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It’s almost time for MLS action happening on Sunday as Vancouver Whitecaps come up against Seattle Sounders FC.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps v Seattle Sounders FC tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Vancouver Whitecaps fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 3-0 MLS victory against Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that game, Vancouver Whitecaps managed 32% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Vancouver Whitecaps, goals were scored by Ryan Gauld (57'), Pedro Vite (68') and Tosaint Ricketts (86'). For their opponents, Los Angeles Galaxy had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Vancouver Whitecaps have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opponents during their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Vancouver Whitecaps have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 10.
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC go into this game following on from a 3-0 MLS win over Austin FC in their most recent match.
In that match, Seattle Sounders FC had 54% possession and 5 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Seattle Sounders FC was Raúl Ruidíaz (12', 34'). At the other end, Austin FC got 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Ruben Gabrielsen (68' Own goal) scored for Austin FC.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Seattle Sounders FC have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Seattle Sounders FC have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve seen 11 goals go into their own net. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 04/10/2020 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Vancouver Whitecaps. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Seattle Sounders FC have been dominant against them, winning in 67 per cent of those ties.
A sum of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Caps and 16 coming from The Sounders. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was MLS match day 13 on 15/06/2022 when the final score was Seattle Sounders FC 4-0 Vancouver Whitecaps.
That time, Seattle Sounders FC managed 56% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Nicolás Lodeiro (5'), Raúl Ruidíaz (28', 54') and Alex Roldan (89').
For their opponents, Vancouver Whitecaps got 10 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Lukasz Szpala.
Team News: Vancouver Whitecaps
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Vancouver Whitecaps gaffer Vanni Sartini to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Déiber Caicedo (Knee Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC boss Brian Schmetzer has to choose a team with limited availability. Obed Vargas (Back Injury), João Paulo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Cristian Roldán (Groin Surgery) can’t be considered.
In our opinion, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps could both end up scoring at least one each in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating the two teams.
While there should be goals at both ends, it’s too close to call. We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 2-2 at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ 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)