Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps Pick
Los Angeles FC to win (over 2.5 goals)
Los Angeles FC are the favorites going into their game against Vancouver Whitecaps and should pick up a comfortable win. The Canadian team will have a difficult time against them. They’re the best team.
Based on the respective forms, we believe the home side will win. We expect more than 2.5 goals. LAFC will likely control the pace and keep the score clean.
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Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps. Prediction
Los Angeles FC has made an undefeated start to this league.
They are on a winning streak and have no CONCACAF Champions League matches to play. The players will feel well-rested. They are also undefeated in 9 of their last 10 MLS matches and currently top the Eastern Conference with 7 points from 3 games.
On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps have yet to win, and they’ve lost two of three matches. They are currently at the bottom in the Western Conference. They have had a terrible start to the season, which could get worse when they face LAFC on Sunday. They have won only 2 of their last 20 away games in the MLS.
LAFC will dominate possession and have more goals attempts than the other teams.
Los Angeles Fc’s Unbeaten Season Could Go On
Steven Cherundolo is pleased with how his team started the season. However, they can’t afford to relax. Although it appears like another win for LAFC, Cherundolo must motivate his team to succeed.
Carlos Vela’s hat-trick kicked things off in the 2022 MLS season for LAFC this season. He was quick to get going and took advantage of his chances against Colorado Rapids. However, he hasn’t scored since. He has been disappointing by his own standards and is determined to score again.
Last time at home, despite having nearly 70 percent of the possession and 25 attempts at goal, LAFC could only salvage a draw against Portland Timbers in the final seconds of the game. Yimmi Chara’s overhead goal gave the Timbers a surprising lead at Banc of California Stadium. The away team sat down deep afterwards.
They looked set to take all three points until Mamadou Fall popped up with the equalizer in the 93rd minute to get LAFC a point from the game. Brian Rodriguez placed the ball on a plate and let the defender pass right in front.
LAFC rebounded with a solid performance and won all three points at the Inter Miami CF Stadium. Kwadwo Ooku gave the away team a crucial lead right before the half-time break, while Ismael Tajouri Shiradi secured the victory in the second period.
Vancouver Whitecaps Need a Magical Moment to Turn Things Around
The Vancouver Whitecaps is one of six teams yet to win in MLS.
The Canadian team has yet to display a strong pitch performance and they know they must turn the tide before it’s too late. It won’t come easy against LAFC.
Vanni Tartini’s team was beaten 4-0 by Columbus Crew on the Lower.com Field. Crew failed to score a goal and neither did the away team. The home team took the lead at halftime thanks to Miguel Berry and Derrick Etienne Junior. However, Lucas Zelarayan scored late and Luis Diaz got the win. Jakob Nerwinski was also sent home for the Whitecaps.
Things improved slightly when the Whitecaps faced New York City FC, the reigning champions. Sartini urged his players to not attack too heavily and leave open areas behind. Instead, he got them to play back on the counter.
They did not score but displayed a great back display to win a critical point against a powerful team. NYCFC could not break the defense despite dominating the game with 70 percent of the possession and taking 19 shots at goal. The Whitecaps did manage to score a goal on the attack and Sean Johnson made a stop to preserve his clean sheet.
The draw was a boost to the players’ confidence and they continued to bravely display their skills at Houston Dynamo but were eventually exposed again at the back. They took an early lead through Lucas Cavallini in the 14th minute but could not get the three points. Dynamos won 2-1 with Darwin Quintero scoring goals in each half.
Sartini is looking to put on a strong performance, even though it’s only one point at this stage. They could also opt for defensive play.
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How to Watch Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps Teams Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps Location Bank of California Stadium Time Sunday, March 20 at 10pm EST How to watch TSN1, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, KCOP 13, Estrella TV