Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/06/2023

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

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City Predictions for Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City will close matchday 17 in MLS with a can’t-miss brawl at BC Place on the 4th of June.

We also have MLS predictions galore on our website. Don’t miss out!

Vancouver Whitecaps to Win

The sheer class difference between Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City is staggering this season. With goalscorer-in-chief Willy Agada and much-admired defender Kortne Ford out injured for the visitors, our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC prediction can’t miss.

Coach Peter Vermes will have to come up with something extraordinary to nullify Vancouver Whitecaps’ attacking machine. The last two matches between the two teams ended with thrifty 1-0 victories for Vancouver Whitecaps. Surely, coach Sartini’s boys will want to win with a bigger margin on the 4th of June.

Over 8.5 Corners

Let’s leave Sporting KC’s troubles aside for a second. You can’t deny that games involving coach Peter Vermes’ boys are always thrilling to watch.

Just look at the last couple of games. First, we have the match versus St. Louis City which ended with a 4-0 victory for coach Bradley Carnell’s boys. There were 15 corners in that game and while in the following clash against Portland Timbers, we saw only nine, it’s still enough to cover our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC prediction.

Top MLS Odds for Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City Betting Tips

We urge you to pay close attention to the following Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City head-to-head record as it will explain some of the Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City predictions we mentioned earlier.

Head to Head

04/06/23

USA MLS USA

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

1

29/05/22

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

ca

Vancouver Whitecaps

0

1

03/04/22

USA MLS USA

ca

Vancouver Whitecaps

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

0

20/11/21

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

ca

Vancouver Whitecaps

3

1

18/10/21

USA MLS USA

ca

Vancouver Whitecaps

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

1

Last Five - Sporting Kansas City

14/04/24

USA MLS USA

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3

2

L

07/04/24

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3

3

D

30/03/24

USA MLS USA

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

3

W

24/03/24

USA MLS USA

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

3

2

L

17/03/24

USA MLS USA

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

2

W

Vancouver Whitecaps odds: -108 – 51.0%

Draw odds: +260 – 27.0%

Sporting Kansas City odds: +285 – 22.0%

Sporting Kansas City are the underdogs on matchday 17 as their odds at +285 imply a lackluster 22.0% likelihood of securing three points. Meanwhile, Vancouver Whitecaps are confidently expected winners as they have a massive 51.0% win probability ahead of this match.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC Lineups & Team News

Vancouver Whitecaps

Thanks to the Brian White – Julian Gressel combo, Vancouver Whitecaps are sitting comfortably in 6th position in the Western Conference with a one-point lead over Houston Dynamo. There were some very interesting matches involving coach Sartini’s boys recently but the one we’d like to turn your attention to is the home game at Allianz Field on the 28th of May. It may have ended with a 1-1 score but coach Vanni Sartini’s boys deserved the three points more as they had twice as many shots and 54.0% possession.

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

Sporting KC

There’re not many arguments you can make against our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City predictions. Sure, Sporting KC thrashed the Timbers 4-1 in their last home game a while ago but we consider that victory a fluke. There’s nothing to suggest coach Peter Vermes’ team will succeed again. Especially, when you consider the fact that he has some squad issues to deal with as Willy Agada and Kortne Ford are both injured and will miss this game.

Predicted lineup – McIntosh (GK), Ndenbe, Rosero, Fontas, Zusi, Radoja, Thommy, Kinda, Salloi, Tzionis & Pulido

Player to Watch: Julian Gressel

Whenever the Canucks are in need of a hero, Julian Gressel steps up. The 29-year-old is a key cog in coach Sartini’s machine this season, and while he only scored one goal in the 2023 Major League Soccer campaign, there’s much to come from the former DC United star.

Bagging goals was never his forte so we shouldn’t have our hopes high on Sunday either. Instead, what we can expect from Vancouver Whitecaps’ midfielder is creative ingenuity.

Julian Gressel arrived from DC United a while ago as coach Sartini saw something extraordinary in him. The latter needed a player who can link the attack to the midfield and the former needed more minutes. It was love at first sight between these two and the way Gressel is thanking his coach has been truly inspiring.

With five assists in the 2023 race, we consider Julian Gressesl to be a key player to watch on the 4th of June and we don’t have to tell you that he’ll surely help make our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC predictions succeed.

Starting Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps

ca
4-4-2
18
Yohei Takaoka
jp
2
Mathias Laborda
uy
4
Ranko Veselinovic
rs
6
Tristan Blackmon
us
14
Luis Martins
pt
19
Julian Gressel
us
20
Andres Cubas
py
25
Ryan Gauld
gb
45
Pedro Vite
ec
9
Sergio Cordova
ve
24
Brian White
us
Substitutes
29
Simon Becher
us
16
Sebastian Berhalter
us
7
Deiber Caicedo
co
32
Isaac Boehmer
ca
23
Javain Brown
jm
61
Matteo Campagna
ca
8
Alessandro Schopf
at
31
Russell Teibert
ca
27
Ryan Raposo
ca

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City
3-4-3
22
Kendall Mcintosh
us
3
Andreu Fontas
es
18
Logan Ndenbe
be
19
Robert Castellanos
us
26
Erik Thommy
de
17
Jake Davis
us
6
Nemanja Radoja
rs
54
Remi Walter
fr
20
Daniel Salloi
hu
9
Alan Pulido
mx
77
Marinos Tzionis
cy
Substitutes
1
John Pulskamp
us
28
Cameron Duke
us
4
Robert Voloder
ba
21
Felipe Hernandez
us
15
Roger Espinoza
hn
11
Khiry Shelton
us
14
Tim Leibold
de
10
Gadi Kinda
il
30
Stephen Afrifa
us

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

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting KC Prediction


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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.