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MLS Preview: St Louis City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 27)

By · Updated 1 year ago
  • St Louis City and Vancouver Whitecaps meet for the first time in the MLS this weekend.
  • St Louis City players like to hit opponents on the break.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps likely to take a cautious approach on Saturday.

After nearly five weeks without a win, St Louis City destroyed Sporting KC 4-0 last Sunday. Six days later, bookies expect them to grab another victory. This time, against the Vancouver Whitecaps with whom they’ve never played before in the MLS.


How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
  • Where: CITYPARK, St Louis, Missouri
  • How to Watch: Apple TV

Odds

Match ResultOdds
St Louis City
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps

Game Preview

St Louis City is probably the most dangerous team in the MLS. These guys don’t care about high possession, they don’t want to dominate the game. Instead, their specialty is hitting the opposition on the break. In their last game, they had the ball in their possession for roughly one-third of the time, but still managed to score four goals.

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Sporting KC players had 17 goal attempts, six of which headed toward St Louis City’s goal, but goalkeeper Roman Burki saved each of those. It was the fourth time this season that he kept a clean sheet in the MLS.

The big question is whether he can keep his net intact against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. St Louis City players need to be concerned, mainly because the Canadian team is in a scoring mood lately. These guys have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games in all competitions.


St Louis City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction

The Whitecaps are aware of how powerful their next opponent is when it comes to offense. That’s why it’s almost certain they will take a cautious approach this coming Saturday. In turn, we could see a real battle in the center of the pitch, but with a limited number of goal attempts on both ends.

This is why our top pick for St Louis vs Vancouver game is “under 2.5 goals.” When it comes to the match result, we’d go with a draw.

Pick:

Annie Adkins
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