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Vancouver Whitecaps meet San Jose Earthquakes in Saturday’s MLS fixture.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Vancouver Whitecaps will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-0 Canadian Championship victory vs Valour.
In their last six games, Vanni Sartini's Vancouver Whitecaps have found the net a total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.
San Jose Earthquakes
Previously, San Jose Earthquakes drew 2-2 in the Open Cup match with Seattle Sounders FC.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful matches, goals have been scored 24 times in the previous 6 games in which San Jose Earthquakes have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 4 goals each meeting. Opposition teams have hit 10 of this grand total. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will be maintained in this upcoming match or not.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 16/07/2020, there has been little between the sides with Vancouver Whitecaps winning 2 of those games, San Jose Earthquakes 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 for Caps and 9 being from Quakes. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was MLS match day 42 on 24/10/2021 when it ended San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps.
That day, San Jose Earthquakes had 64% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Benji Kikanovic (60').
On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Bruno Gaspar (53') scored.
The match was refereed by Marcos de Oliveira.
Team News: Vancouver Whitecaps
Caio Alexandre (Foot surgery) and Thomas Hasal (Finger Injury) won’t be able to feature for Vancouver Whitecaps gaffer Vanni Sartini.
It seems likely that Caps could employ a 3-5-2 formation for this game with Cody Cropper, Erik Fernando Godoy, Ranko Veselinovic, Jakob Nerwinski, Javain Brown, Russell Teibert, Ryan Gauld, Sebastian Berhalter, Cristian Dájome, Lucas Cavallini and Brian White.
Team News: San Jose Earthquakes
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness issue for the San Jose Earthquakes manager Matías Almeyda to be concerned about. George Asomani (Hip Injury) won’t be playing here.
We are inclined to think that Quakes could decide to elect for a 4-1-4-1 formation, giving starts to JT Marcinkowski, Paul Marie, Nathan Cardoso, Francisco Calvo, Marcos López, Eric Remedi, Cristian Espinoza, Jan Gregus, Benjamin Kikanovic, Cade Cowell and Jeremy Ebobisse.
San Jose Earthquakes have it within them to put one past this Vancouver Whitecaps side, but it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Vancouver Whitecaps when all is said and done. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BC Place (22,120)
Captain: Russell Teibert
Chairman: Jeff Mallett
Manager: Vanni Sartini
Competitions: Canadian Championship (Preliminary round), MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)