Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake: Preview and Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Kick-off: 3:30 UK Time
Venue: BC Place Stadium (Vancouver).

Vancouver Whitecaps will welcome Real Salt Lake at home in the early hours of Thursday as both teams hope to get back to winning ways.

The Whitecaps are currently winless in their last 2 games, and they enter this game from a 2-2 home draw against Colarado Rapids, they have won just once in their last six games, drawn two and lost 3.

While playing at home, the Whitecaps have lost just one of their last 6 home games, won 2 and drawn 3. They are 4 points below their visitors and they hope for a win to shorten the gap.

The Lakers also enter the game from a 3-game win-less streak which comprises of a loss and 2 draws. They lost 5 of their 18 games this season and won 8. On the road they have a very poor form, losing 4 of the last 6 games and winning in 2.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)

Ousted – Harvey, Parker, Jacobson, Smith – Teibert, Laba – Techera, Morales, Bolanos – Hurtado.

Real Salt Lake: Predicted line up (4-3-3)

Rimando – Wingert, Glad, Maund, Beltran – Beckermann, Morales, Sunny – Plata, Movsisyan, Phillips.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake: Head-to-Head

  • Vancouver Whitecaps have dominated their recent ties, they have won 5 of their last 5 meetings.
  • In total Vancouver Whitecaps had won 6 and lost 5 out of the last 11 games against Real Salt Lake.
  • The last 3 home games of the Whitecaps against the Lakers ended in victories.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake: Predictions

Both teams are in a bad shape and thus non of them are the favourites in this game, nevertheless, I expect the game to shift a little to the home side with their recent dominance over the Lakers.

I predict a win or a drawn for the home side.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake: Tips

1. Home team win
2. Over 1.5 goals