MLS – Vancouver Whitecaps face Los Angeles FC
Caps brace themselves for the visit of League Leaders Los Angeles, in Sunday’s clash at BC Place Stadium – Kick-off 5:00am GMT.
Leaders Los Angeles are currently eight places higher than their rivals Caps, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and ninth positions respectively.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 21 points this season
With one draw, which followed a defeat, Caps’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.
Also, Caps keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last eight games is astonishing this season. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 21 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.
Caps have won four matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game of their eight League matches at home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Vancouver Whitecaps on 24 points.
Los Angeles FC will need to remain focussed on retaining their lead in the MLS, going into this clash
Los Angeles come to this game on the back of a 2-0 home win against Red Bulls at Banc of California Stadium.
Also, League leaders Los Angeles keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 16 games is astonishing this season. With 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws for a total of 33 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the MLS.
Los Angeles’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Caps. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost two games.
As League leaders, Los Angeles FC know that every opponent raises their game when they play you, which is why they must concern themselves only with taking all the points on offer with every game.
Vancouver Whitecaps v Los Angeles FC – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Los Angeles with a greater number of wins. In the last 10 meetings, they have enjoyed four wins, to Caps’s three wins. In addition, Los Angeles have been hugely successful away to Caps of late, winning five games times in the last three. The last time both teams met in this competition The Village secured a 3-1 home win.
Players to watch
For Caps, Cody Joseph is one of the top performing players after having scored in 17 League matches so far, while John, one of their best scorers, has netted in 16 League matches this MLS Season for Los Angeles.
Other standout players for Caps are Isaac and Thomas with respectively and for Los Angeles are Maxime and Tomas Lían with respectively.