Revolution vs. Whitecaps
|Date & Time||Saturday May 26, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Revolution -105 / Whitecaps +288 / Draw +269 -- Over/Under: 3
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New England Revolution meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at the BC Place.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC enters this match with an overall record of 4-5-4, a 2-1-3 record at home and a 2-4-1 record on the road. Vancouver Whitecaps FC has produced a draw in each of its last three matches and has earned points in five of its six home matches overall this season. Vancouver Whitecaps FC need to take advantage of their home games given that this club is very challenged on the offensive end and is actually being outscored by 0.6 goals on average this season. If it wasn’t for Kamara doing all of the heavy lifting and playing a great deal of minutes, Vancouver currently wouldn’t be sitting in a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kei Kamara leads Vancouver with four goals, Felipe Martins has five assists and Anthony Blondell has 17 shots.
New England Revolution enters this match with an overall record of 5-4-2, a 2-4-1 record at home and a 1-2-1 record on the road. New England Revolution have earned points in three of their last five matches and now look for some success on the road where they’re being outscored by 0.5 goals on average. New England Revolution have proven to be one of the better defensive clubs in the East this season, allowing just 1.4 goals per game on average and pitching three shutouts. On the road, however, New England Revolution is allowing two goals per match and allowed four goals in a loss to Montreal in their last road game. New England has the scoring depth to be a very dangerous team down the stretch, it’s just a matter of consistency with this team. Teal Bunbury leads New England with five goals, Wilfried Zahibo has four assists and Cristian Penilla has 30 shots.
The last five meetings between these clubs have been split at 2-1-2 with New England winning the most recent match 1-0 last August. New England has won the last two matches against Vancouver. Three of the five meetings have produced at lease three goals.
Both of these teams have had consistency issues, as Vancouver lacks multiple players who can find the back of the net, while New England is a proven defensive team that usually shows up at that end regardless of where they play. Instead of picking which one of these teams can find a positive result, I’m leaning toward the under. Goals should be tough to come by for both sides.