FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps – Betting Preview
Here is our betting preview as FC Dallas welcome Vancouver Whitecaps on 31st/07/2016 to the Toyota Stadium. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. FC Dallas drew with Colorado Rapids in their last game, having come from behind to level the game late on. Vancouver Whitecaps remain unbeaten in four games now as they played out a goalless encounter with bottom team Houston Dynamo.
FC Dallas left it very late to claim a point from their fixture against Colorado Rapids. The first half neither team actually showed any significant promise. It wasn’t until the forty-fourth minute when Marlon Hairston managed to break the deadlock and open the scoring for Colorado as he hit home. The second half was almost a repeat of the first half as neither team took real control. However, FC Dallas managed to level the game in the eighty-second minute as Victor Ulloa scored. Michael Barrios was unlucky not to win the game, only to see his effort stopped by Tim Howard in the dying minutes of the match. FC Dallas now faces Vancouver Whitecaps next. Vancouver defeated FC Dallas 3-0 the last time the two teams met, a score that FC Dallas will be hoping to overturn this time around.
Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to take all three points away from bottom placed Houston Dynamo as both teams were unable to break each other down. The only real action of the entire game was when Boniek Garcia hit the post with a well time shot. But that was all there was to shout about in what was a very dull affair. Vancouver now faces a much tougher opponent next in the shape of FC Dallas. They won the last head to head encounter 3-0. However, they also lost the game before that 2-0 so nothing is guaranteed. The teams have been relatively well matched in the past.
FC Dallas is without Zach Loyd (concussion). Atiba Harris has four Yellow cards to his name.
Vancouver Whitecaps is missing Christian Dean (meniscus tear), Russell Teibert (right quad strain), Kekuta Manneh (right foot surgery), Deybi Flores (right adductor strain) and Marco Bustos (left eye injury).
This game could go either way, both have had their success in the past, and there are no real one-sided results to talk about.