Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Prediction: Seattle Sounder will have home advantage in their upcoming match against Vancouver Whitecaps. The odds and prediction for this match also favors a win for the Whitecaps
The Major Soccer League 2022 has produced nail-biting football so far that has kept the fans on the edge of their seats. To enunciate this further, the top 3 in the Eastern Conference are covered by 6 points while the Western Conference’s top 4 are covered by 4 points.
Even though the clash between Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps has little effect on this formation, it is expected to change the order depending on who gets the win.
It’s clear in daylight that the Sounders have a head-to-head advantage as well as a home advantage but this also gives their opponents to attack from the word go.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Prediction: Recent Form
The Seattle Sounders have always been mid-table riders and the same tradition has continued in this season until now. Even though they have played out of their skins, they haven’t got the results they wanted so far.
They are struggling in 11th place with just 5 wins, a draw, and 6 losses in 12 appearances. In the last five outings, they secured three important triumphs against the likes of Charlotte, Minnesota, and Houston Dynamo but losses to San Jose and Colorado have bruised them deeply.
On the other hand, the Vancouver team has followed a similar suit with no momentum going their way after a month and a half of the games. But their recent exploits have provided them with a much-needed boost which in turn has kept them in the fray.
They have currently occupied the 10th spot in the table with 5 wins, 2 draws, 7 losses, and a negative goal difference of 8. In their last 3 outings, they have ousted their opponents, giving them a big chance when they play the Sounders.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 34: Sounders: 17 Vancouver: 7 Draw: 10
Recent Meeting: Sounders held Vancouver to a 1-1 draw on 7th November 2021.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Prediction: Defensive and Offensive Stats
Raul Ruidiaz will lead the Sounders’ attack and is the key person to take the side to an astounding victory. In addition to 3 goals and 6 assists, he has been exceptional in passing with a success of 78.6%.
Jordan Morris will join him whose strength is to create chances and to dribble exceptionally. He has so far scored 3 times along with an assist and has a high rating this season in addition to 6 shots on Target.
Ryan Gauld is the important striker as far as Whitecaps are concerned. His brace against Real Salt Lake got them across the line. He has 2 goals and 0 assists besides 2.4 shots per game but is the lone warrior in the lineup. He needs utmost support from
Brian White is rated highly in addition to 2 goals and 1.9 aerial duels but has to create additional opportunities against a reliable Seattle defense.
The quartet of Roldan, Gomez, Arreaga, and Tolo put up a show against Charlotte by conceding just once and as the responsibility of carrying a similar form against Vancouver.
Even though Xavier Arreaga has been their best defender, the Ecuador player has largely been underwhelming. The defender has 89.3% pass success, and 1 aerial won per game with an overall rating of 6.75.
Christian Makoun plays as the left center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 6.68. He enjoys 83.3% pass success and 1.8 clears per game so far along with 1.2 interceptions per game in 20 outings.
Vancouver’s defense has a huge task in hand to stop the opposition’s attack. Ranko Veselinovic is a center-back who is versatile and can counterattack very well.
The Serbian defender has 84.2% pass completion along with 6.7 clears per match which speaks of the effort he puts in the center.
Jake Nerwinski is very strong in controlling possession and giving important crosses. He has about 85.1% pass completion success, an average of 0.5 dribbles won per match along with 0.9 tackles and 1.3 clears every match.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction: Predicted Winner
The game between Sounders and Vancouver looks like a team in form taking on a battered side. FCTables has gone on to put Seattle’s side ahead of their opponents in this clash. They have got odds of 1.65 whereas the away side is behind with odds of 5.10.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has given a 55% chance to the Eastern conference while their fellow conference team has been given a mere 20% chance implying that the hosts hold a huge advantage.
According to Oddschecker, known for giving out the best odds have backed the home side to do well whereas things are currently on the backfoot for Whitecaps so far.