Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday 29th July 2018
Kick off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: BC Place (Vancouver).
Vancouver Whitecaps have fallen to 9th place in the Western conference and yet they still have a chance for the play offs. But their form has hit a wall and they have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
They have conceded 12 goals in those 5 games too, and defence has certainly been an issue with the team. They will be hoping that a return to home can get them back on track. They have lost just 1 game in their past five at home and form is certainly with the side when they play in front of their home fans.
Minnesota United are in 7th place and just two points from the play offs. They are in brilliant form coming into this game having won their last 3 matches in a row. This includes destroying Los Angeles FC who are in 2nd place, 5-1.
Critics will argue that all of their latest 3 wins have come at home. Away lies the damning truth and Minnesota has the worst away record in the conference. From 9 games played they have won 1 and lost 8. They are conceding almost 3 goals a game. This team just can’t seem to perform away from home.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United: Head to Head
The clubs have only played each other 3 times in the proper MLS. With one win each and a draw.
The last time the teams played in Vancouver, the home team won 3-0.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United: Prediction
Minnesota have been in such a rich vein of form that it seems odd that they are so poor away. We will give them some credit here and whilst we don’t want to back them we will go with the goal market instead. We should see an open game with goals as both defences can be quite leaky.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals at 2.10.