FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
July 26, 2017
Sunday 30 July – Toyota Stadium – Major League Soccer
MLS Western Conference table toppers FC Dallas will be looking to extend their lead at the top against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Past meetings between the two sides gives very little away, as form is very even. In three fixtures, both sides have won a game each. The most recent meeting in June ended in a 1-1 draw.
FC Dallas have a clean bill of health ahead of the visit of the Canadian side, with key duo Roland Lamah and free scoring Maximiliano Urruti both fit and in good form.
The visitors are without two long term injury absentees ahead of Sunday’s game, otherwise they have a fully fit squad. Brett Levis and former Newcastle United and Burnley defender David Edgar have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season with knee ligament damage.
FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps Preview and Predictions
FC Dallas have been in very strong form in recent weeks. Oscar Pareja’s side have lost just one of their last eight MLS games, climbing to the top of the table in the process.
Consecutive wins against Eastern Conference leaders Toronto FC, DC United and the Montreal Impact have made the Texan side one of the league’s most in-form sides.
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ form has not been even close to this. Two wins and two losses in their last four MLS games outlines their inconsistency. Home advantage and form all point to a FC Dallas win, which is priced at 4/9. The Whitecaps are available at 11/2, with the draw at 7/2.
Despite facing a free flowing FC Dallas side, the Vancouver Whitecaps do carry plenty of forward threat themselves. After scoring four goals in their last three games, a both teams to score bet looks attractive at 8/11.
FC Dallas to win 3-1 at 11/1
Urruti is the leading scorer for FC Dallas, but they have plenty of attacking power in the team. They should cause real problems for a Vancouver side that has kept just one clean sheet in their last eight games.
Second half to be the highest scoring half at 21/20
The hosts have generally saved their goalscoring for the second period in recent games, with five of their last nine goals scored after half time. With the Whitecaps scoring three of their last five goals in the second half, this bet looks like a good option.