Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/18/2024

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/18/2024
Vancouver Whitecaps can cause mayhem. - Photo by Icon Sport
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Vancouver Whitecaps to win

Three of the last five head-to-heads resulted in victories for the Whitecaps.

BC Place will host the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC head-to-head on the 18th of July. This Major League Soccer outing is likely going to be a one-sided affair, with coach Peter Vermes’ boys not seeing much of the ball, but we still advise you to check out our professional Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC betting tips before you make any quick betting decisions.

Check our website for more of our professional MLS predictions.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC prediction: Sartini’s experience vital

Key Stats

  • Coach Vanni Sartini has a positive 4-1-2 record against Sporting Kansas City.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps lost only one of their last five matches against this opponent.
  • Sporting Kansas City lost 13 of their 24 Major League Soccer games.

Correct score prediction: Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Sporting KC

One of Vancouver Whitecaps’ last three victories over this opponent had 2-1 on the scoreboard after 90 minutes of play. In fact, it was the last official head-to-head that resulted in such a fashion. We are convinced our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC predictions will succeed, as Sartini’s boys take home a one-goal win over Vermes.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Vancouver Whitecaps must prove experts right

  • HOME: -175 – 61.1%
  • DRAW: +330 – 19.9%
  • AWAY: +360 – 19.0%

*These Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC odds are subject to change

If you check the odds above, you’ll see that Vancouver Whitecaps are deservedly the expected winners, with a staggering 61.1% win probability at -175. Surely, both sides will do their best to make the fans happy and that’s why we anticipate over 2.5 goals. The odds are priced at -140, meaning the two teams have approximately a 58.33% success chance.

Last five H2Hs: Vermes seems doomed

Coach Vermes’ side won only one of the last five matches, but you’ll read more about it in the next couple of lines.

USA MLS 30/05/24

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1
Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

USA MLS 02/07/23

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3
Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

0

USA MLS 04/06/23

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1
Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

USA MLS 29/05/22

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

0
Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1

USA MLS 03/04/22

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1
Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

0

Vancouver Whitecaps team news and form: Whitecaps must be ruthless

With 10 victories, five draws, and seven losses, Vancouver Whitecaps are on the right track to secure a place in the final series. If coach Vanny Sartini’s boys can prove our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC predictions correct, they’d be a step closer to achieving that.

Predicted lineup: Takaoka (GK), Veselinovic, Utvik, Laborda, Raposo, Berhalter, Cubas, Martins, Picault, White & Gauld

USA MLS 21/07/24

L

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

4

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

3

USA MLS 18/07/24

W

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

USA MLS 14/07/24

W

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

1

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

4

Canada Championships 11/07/24

W

Pacific FC (CA)

Pacific FC (CA)

0

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1

USA MLS 06/07/24

D

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

1

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

1

Sporting KC team news and form: Vermes’ boys clawed one back

Sporting Kansas City didn’t exactly impress with some sort of outstanding display last week, but they did get a nice win. Surely, if they play the same way against Vancouver Whitecaps, they’ll suffer.

Predicted lineup: Melia (GK), Voloder, Rosero, Shelton, Leibold, Radoja, Rodriguez, Vargas, Thommy, Russel & Pulido

USA MLS 21/07/24

D

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

1

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

USA MLS 18/07/24

L

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

USA MLS 14/07/24

W

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

USA US Open Cup 11/07/24

W

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

1

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

USA MLS 08/07/24

W

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

2

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3

Player to watch: Ryan Gauld

With a whopping €7.0m price tag on his head, Gauld is the most expensive Vancouver Whitecaps player. He is the team captain, he’s one of the key finishers for the team, and he is a firm starter for his team. Surely, his presence on the pitch is a huge plus in favor of our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC predictions.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC Player
The Scottish attacking midfielder has the quality to drag his team forward. – Photo by Icon Sport

Second player to watch: Johnny Russel

Speaking of captains, we think Russel will make an appearance for Sporting KC as well. He did so in most of the team’s games this season.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.