Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Los Angeles FC 8/21/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

By: Adam |

Last Updated: 08/20/2021 at 10:19 AM ET

The Vancouver Whitecaps host LAFC on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Vancouver is 10th in the conference table at 4-8-7 on 20 points with a goal difference of -8. The Whitecaps are coming off a 2-1 victory on the road Wednesday over Austin FC. Vancouver’s Jakob Nerwinski scored a tying goal in the 52nd minute and Brian White scored the winner in the 74th minute for the Whitecaps.

Vancouver has one win and four draws in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored seven goals and conceded six. Cristian Dajome is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with eight, while Deiber Caicedo and Lucas Cavallini each have scored three. Caicedo is the leader in assists with four, while Cristian Gutierrez has three.

LAFC is eighth in the conference table at 6-5-8 on 23 points with a goal difference of -2. LAFC fell on the road to Atlanta United 1-0 on Sunday on an early second-half goal for Atlanta. LAFC is winless in each of its last six matches and has not taken all three points since a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on July 17. Over that span, LAFC has two draws and four losses.

Over the last five matches played in the MLS, LAFC has two draws and three losses and has scored six goals and conceded 11. The leading goal scorers for LAFC are Jose Cifuentes, Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela with five goals each. Vela is the leader in assists with five and Eduard Atuesta has four.

Over the last five meetings between these two MLS Western Conference rivals, Vancouver has two wins, LAFC has two wins and one has ended in a draw. The two battled to a 2-2 draw on July 24 in the first meeting of the season between the two. High-scoring matches characterize the fixtures between these two as three or more goals have been scored in each of the last four meetings. Therefore, the play here is OVER 2.5. Final Score Prediction, Draw but our best play is OVER 3-3.

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