Vancouver Vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 5 June 2022

BG Place can compensate for lack of MLS action this weekend?

Aaron Herrera / Real Salt Lake ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 22.05.2022

United States Vancouver Whitecaps Vs Real Salt Lake United States

Sunday, 5 June 2022 – 00:00 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: Evens
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 2 June 2022)

Preview: One team has hit four the last two times the sides have faced off here at BG Place, Vancouver. It was the home side running riot in the latest, a 4-1 scoreline that the Vancouver Whitecaps will do well to repeat this weekend against the current third best team in the MLS Western Conference, Real Salt Lake.

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Vancouver – Caps found their feet following slow start?

No player has more team-leading goals this season for The Caps than Lucas Cavallini, the 29-year-old taking his tally to four with the decisive strike last time out at in Kansas versus Sporting KC. Half of those efforts were from the penalty spot, though, as was his latest that settled the contest inside Children’s Mercy Park – one that the guests failed to register a single attempt on target from open play.

The manner of this latest triumph will matter not to head coach Vanni Sartini. His side have really hit upon an excellent spell after a sluggish opening, with that now three wins in their last five (D1 L1) having accrued six more points from these matches when compared to their first eight league games to the season. Form which should stand them in good stead for the visit of high-flyers Real Salt Lake.

Key Stat: The Vancouver Whitecaps have tended to start slow at home and, after six MLS home games so far in 2022, are still seeking their first first-half goal at BC Place this season. Eight of their nine strikes as a host were scored later than the 70th minute.


Real Salt Lake Win From Behind



Real Salt Lake – Mastroeni demanding greater away consistency?

RSL would alternate from being losers to victors across all five prior visits to BG Place, with defeats in 2018, 2020 and 2021 preceding wins to nil in 2019 and 2021. So, having succumbed to a 4-1 reverse on their most recent visit to this ground, a third H2H away win is on the cards provided the fixture remains true to form. Then again, that is before taking into account the poor away form of Pablo Mastroeni’s side in 2022.

Although flying high in the west, currently level on points with second-place FC Dallas as the pair trail leaders Los Angeles FC by four, there has been a sizeable discrepancy between what Real Salt Lake bring to the table regarding venue. Back at their Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah they are an imperious W5 D1. On the road, however, it is two wins from eight (D3 L3), going winless in five prior to a 2-1 success last time in Montreal.

Key Stat: Both Real Salt Lake away victories in this MLS season seen them come from behind to claim the win. They came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at New England in March, while last time out at CF Montreal they won 2-1 despite conceding inside the opening minute.

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Vancouver Whitecaps Vs Real Salt Lake Betting Advice

Of the six MLS matches to have taken place in Vancouver in 2022, only the Portland Timbers could collect maximum points. Meanwhile the teams currently residing 1 and 2 in the East and West respectively, New York City FC and FC Dallas, both came unstuck at BC Place. So it is going to require a top display from visiting Real Salt Lake for them to record their third win on visit number six to Vancouver in MLS.


Vancouver Whitecaps Vs Real Salt Lake – Key Facts:

  • 13th welcomes 3rd in the MLS Western Conference as Vancouver Whitecaps set out to extend their excellent recent form (W3 D1 L1) against opponents they have bested in three of five prior meetings (L2) here in Vancouver.
  • Real Salt Lake no doubt arrive in determined mood, though, keen to atone for a 4-1 loss upon visiting BG Place last August. Although they are enjoying the better season thus far, their record on the road of W2 D3 L3 suggests they are vulnerable.
  • The past three meetings between the teams all featured four or more goals, with one team scoring exactly four the last two times they’ve met in Vancouver.


The Caps are also in terrific form, with three wins and one loss across their last five. It all points towards a competitive encounter unfolding in Canada. But if previous meetings can serve us reliably, we should also expect a plethora of goalmouth action. The last five all seeing Over 3.5 Goals backers collect. Over 2.5 Goals landed the last five times these sides have met meanwhile, including all three held at this weekend’s venue.

Best Betting Odds – Vancouver Whitecaps Vs Real Salt Lake

Vancouver Whitecaps – 29/20 (PaddyPower)
Draw – 11/5 (WilliamHill)
Real Salt Lake – 9/5 (Ladbrokes)