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Prediction: Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, MLS 22 Jun 2023

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Prediction: Los Angeles FC to win 3-0

Best Odds: 10/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Los Angeles FC and Vancouver Whitecaps will lock horns with each there in Major League Soccer this coming weekend. The match between Steve Cherundolo’s side and Vanni Sartini’s team will be held at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California and is scheduled to kick off at 3:30am UK time on Sunday.

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC have been superb in Major League Soccer so far this season and have been arguably the best team in the division. Under head coach Steve Cherundolo, the Falcons have been flying high, and the signs are that they could do even betterthan last season. In the 2022 MLS campaign, Los Angeles FC won the Western Conference and eventually beat the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Cup final to clinch the title.

The Black and Gold are at the top of the Major League Soccer Western Conference table at the moment with 32 points from 17 matches. Los Angeles FC are three points above second-placed St. Louis City FC, who have played 18 games, while the Seattle Sounders in third have picked up 28 points from 18 games.

Los Angeles FC will head into the Major League Soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend on the back of a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders at home in MLS. It came after a 2-1 victory over the Sporting Kansas City away from home in the league and followed a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Houston Dynamo in front of their own fans.

Team News:

Former Leeds United attacking midfielder Mateusz Bogusz will start for Los Angeles FC. Denil Maldonado should start in defence, while Mahala Opoku should also be included in the starting lineup. John McCarthy will continue to be in goal for the home team.

Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps ended up ninth in the Major League Soccer Western Conference table last season, and it does look like that they will fare better this time around. The Blue-and-White did not qualify for the 2022 MLS playoffs, but it is now possible for them to do so this time around.

Vanni Sartini’s side are ninth in the Major League Soccer Western Conference table at the moment with 22 points from 17 matches. They are in the playoffs zone at the moment, however only for the Wild Card round. They need to do much better to end up in the top seven. Right now, the Vancouver Whitecaps are four points behind seventh-placed the Real Salt Lake.

The Vancouver Whitecaps will head into the Major League Soccer match against Los Angeles FC away from home this weekend on the back of a 1-1 draw with Cincinnati in MLS. That home draw followed a 2-1 victory over Montreal in front of their own fans and came after a 1-1 draw with the Sporting Kansas City.

Team News:

Yohei Takaoka will start for the Vancouver Whitecaps, and so should Ali Ahmed. Luis Martins, Mathias Laborda, Adrian Cubas and Ryan Gauld will be including in the visiting team’s starting lineup as well. Isaac Boehmer, Matteo Campagna, Pedro Vice and Simon Becker will start the Major League Soccer game for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Los Angeles FC away from home on the substitutes’ bench.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Los Angeles FC have scored 26 goals in 17 Major League Soccer matches this season.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have scored 27 goals in 17 Major League Soccer matches this season.
  • Los Angeles FC have conceded 16 goals in 17 Major League Soccer games this campaign.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have conceded 21 goals in 17 Major League Soccer games this season.
  • Los Angeles FC have won 9 out of 17 Major League Soccer matches this campaign.

Conclusion

Los Angeles FC have been the best team in Major League Soccer so far this season, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. While the Vancouver Whitecaps are a decent team, they will be away from home for this particular game. It is hard to see anything but a win for Los Angeles FC.

Prediction: Los Angeles FC to win 3-0

Best Odds: 10/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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