Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Match Info
Date: Saturday March 2 2019
Kick-off time: 11.00pm GMT
Venue: BC Place
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United Head-To-Head Record
4 previous matches
July 29 2018: Vancouver Whitecaps 4-2 Minnesota United
May 5 2018: Minnesota United 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
September 14 2017: Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 Minnesota United
June 25 2017: Minnesota United 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake Stats
- Minnesota United had the worst away record in MLS last year, collecting only five points from a possible 51
- They also conceded the most goals away from home
- Both teams scored, with over 2.5 goals in the match, in 12 of Vancouver Whitecaps’ last 13 home games
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake Match Preview
Marc Dos Santos is expected to get his Vancouver Whitecaps reign under way with a season-opening victory against last year’s poorest MLS travellers, Minnesota United.
The 45-year-old Montreal native has taken over in western Canada following Carl Robinson’s departure last autumn, the Welshman having been in charge for nearly five years.
Whitecaps finished two points outside the play-offs last season and 11 ahead of Minnesota United in the Western Conference. They have since parted company with their top scorer, Kei Kamara, but brought in Colombian striker Fredy Montero from Sporting Lisbon.
Minnesota United, now in their third MLS campaign, still have former Everton and Stoke City forward Adrian Heath at the helm.
They will have been encouraged by some promising pre-season results in which they were very solid defensively, and that cause should have been helped by the loan signing of Reading goalkeeper Vito Mannone and also defenders Romain Metanire and Ike Opara.
However, until Minnesota show they are an improved outfit on the road, they are best opposed and we much prefer the chances of Vancouver Whitecaps to kick off with a home victory as they start their efforts to make it through to the post-season this time around.
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