MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: New England vs Vancouver
Friday, June 26th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: East meets West as the New England Revolution welcomes the first place Vancouver Whitecaps to Gillette Stadiumthis Saturday, while looking to hold on to the second spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Vancouver Whitecaps find themselves in a tie atop the Western Conference standings with Seattle at 29 points, and are playing their fourth game of a five-game road trip. The Caps got off to a rocky start to the trip with a 2 - 1 loss to Montreal, but have since reeled off two straight wins against the defending champion LA Galaxy, and the New York Red Bulls this past weekend.
With the win in NY, the Caps set a team record with five wins on the road in the regular season and, with half a season left to go they could smash that record to pieces. Luckily for us, we called for the result against the Red Bulls and the Caps made us look pretty good in the 2 - 1 win at Red Bull Arena.
The Caps will be without two familiar names in their starting 11, as both Kendall Watson and Gershon Koffie have accumulated enough yellow cards to face suspension this weekend. The status of Pedro Morales is also a concern, as the Chilean attacking midfielder sat out of the match in New York last weekend, and it is uncertain if he will be a go against the Revolution.
However, Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks will be available for the Caps after serving his international duty in the Copa America. Now the Caps face a struggling, if we can use the word struggling, New England Revolution team, that is simply not looking like the team that earned their way to the MLS title game a year ago.
The Revolution has one win in their last 10 outings, which includes a disappointing bow out of the U.S Open Cup against a mid-range USL team at home. With Jay Heaps hoping his team would rebound from the exit of the Cup, they have since lost their last two games, by 2 - 1 scores to both DC United and the Columbus Crew. Again, we can say we called that result at MAPFRE Stadium, summing up our prediction in two words if you recall; Kei Kamara! His brace was enough to carry the Crew to their fifth home win of the season, despite Lee Nguyen scoring in the first 35 seconds of the game for the Revs.
Substitute Andy Dorman will not be coming off the bench for the Revs this weekend, after picking up a yellow card in the 93rd minute against the Crew. London Woodberry is also a booking away from a suspension.
Last 5 MLS Meetings:
The two teams have met 5 times in MLS action, with New England leading the series having 2 Wins, 1 Loss and 2 Draws.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New England +120
New England Pk -160
Vancouver Pk +140
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
There is obviously a lot more controversy in the Revolution locker room, and the run of poor results has got to come to a halt soon, if the Revs plan on keeping their second place position in the East.
Jay Heaps seemed absolutely down in his post-game presser, and you can see the struggles in his tendencies and facial expressions. When your team scores first so early in the match as they did against Columbus, and once again not only gives up that lead in just a few minutes, but lose the game overall, the concerns are growing in camp and in the Boston based media.
Vancouver is moving in one direction, and the Revs are simply not playing together, so to see this lovely Pk at +140 on the away side to find a result, is suitable enough for us to make a play on it.
We are suggesting the Pk, Draw no Bet handicap play on the Caps to escape Gillette Stadium with points of any nature. At least we have a +140 on the action if the Caps can somehow keep this Revolution club on the down swing as they are, while potentially adding to their road wins record in a season.
Sometimes teams just find ways to lose, and right now the Revolution is doing exactly that.