Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo FC 8-5-22

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo FC 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo FC 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-6-10) will play against the Houston Dynamo (7-4-12) in the MLS Western Conference at BC Place in Vancouver on Saturday, August 5, 2022, at 10:30 PM ET.

 

Vancouver is in 11th place at 7-6-10 on 27 points in the Western Conference after gaining 25 goals but losing 38 for a -13 goal difference through 23 games played this season.

 

The recent meeting of the Whitecaps FC with the Nashville SC ended up in a 1-1 draw on July 30 after beating Toronto in the Canadian Championship final match on July 26.

 

Javain Brown nailed a goal in the 87th minute of regulation time to even the score and concluded the contest in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

 

Vancouver attempted 21 shots on target but connected only 6 while the foul committed tallied at 12 with 4 yellow cards received.

 

Forward Lucas Cavallini marked 7 goals in the scorebook to lead the Whitecaps scorer over the course of his 18 tours in MLS this season while Forward Cristián Dájome distributed 3 assists through his 20 games played in pro soccer.

 

Cody Cropper (40-20-38 career record) will be protecting the net for Vancouver on Friday with a clean sheet rate record of 30.3%.

 

The American goalkeeper tallied 30 shutouts and collected 269 stops in playing for 8,804 minutes in pro soccer. He added a save percentage of .631 in his record while denying 426 shots tried at him in his 99 career starts in MLS.

 

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo FC Predictions 8/5/2022

 

The Houston Dynamo FC dropped to 12th place at 7-4-12 on 25 points in the Western Conference after scoring 28 goals but gave up 37 for a goal difference of -9 after finishing 23 games throughout the season.

 

The Dynamo will try to get back to their winning ways in coming to this match-up versus the Whitecaps after losing two matches in a row including their recent 0-6 loss to Philadelphia on July 30.

 

Houston made 11 shot attempts but only one reached the target and failed to touch the net for a goal. The football club committed 13 fouls with 3 yellow cards issued to them in the losing effort last time out.

 

Forwards Darwin Quintero and Sebastián Ferreira augmented the offensive attacks of the Dynamo after scoring a total of 7 goals each while Defender Adam Lundqvist assisted his teammates to a goal in 5 occasions through 21 games played this season.

 

The Houston Dynamo FC will be assigning Steve Clark (115-83-120 mark in his MLS career) to take his post in front of the goal to defend the net on Friday. He earned 76 clean sheets with a total of 1,104 saves in his 319 career starts in the major league.

 

Clark holds a save percentage record of .716 with 23.8% clean sheet rate and yielded 451 goals in 28,572 minutes of goalkeeping in pro soccer.       

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC. The MLS Pick for this match is Vancouver +130. The Whitecaps will take control of this match-up at their home field on Friday against the struggling Dynamo team who lost their last two contests.

 

Houston won only two matches with 7 losses in their last 10 while Vancouver won three with 4 draws and 3 losses. Prediction: Vancouver Whitecaps FC will win 2-1.   

 

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo FC 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:30 PM ET

 

Location: BC Place in Vancouver, CA

 

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver Whitecaps FC +130   

 

MLS Totals: 2.5  

 

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