VALOUR FC (2-3-3) vs. FC EDMONTON (0-3-6)
When: Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m. CDT
Where: IG Field, Winnipeg
How to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all CPL games live https://onesoccer.ca/
Valour needs a result today after losing last Wednesday by giving up a goal in the 84th minute in a 1-0 loss to Atlético Ottawa and previously surrendering a 2-0 lead in a 2-2 draw with Pacific FC last weekend.
This is the middle match of a homestand that wraps up on June 15th with a visit from Cavalry FC.
There is hope that Valour could have centre back Andrew Jean-Baptiste return to the lineup to help solidify the back line, but the attack could use some more finish after scoring just once in the last three matches at IG Field, that marker in a 1-nil win over York United FC on May 15th.
Nonetheless, Valour is a solid 3-3-1 in its last seven matches at home dating back to last season.
VALOUR FC SPOTLIGHT:
#9 Walter Poncé, F: The Chilean forward has made three appearances totalling 95 minutes since his arrival and is getting more involved with each time on the pitch. Valour will need some finish on the attack, especially with Moses Dyer out for at least one match with a hamstring injury.
FC Edmonton is last in the CPL standings with three draws and six losses in nine matches and has surrendered 14 goals in its last five. Overall, the Eddies are averaging 2.11 goals against, worst in the CPL.
All-Time: Valour FC vs FC Edmonton
Overall: (win-draw-loss): 4-4-3
May 4, 2019, IG Field: Valour FC 1 FC Edmonton 2
June 2, 2019, Clarke Field: FC Edmonton 0 Valour FC 1
July 17, 2019, Clarke Field: FC Edmonton 0 Valour FC 0
August 19, 2019, IG Field: Valour FC 3 FC Edmonton 1
October 5, 2019, IG Field: Valour FC 3 FC Edmonton 1
August 29, 2020, Island Games, PEI: Valour FC 2 FC Edmonton 0
July 31, 2021, Clarke Field: FC Edmonton 3 Valour FC 1
August 12, 2021, Clarke Field: FC Edmonton 0 Valour FC 0
September 7, 2021, IG Field: Valour FC 0 FC Edmonton 3
October 2, 2021, IG Field: Valour FC 1 FC Edmonton 1
April 10, 2022, Clarke Field: FC Edmonton 1 Valour FC 1