Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 07.07.2019

Last time out, Los Angeles FC (LAFC) exploded back to life with a 5-1 thrashing of Sporting KC. It represented the franchise’s third league fixture in four where they have netted in each half en-route to victory, while netting (at least) the first two match goals.
LAFC are also unbeaten in eight MLS home games (W7, D1). The last four of those victories have seen LAFC win the first half with a clean sheet, and if taking own goals and penalties out of the equation, April remains the last time LAFC conceded a goal at home in the MLS.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC cross the border winless in four MLS outings (D3, L1). Though that is somewhat grim reading, it is worth noting that the last two draws in that sequence ended 2-2, with Vancouver coming from 2-0 down to draw on both occasions.
Poetically, Vancouver are also winless in four MLS away matches (D3, L1). Slow starts to the second half shoulder much of the blame here, with three of the last four goals conceded by Vancouver in that sequence flying in within 15 minutes of the restart.
Players to watch: Three of Carlos Vela’s last four home goals for LAFC have served to give his side a two-goal lead.
In addition to scoring in both of Vancouver’s last two draws, Yordy Reyna netted a penalty on his last league visit to this part of Los Angeles.
Stat attack: Overall, LAFC’s MLS home record against Canadian franchises stands at: W1, D1, with both seeing them lead in a first half that has produced exactly three goals.
As they did in their last MLS away game, Vancouver came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in their first visit here (Oct 2018).
Vancouver have scored between the 16th-30th minute in two of their three MLS meetings with LAFC.

Head-to-head matches: Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps

18.04.19 MLS Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles FC 1 : 0
24.02.19 CF Los Angeles FC Vancouver Whitecaps 1 : 0
21.10.18 MLS Los Angeles FC Vancouver Whitecaps 2 : 2
14.04.18 MLS Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles FC 0 : 2

03:30 Los Angeles FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN