Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 02/04/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Predictions & Match Odds

In this article, we’ll review the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal showdown at BC Place on Sunday. We’ll also supply you with free Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal betting tips.

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The Canadian derby between Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal is one of the prolific MLS showdowns. It rarely ends with 90 minutes of boring soccer. Some MLS rivalries are notoriously known for being quite dull but not this one – only four of the last 10 matches between the two sides ended with only one team doing all the goalscoring.

Neither side has a good defensive record so far. Vancouver Whitecaps conceded seven goals since the 2023 MLS race started while Montreal also conceded the same amount only in four matches played.

Over 2.5 Goals

Six of the last 10 showdowns between the two teams ended with three or more goals so we had no other choice but to provide you with this Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal prediction. The match on the 2nd of April is going to be a bloodbath for points as neither side is doing particularly well this season.

Vancouver Whitecaps still have no MLS victories this season as they have been engaged in vicious CONCACAF Champions League matches. They deplete Vancouver Whitecaps’ energy and as a result, coach Vanni Sartini’s boys concede frequently in MLS.

On the other hand, Montreal’s many injury issues give Vancouver Whitecaps a better chance to find the net on Sunday. Three or four goals at BC Place on Sunday shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows.

Top Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal H2H Statistics & Bookies

As you know, BetMGM is one of our favorite MLS bookies and with these outstanding Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal odds, how could it not be?

Head to Head

16/04/22

USA MLS USA

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CF Montreal

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Vancouver Whitecaps

2

1

08/05/21

USA MLS USA

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Vancouver Whitecaps

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CF Montreal

2

0

17/09/20

USA MLS USA

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Vancouver Whitecaps

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CF Montreal

3

1

14/09/20

USA MLS USA

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Vancouver Whitecaps

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CF Montreal

2

4

26/08/20

USA MLS USA

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CF Montreal

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Vancouver Whitecaps

2

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Vancouver Whitecaps odds: +115 – 45.0%

Draw odds: +250 – 27.0%

Montreal odds: +230 – 28.0%

It’s no surprise that Vancouver Whitecaps are the bookies’ favorite at +115 (45.0%). The team is battling on two fronts – MLS and the CONCACAF Champions League. Meanwhile, Montreal’s odds at +230, make them a huge underdog in this race with barely a 28.0% win probability.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Lineups & Team News

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps have been unfortunate this season. They crushed it in the CONCACAF Champions League but the lack of consistency in MLS is raising questions. Coach Vanni Sartini’s boys have a 0-3-2 record in the 2023 MLS campaign and if they want to remain in the title fight, they’ll have to show their true colors on Sunday.

Predicted lineup – Takaoka (GK), Raposo, Veselinovic, Blackmon, Brown, Schopf, Cubas, Gressel, Gauld, Dajome & White

Montreal

Our top Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal predictions were partially based on the many injury issues that coach Hernan Losada has to sort out sooner rather than later. Thankfully, at least team captain Samuel Piette has a viable replacement as Victor Wanyama is still a world-class player. However, even he isn’t enough to keep Montreal from the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference.

Predicted lineup – Sirois (GK), Camacho, Miller, Waterman, Lappalainen, Choiniere, Wanyama, Herrera, Saliba, Rea & Quioto

Starting Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps

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4-3-2-1
18
Yohei Takaoka
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23
Javain Brown
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4
Ranko Veselinovic
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6
Tristan Blackmon
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14
Luis Martins
pt
19
Julian Gressel
us
20
Andres Cubas
py
22
Ali Ahmed
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45
Pedro Vite
ec
24
Brian White
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29
Simon Becher
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Substitutes
2
Mathias Laborda
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27
Ryan Raposo
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7
Deiber Caicedo
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26
JC Ngando
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16
Sebastian Berhalter
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11
Cristian Dajome
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31
Russell Teibert
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25
Ryan Gauld
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1
Thomas Hasal
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CF Montreal

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3-4-3
40
Jonathan Sirois
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16
Joel Waterman
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4
Rudy Camacho
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3
Kamal Miller
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22
Aaron Herrera
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2
Victor Wanyama
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6
Samuel Piette
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29
Mathieu Choiniere
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13
Mason Toye
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27
Sean Rea
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9
Chinonso Offor
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Substitutes
15
Zachary Brault Guillard
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18
Rida Zouhir
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19
Nathan-Dylan Saliba
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1
Logan Ketterer
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7
Ahmed Hamdi
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25
Gabriele Corbo
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5
Ilias Iliadis
gr
26
Robert Thorkelsson
is
30
Romell Quioto
hn

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Victor Wanyama

There’s no doubt Victor Wanyama is the most prolific player at coach Hernan Losada’s disposal. The 31-year-old has plenty of Premier League games under his belt with his former team Tottenham Hotspur. During his spell in the Premier League with Tottenham, he made 69 appearances and scored six goals. Now, he took his talent to MLS where he’ll be the key player to watch on Sunday as key defensive midfielder and team captain Samuel Piette is out injured.

MLS Western Conference Standings

Western Conference
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

15 8 5 2 13 29
2 Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

13 7 4 2 7 25
3 LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

15 6 7 2 5 25
4 Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

14 7 3 4 6 24
5 Austin FC

Austin FC

15 6 5 4 2 23
6 Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

15 6 4 5 1 22
7 Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

14 5 4 5 3 19
8 Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

14 5 3 6 -2 18
9 Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

15 4 5 6 0 17
10 Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

15 4 4 7 -2 16
11 St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

14 3 7 4 -2 16
12 FC Dallas

FC Dallas

13 3 4 6 -4 13
13 San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

15 3 2 10 -11 11
14 Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

14 2 5 7 -4 11

FAQs About These Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Predictions:

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Prediction

  • Where will the Canadian derby be played? – The match will be held at BC Place.
  • Where can I find more MLS Predictions? – If you are searching for the best MLS predictions on the Internet, going to our page will be your best move.
  • Whom do the bookies favor? – They give the edge to the home team.
  • Are there any key injured players? – None for the home team but four of Montreal’s key players are out with injuries.

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.