MLS Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 28)

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  • Los Angeles FC is the reigning champion of the MLS and one of the top favorites to win it again.
  • In the eight competitive LAFC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps games played at BMO Stadium, we saw 4.37 goals on average.
  • LAFC’s striker Denis Bouanga is the man who scored more goals in the regular season than anyone else.

Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps is a Western Conference Round One game of the 2023 MLS Playoffs, which will take place on Saturday, October 28 at BMO Stadium in LA. The reigning MLS Cup champions are odds-on favorites to win this game, but let’s see if the Canadians can stage an upset.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 9:00 p.m ET
  • Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • How to Watch: Apple TV


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Game Preview

Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps met in the final round of the 2023 MLS. The game was played in Canada and the two drew 1-1. Neither team had major motivation in that game as they had already booked a place in the postseason. This time, however, there’s a lot at stake.

On Saturday, LAFC will be the host, which is one of many advantages this team has against the Whitecaps. Another advantage is that this team’s key men love playing big games such as the one in Round One of the 2023 MLS Playoffs.

The thing is that LAFC’s roster is packed with experienced players who know how to do well when it’s tough. Denis Bouanga, the former St. Etienne player, has been their best striker this season. Actually, the forward was the top scorer in the MLS in the regular season. Carlos Vela has also been great as well as many other LAFC attackers. 

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This is why it’s no surprise these guys have scored 54 so far in the 2023 season. What’s kind of surprising is that the Vancouver Whitecaps have scored even more (55). Does this mean we’re going to see goals galore on Saturday?

Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction

These two have met eight times at BMO Stadium in competitive games and we saw a total of 35 in those games. That accounts for 4.37 goals per game on average. We expect to see something similar happen in the LAFC vs. Whitecaps Playoff game on October 28, but who’s gonna score more goals? It’s got to be the home team.

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