding a total of 11. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
In a total of 6 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Houston Dynamo, at least three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game within that time is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Houston Dynamo standing at 1.17.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 16/03/2019 tells us that Vancouver Whitecaps have won 1 of these & Houston Dynamo 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A total of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Caps and 8 belonging to Orange Crush. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was MLS match day 4 on 12/03/2022 when it finished Houston Dynamo 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps.
On that day, Houston Dynamo managed 59% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Darwin Quintero (33', 50').
On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps had 17 shots at goal with 2 on target. Lucas Cavallini (14') was the scorer.
The referee was Pierre-Luc Lauziere.
Team News: Vancouver Whitecaps
Déiber Caicedo (Knee Surgery), Luís Martins (Calf Injury), Sebastian Berhalter (Fractured Foot) and Thomas Hasal (Corona virus) will not be taking part for Vancouver Whitecaps boss Vanni Sartini.
It’s our opinion that Caps could opt for a 3-2-2-2-1 system for the game, handing starts to Cody Cropper, Javain Brown, Ranko Veselinovic, Tristan Blackmon, Julian Gressel, Ryan Raposo, Russell Teibert, Leonard Owusu, Pedro Vite, Ryan Gauld and Tosaint Ricketts.
Team News: Houston Dynamo
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Houston Dynamo manager Paulo Nagamura does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Orange Crush will likely make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Steve Clark, Zarek Valentin, Tim Parker, Daniel Steres, Sam Junqua, Hector Herrera, Darwin Ceren, Fabrice Picault, Carlos Ferreira, Thor Ulfarsson and C. Darwin Quintero.
We’re of the opinion that Houston Dynamo should be able to break down this Vancouver Whitecaps outfit, although it probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 win for Vancouver Whitecaps by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BC Place (22,120)
Captain: Russell Teibert
Chairman: Jeff Mallett
Manager: Vanni Sartini
Competitions: Canadian Championship (Final), MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)