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Vancouver Whitecaps v New York City Betting: Villa out to lead Vieira's men to victory

8:45 AM WAT 05/07/2017
David Villa New York City FC
The visitors have been in excellent scoring form led by their star, and we think they are good value to net at least twice when they travel to Canada

Four MLS wins in a row have helped lift New York City to third in the Eastern Conference and Patrick Vieira's side will be full of confidence for their trip to Canada.

The team have been playing well and scoring plenty of goals and their total of 34 strikes is the third highest in MLS. In David Villa, they boast the third top scorer in the North American top flight, with the veteran Spanish striker scoring three goals in his last three games. 

City face a Vancouver side who have won just one of their last five matches and consistency has been a real problem for the Whitecaps this season. At home, they have managed to beat high flying FC Dallas and lose to rock bottom DC United, thus underlining how unpredictable they can be.

bet365 offer a home win at 5/4 (2.25) while New York FC are priced at 2/1 (3.00) and the draw is available at 5/2 (3.50)

Since the opening day of the season, New York have netted in every MLS game they have contested and against a Whitecaps team who have kept just three clean sheets all term, they will be readily expected to find the back of the net once more.

The price of 11/8 (2.37) for Vieira's men to score over 1.5 goals appeals greatly and is a bet which has paid out in each of their last five league games.

Going further back, this selection has also proved profitable in eight of New York's last 11 MLS games, while the Whitecaps have conceded at least twice in half of their matches this season.

Also worthy of consideration is backing a high scoring game at 8/11 (1.73) while a win for New York in a match with a least three goals could be tempting at 9/2 (4.50) with eight of their ten league victories this term seeing over 2.5 goals. 

New York City to score over 1.5 goals at 11/8 (2.37) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365