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LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Preview

04 Jun | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Preview

The 10/3 priced away side’s counter attacking style can see them gain all three points at the StabHub Center

With a highly impressive 23 points from 14 games, the Vancouver Whitecaps sit proudly in 2nd place of the Western Conference table, and will be keen not to relinquish this standing when they travel to play their more illustrious LA Galaxy opponents. Whilst the Galaxy may be a bigger name in world football, they are certainly not currently playing the better football of the two teams, and at 5/6 offer no value at all in this fixture.

Whitecaps manager, Carl Robinson, has encouraged his team to play disciplined football this season, and this has statistically reflected in his side keeping clean sheets in 67% of their away fixtures – a league record. Kendall Watson and Jordan Harvey have been rocks at the back for the Whitecaps, and if the pair can keep up their good form they should be far too strong for a blunt Galaxy attack that has averaged just one goal per game.

Despite having a miserable head to head record over the years against Galaxy, this defensive prowess was seen in their last meeting, when the Whitecaps recorded a comprehensive 2-0 victory in April.

On that day the Whitecaps sat back and counter attacked using the pace of Farelo and Mattocks against a notoriously slow Galaxy backline. The pair have 9 goals between them this season, and will be key to the tactics Robinson implements on Sunday. Galaxy’s vulnerability to the counter attack has been illustrated through them losing over 50% of the games where they have had more possession than the opposition this season.

Between them both teams have scored over 2.5 goals in just 37% of their games, so Sundays encounter is unlikely to be a goal fest. What the game may lack in entertainment can be made up in betting value, as the Whitecaps tactical style combined with superior form and confidence makes their 10/3 price an excellent bet.

Recommended Bets:

Vancouver Whitecaps – 10/3

Under 2.5 goals – 3/4

Rivero Falero anytime scorer – ODDS

D.Mattocks anytime scorer – ODDS