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VAN vs MI Dream11 Grand League Prediction – Montreal Impact vs Vancouver Whitecaps | Major League Soccer

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

VAN vs MI Dream11 | Dream11 Grand League Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

With both the teams hard-pressed for a win, it’s a crunch clash in the regular season of Major League Soccer between Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps at Saputo Stadium.

MATCH Info: Major League Soccer
When: August 29 2019, 05:30 AM
Where: Saputo Stadium.


Team News:

Montreal Impact:

  • The hosts will be missing Victor Cabrera (arm injury), Daniel Kinumbe (knee injury), Ignacio Piatti (adductor injury) and Anthony Jackson-Hamel (knee injury) through injuries.
  • We expect head-coach Wílmer Cabrera to name Bacary Sagna as a partner for Jukka Raitala in the heart of the backline.
  • Samuel Piette could make a return in this match after returning to the full training this week. The 24-year-old Canadian defensive midfielder has missed the last five games due to an injury. If he starts, Ken Krolicki could find himself on the bench.

Vancouver Whitecaps:

  • Victor Pagliari Giro, a.k.a PC, will miss yet another game due to a knee injury. He joins defender Jasser Khmiri (left knee injury) and Michael Baldisimo (left ankle injury) on the sidelines for this game.
  • In addition, Eric Godoy is suffering from a calf injury and will be assessed before the game.
  • Maxime Crepeau is set to play for the first time against his old club in this game.
  • We expect the visitors to go with an unchanged playing 11 from the last game.

VAN vs MI Dream11 Grand League Picks for Captains & Vice-Captains:

Bojan Krkić: Another attempt of him to revive his career. It’s still a mystery what happened to the guy who was once hailed as a young prodigy who could emulate Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

Still, a great talent, and a match-winner on his day.

In MLS this season:

  • Games: 03
  • Goals: 01

Saphir Taider: Leading the goal scoring charts for the team, and that too from the midfield, tells a great deal about the incredible season he is having with the Impact. Unmissable.

In MLS this season:

  • Games: 26
  • Games started: 25
  • Minutes: 2188
  • Goals: 09
  • Assists: 05
  • Shots: 57
  • Shots on Goal: 22

Fredy Montero: His consistency level doesn’t mirror with Vancouver’s struggles this season. He should be in your Dream11 team, no matter what combination you go with here.

In MLS this season:

  • Games: 26
  • Games started: 21
  • Minutes: 1903
  • Goals: 06
  • Assists: 02
  • Shots: 52
  • Shots on Goal: 19

Yordy Reyna: Though the season has been somewhat decent at the personal level, it’s an open secret as well that the 25-year-old has failed to recapture his form of the last season. Regardless, the Peruvian is still one of the team’s best creative player and will be worth considering for the game.

In MLS this season:

  • Games: 20
  • Games started: 18
  • Minutes: 1599
  • Goals: 05
  • Assists: 01
  • Shots: 50
  • Shots on Goal: 21

X-factor: Orji Okwonkwo: Missed the last game due to a knock. But should be fit for the game, which means a start for him.

In MLS this season:

  • Games: 22
  • Games started: 19
  • Minutes: 1380
  • Goals: 07
  • Shots: 44
  • Shots on Goal: 11

VAN vs MI Dream11 Grand League Scenarios:

Scenario 1: Montreal Impact to win the game. And they are favourites in this. So if the Impact manages a shutout here, an all-Montreal defence could be handy in this case.

  • Goal-keeper: Bush
  • Defenders: Lovitz, Raitala, Sagna
  • Midfielders: Taider (C), Lappalainen, Rose, Hwang
  • Attackers: Bojan (VC), Montero, Reyna

Scenario 2: Keep the above combination intact, with a little tweak in personnel.

  • Goal-keeper: Bush
  • Defenders: Lovitz, Raitala, Sagna
  • Midfielders: Taider (VC), Lappalainen, Venuto, Hwang
  • Attackers: Bojan (C), Montero, Reyna

Scenario 3: Maxime Crepeau has been phenomenal ever since Impact let him join Whitecaps. No doubt, he will be pumped up and will be hard to beat in goal.

  • Goal-keeper: Crepeau
  • Defenders: Lovitz, Henry, Sagna
  • Midfielders: Taider (VC), Piette, Teibert, Venuto
  • Attackers: Urruti, Montero (C), Reyna

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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