Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps match preview

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sat 19.June
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (20008 seats)

On paper it looks like advantage Real Salt Lake in this game against Vancouver Whitecaps, but the visitors will fight to the end. Here's our full match preview!

Insights:
  • Real Salt Lake have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps is in the worst form (1-1-4)

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 7-10-21 (win-draw-loss) from 38 matches.

Vancouver Whitecaps have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1500 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Real Salt Lake form and stats

When playing at home in the Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake have managed 1 win, 2 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 4 games. With three draws from their last three games overall it has been a case of neither great nor terrible for Salt.

Salt drew their last game, also a home match. Minnesota United (placed 12th) was the opponent, 1-1 the score. Aaron Herrera, defender, was given a rating of 8.05/10 in that game, top of the team. Herrera served one assist, hit four key passes and won 4 of 8 duels.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Dallas that finished 2-2.

Real Salt Lake has scored 5 league goals at home this season, in 4 matches. Salt have conceded 4 in these home matches.

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Vancouver Whitecaps form and stats

0 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. That’s the product of Vancouver Whitecaps playing as the away team in the Major League Soccer this season. Three has not been a lucky number for Vancouver as they have been defeated three times in a row since the Montreal Impact match.

There might be some fixture complaints from Vancouver as they are again playing away from home after losing on the road in their previous match, the Major League Soccer match against Houston Dynamo (1-2). Déiber Caicedo got a match rating of 7.41 in that game, top player of the team. Caicedo scored one goal, hit three key passes and had 25 successful passes (of 26 total).

Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Sporting KC's place.

The visitors have scored 3 goals from 4 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. The Vancouver manager M. Dos Santos has some worries about the defense as 8 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Salt won five games, zero matches ended with a draw and Vancouver Whitecaps has five wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: five / five

Top Goalscorers

SaltR. Méndez Rubin
R. Méndez Rubin
4 goals
Real Salt LakeD. Kreilach
D. Kreilach
3 goals
Vancouver WhitecapsC. Dájome Arboleda
C. Dájome Arboleda
3 goals

Real Salt Lake missing players

Vancouver Whitecaps missing players

Real Salt Lake Vancouver Whitecaps
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
6 4 1 Played P 1 4 7
2 1 0 Won W 0 0 2
3 2 1 Drew D 0 1 1
1 1 0 Lost L 1 3 4
9 5 1 Scored S 1 3 6
7 4 1 Conceded C 2 8 9
83% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
83% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 57%
67% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 75% 43%
33% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 14%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
83% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 29%
17% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 29%
17% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 43%
 
4.5 6 5 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5 5.3
7.2 5.5 3 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6.2 4.9
2.2 1.8 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2 2.1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.7 11.8 13 Shots (avg) S ( 12 11.2 10.3
3.5 3.2 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 4.2 3.9
43% 38% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 18% 22%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Real Salt Lake have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have the fewest scored goals in the first half (0) in Major League Soccer
  • Vancouver Whitecaps have yet to win a game away.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps is in the worst form (1-1-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 8 5 3 0 14 3 5 3 2 0 10 1 3 2 1 0 4 2 11 18
2 Sporting KC 8 5 1 2 15 10 4 3 1 0 9 4 4 2 0 2 6 6 5 16
3 LA Galaxy 7 5 0 2 11 11 4 4 0 0 8 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 15
4 Colorado Rapids 7 4 1 2 12 8 4 3 0 1 10 6 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 13
5 Houston Dynamo 8 3 2 3 11 12 4 3 1 0 6 3 4 0 1 3 5 9 -1 11
6 Real Salt Lake 6 2 3 1 9 7 4 1 2 1 5 4 2 1 1 0 4 3 2 9
7 SJ Earthquakes 8 3 0 5 11 12 5 2 0 3 8 8 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 9
8 Portland Timbers 7 3 0 4 9 11 3 2 0 1 6 3 4 1 0 3 3 8 -2 9
9 Los Angeles FC 7 2 2 3 8 9 4 2 1 1 6 4 3 0 1 2 2 5 -1 8
10 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 2 1 4 6 9 3 2 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 3 3 8 -3 7
11 Austin 7 2 1 4 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 4 5 8 -3 7
12 Minnesota United 7 2 1 4 6 11 4 2 0 2 3 3 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 7
13 Dallas 7 1 3 3 8 11 4 1 3 0 7 4 3 0 0 3 1 7 -3 6

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.