Vancouver claimed their first victory of the campaign in their last home fixture against LA Galaxy and it may prove prudent to side with the hosts again when the Seattle Sounders visit BC Place. The visitors are yet to win on the road this season but just one defeat in their last five league games mean yet another draw could be on the cards.
At the time of writing, the Whitecaps will head into the clash as slender favourites. You can back the hosts at 11/8 with bet365 and punters may be keen to back another triumph after the previous success against Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the draw will be popular with some bettors – the 23/10 available with Winner Sports will certainly tempt a few ahead of the clash. For those who fancy the away side to secure a shock win, the same firm are going 2/1 for a Seattle triumph as they look to continue their resurgence.
Vancouver have struggled to keep clean sheets this season, recording just one in their five league games so far, and goals could be on the cards. Bettors who love to back both teams to score can get 10/13 with 10Bet and that has landed in three of the last four contests involving these two teams.
At the other end of the spectrum, a damp squib could be in prospect – especially as neither side has lit the league up in terms of attacking performances as of yet. The goalless draw is available at 8/1 with Betway and it might be worth looking at that for a bit of value.
Individual goal scorers
Without a shadow of a doubt, Freddy Montero is Vancouver’s main man when it comes to scoring the goals. He has bagged just once so far this campaign but the Colombia forward will click into life at some point and he could find joy against Seattle’s shaky defensive unit this weekend. As of April 12th, he is 9/2 to open the scoring with Bet365.
However, a small stake on Vancouver midfielder Matias Laba to score for the second home game in a row is worth considering. He notched a brace against LA Galaxy and is well priced at 6/1 with Bet365 to score at any point during Saturday’s clash.
The visitors will rely on the evergreen Clint Dempsey to lead the line. The former Fulham star scored a hat-trick for the national team last month and six goals in seven games for club and country suggests he is in fine form. At 2/1 to score anytime with bet365, he is well worth backing in this contest.
Other Side bets
This is where research pays off. Take two minutes to do a quick search ahead of this contest and what do we find? Goals.Lots of goals. EVEN money with 888Sport for over 2.5 goals is printing money – this has landed in five out of the last six encounters between Seattle and Vancouver. If you are excepting a hatful of strikes, 5/2 for over 3.5 goals with bet365 is a great price.
Correctly picking a correct score is always a lottery but a slender victory with goals is more than likely. Vancouver have home advantage and that could prove crucial in determining the final outcome; a 2-1 home win is an industry-best 9/1 with 10Bet and plenty of punters may opt for that score on Saturday.
Vancouver will be looking to build on their previous home win against LA Galaxy whilst the visitors may settle for another draw. If Seattle try to sit back and counter, the Whitecaps may eventually make that all-important breakthrough. Once that happens, the goals may flow.
- Over 2.5 goals @ EVEN MONEY with 888Sport
- Both teams to score @ 10/13 with 10Bet
- Vancouver to win @ 11/8 with Bet365