Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/05/2023

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

Key Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Predictions & Betting Tips

It’s time for 90 minutes of the northern derby between Vancouver Whitecaps and Minnesota United on the 7th of May at BC Place. Stay tuned to find out more about it in our professional Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United betting tips.

Draw or Minnesota United

The bookmakers believe it’s Vancouver Whitecaps who have the three points up for grabs but we beg to differ. We fancy coach Adrian Heath’s chances as his side is undoubtedly the dominant force in this rivalry.

The last 10 Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United head-to-heads ended with five victories for Minnesota, two for Vancouver, and three draws. How can we possibly expect Vanni Sartini’s players to get the better of Minnesota on Sunday when they are even behind them in the Western Conference’s standings? Vanni Sartini’s side is currently in 9th place while the visitors are sitting comfortably in 7th place.

Under 3.5 Bookings

First things first, let us say that our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United prediction is not only based on how the visitors manage to keep their cool in general but also their last game was deprived of many bookings as well. The goalless tie versus Dallas on the 1st day of May was a true snoozefest not only because it had no goals or any action in the penalty boxes – after all, Dallas barely had two shots on target, but because the 22 on the pitch were quite cavalier with their interceptions.

We barely saw three yellow cards in 90 minutes of soccer which is a fine testament to our words. The visitors have barely been booked on 16 occasions this season and it’s not like the Vancouver Whitecaps brawl will somehow magically switch the players’ conduct on the pitch.

Exclusive Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Odds & Bookies

Here, you’ll get the key Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United head-to-head statistics and odds info from our recommended bookie for this week’s clash at BC Place – BetMGM. For more MLS predictions, you can always hop over to Football Whispers’ website.

Head to Head

26/03/23

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Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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Vancouver Whitecaps

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18/02/23

America Friendlies America

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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Vancouver Whitecaps

0

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09/10/22

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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Vancouver Whitecaps

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09/07/22

USA MLS USA

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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28/10/21

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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Last Five - Minnesota United FC

16/06/24

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Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

2

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09/06/24

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FC Dallas

FC Dallas

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

1

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02/06/24

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Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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30/05/24

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Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

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26/05/24

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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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Vancouver Whitecaps odds: -114 – 51.0%

Draw odds: +260 – 26.0%

Minnesota United odds: +315 – 23.0%

It’s true, the bookies believe Vancouver Whitecaps are the expected winners at -114 (51.0%) while Minnesota United are huge underdogs in this race with barely a 23.0% win probability ahead of Sunday’s clash. Even a draw at +260 is estimated to have a higher chance of success.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Lineups & Team News

Vancouver Whitecaps

As we told you earlier in our Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United predictions, coach Vanni Sartini’s boys are slacking. The team is trailing one point to Minnesota United in the Western Conference and the players will have the pressure to succeed at BC Place.

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

Minnesota United

Coach Adrian Heath’s boys are boring the hell out of their fans recently. Their 3-3-3 record this season is the result of the equally balanced goal ratio – eight goals scored and eight conceded. With such a lackluster performance, it’s highly unlikely you’ll win the hearts of the fans but it surely seems to get the job done, seeing as Adrian Heath’s side is currently in 7th place.

Predicted lineup – St. Clair (GK), Lawrence, Boxall, Tapias, Taylor, Dotson, Trapp, Hlongwane, Jeong, Lod & Amarilla

Starting Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps

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4-3-3
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Yohei Takaoka
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Javain Brown
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4
Ranko Veselinovic
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Tristan Blackmon
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14
Luis Martins
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19
Julian Gressel
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20
Andres Cubas
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8
Alessandro Schopf
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45
Pedro Vite
ec
24
Brian White
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25
Ryan Gauld
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Substitutes
2
Mathias Laborda
uy
7
Deiber Caicedo
co
1
Thomas Hasal
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27
Ryan Raposo
ca
16
Sebastian Berhalter
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29
Simon Becher
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22
Ali Ahmed
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31
Russell Teibert
ca
9
Sergio Cordova
ve

Minnesota United FC

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4-2-3-1
97
Dayne St. Clair
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27
D.J. Taylor
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15
Michael Boxall
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4
Miguel Tapias
mx
92
Kemar Lawrence
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20
Wil Trapp
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7
Franco Fragapane
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17
Robin Lod
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11
Sang-bin Jeong
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21
Bongokuhle Hlongwane
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9
Luis Amarilla
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Substitutes
8
Joseph Rosales
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3
Zarek Valentin
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23
Cameron Dunbar
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14
Brent Kallman
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28
Mender Garcia
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1
Clinton Irwin
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13
Eric Dick
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31
Hassani Dotson
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*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Dayne St. Clair

Minnesota United’s matches this season may be a tad uninteresting but it’s Dayne St. Clair who’s killing the thrill in most of them. But if you were to ask coach Adrian Heath if he minds, he’ll definitely laugh at your face.

Dayne St. Clair’s terrific reflexes are a key part of why Minnesota United’s defensive record is as solid as it is. He didn’t have much to do in the goalless tie versus Dallas as the Toros barely had two shots on target, but he pulled off a remarkable piece of goalkeeping in the St. Louis City brawl on the 2nd of April when he made four crucial saves.

Q&As About Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Prediction

  • What’s coach Adrian Heath’s record versus Vancouver Whitecaps? – Minnesota United’s head coach has a tad unconvincing 5-6-7 record against this opponent.
  • Which team has the head-to-head advantage? – Minnesota United with five victories, three draws, and only two losses.
  • How many times did Minnesota United get booked this season? – Coach Adrian Heath’s boys barely received 16 yellow cards since the start of the 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.