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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Cavalry FCMay 21, 2024, 10:30 PM EDT
Vancouver Whitecaps odds-200
Cavalry FC odds+420
Over\Under2.5 -148/-103

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Cavalry FC. Shape of the Teams

Not all Canadian teams play in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), but they do face off in the domestic cup, the Canadian Championship. This tournament, just like the CPL, began only a few years ago. It aims to crown the champion of Canada, who will earn the opportunity to play in the CONCACAF Cup.


Vancouver secured a 2-1 victory against Cavalry in the first leg, completing the first step. They will face each other again in two days for the second leg. The hosts are deemed favourites, although fans may worry over the team’s recent record: no wins, two defeats, and one draw. 

Unlike Cavalry, Vancouver competes in the MLS, not the CPL. The Whitecaps conceded three goals against Los Angeles and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Colorado. Vancouver’s honour was partially restored with a 1-1 draw against Seattle. 

Much like their opponents, Cavalry’s form is far from impressive. They remain winless since the first leg against Vancouver, having drawn twice: first against HFX Wanderers (1-1), followed by another standstill against York United (2-2). 

For Vancouver, the upcoming match against Cavalry will not be the most important of the week, as a clash against Inter Miami looms. Nonetheless, the Canadians tend to fare well at home – if not now, when? Vancouver has dropped down mid-table in the MLS, remaining winless in five games.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Cavalry FC Main Match Info

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Cavalry FC, Prediction, Odds

Betting odds are ready to crown the Vancouver-based team as winners owing to their heavyweight status. While Tonybet’s jury agrees with that conclusion, it does not mean Vancouver won’t stumble if they aren’t vigilant. It’s been over a month since Vancouver delivered a well-received performance. 

Damir Kreilach and Sam Akedugbe will be the two absentees for Vancouver, while Cavalry boasts a full squad. 

The hosts will be able to count on the home crowd but need to reintegrate Gauld into the central role. Depending on the match, he has been pushed to the right or left wing, which has disrupted his continuity. Gauld has been reshuffled too often, leading to disappointing performances, which is concerning for a club captain.

A key attacking strategy for Cavalry should be Vancouver’s shaky three-at-the-back formation. Half of the defenders have underperformed the past month, resulting in low confidence.

This is the perfect opportunity to play through balls behind the defensive line. Cavalry’s dynamics benefit from this, as they can force a natural imbalance, a consequence of playing a four-at-the-back. 

Furthermore, one of Cavalry’s stars, Fraser Aird, is a full-back, providing an ideal scenario to exploit. Cavalry has been too neutral for too long – and they need to change that if they plan on winning any silverware this season.

Vancouver tends to play vertical football, often stretching the field, while Cavalry should look for the opposite. The hosts, confident at home, will likely force openings, turning the game into a back-and-forth affair. However, in more positional situations, Vancouver tends to lose patience – and this is when Cavalry should strike. 

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Cavalry FC Betting Tip

Despite all the underlying issues, Vancouver is expected to secure the victory. The Whitecaps historically have the better head-to-head score, with Cavalry only winning once since 2019. 

Form sometimes takes a backseat in these encounters, as the psychological aspect plays a significant role. This match could serve as a great morale booster for Vancouver. However, they are not expected to win by a large margin – just enough to edge out Cavalry.

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