The New England Revolution are looking to extend their eight-game unbeaten run when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday. The Revs have historicaly done well against the Caps as they’ve gone 4-2-3. This includes a 3-1-1 record at home.
Will this trend continue? Here’s some insight from our staff.
Seth: Revs 3, Whitecaps 1
The Revolution aren’t going to settle for anything less than three points after drawing D.C. United on Friday. Playing at home against a struggling Vancouver side, who are 4-9-8, will aid the Revs’ cause. The Revolution have also been quite good against Western Conference teams, as they hold a 5-0-2 mark.
Alex: Revs 3, Whitecaps 1
The Caps will attempt to bunker and counter kind of like Montreal does. The loss of Ali Adnan, who will be suspended due to yellow card accumulation, will play in the Revs’ favor.
Steve: Revs 0, Whitecaps 1
I see this match as a major litmus test. For the last decade the Revs have had a habit of putting together some momentum, and then flubbing it against inferior competition. They lose badly to some team they should easily beat, and then they trail off into mediocrity or horridness for weeks. If this team, and this organization, has truly turned the corner already, and if the Bruce effect is that pronounced, we’ll see it tomorrow night in a win. But until I see it, I’m going 1-0 loss
Josh: Revs 2, Whitecaps 0
After last week’s 2-2 draw against D.C. United, which saw them give up a 2-0 lead, the Revs will be looking to turn the page as they host Vancouver.
While the Revs are currently on an eight-game unbeaten streak, the same can’t be said for Vancouver. The Whitecaps haven’t won a game since May 25th, and haven’t scored a goal since July 6th. I’m pretty confident in saying that the Revs have this match in the bag.
Matt: Revs 3, Whitecaps 0
Probably a bit optimistic predicting 3-0, but I’m confident that the Revs will continue their dominance over teams from the West, especially against the lowly Whitecaps. The Revs are unbeaten in their last eight league games, while the Whitecaps are winless in their last six. The Revs should come out motivated to put a disappointing 2-2 draw with DC United behind them. Gustavo Bou makes his MLS debut and the Revs record their first clean sheet since May 18th.
Jake: Revs 3, Vancouver 1
I know midweek games are unpredictable, but the Revs are at home against a struggling Caps team that just flew across the country. Teal is on fire, Bou is ready to score off the bench in his home debut, and all will be well in Arenaland.
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