Picks and Predictions for Canadian Premier League Games on Saturday, July 23, 2022

| July 21, 2022 11:42 pm PDT

Welcome to my Canadian Premier League predictions and betting picks for Saturday, July 23. We may only have two CPL games to bet on this Saturday, but they both promise to be intriguing battles.

Before we jump into my Canadian Premier League predictions, let’s take a quick look at Saturday’s CPL schedule.

  • HFX Wanderers vs. FC Edmonton
  • Forge vs. Valour

Can struggling FC Edmonton upset the Canadian Premier League odds against HFX Wanderers? Who will come out on top when fourth-place Forge hosts fifth-place Valour? Lucky for you, I answer those questions below.

Be sure to stick around until the end to discover my Canadian Premier League picks for Saturday, July 23.

Canadian Premier League Predictions for Saturday, July 23

Right, it’s time to go over Saturday’s Canadian Premier League predictions. I will start with my HFX Wanderers vs. FC Edmonton prediction before moving on to my Forge vs. Valour prediction.

HFX Wanderers vs. FC Edmonton Prediction

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that FC Edmonton is enduring a season to forget.

With 16 games in the books, Alan Koch’s men find themselves rock bottom of the CPL standings – four points shy of seventh-place York United and seven points behind sixth-place HFX Wanderers.

The Eddies failed to win any of their first 11 games this year, registering four draws and seven losses. A run of two wins in three outings briefly stemmed the tide, but they have since suffered two heavy defeats.

Following a 3-2 loss to Pacific and a 5-1 thrashing to Forge, the Albertans have the worst defensive record in the league by some distance. They have now conceded 33 goals in 16 outings, meaning they average 2.1 goals against per game in 2022.

Not only have Koch’s men lost four of their last six games, but they have also lost nine of their previous 12. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

Granted, the Wanderers are not enjoying an amazing season. But they still sit seven points clear of Edmonton after registering five wins, two draws, and eight losses. It is also worth noting that Stephen Hart’s boys have conceded 12 goals fewer than Edmonton this season.

The Halifax outfit has already claimed two victories over the Eddies this year, securing a 3-1 home triumph in April before winning 2-1 on the road last month.

In addition to winning each of the last three meetings between the teams, the Wanderers have won five of the previous six. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that I’m backing the Wanderers to claim all three points on Saturday.

Prediction for HFX Wanderers vs. FC Edmonton: HFX Wanderers to Win

Forge vs. Valour Prediction

Fourth-place Forge and fifth-place Valour are separated by just three points. That said, Forge has a game in hand on Valour.

Both sides have suffered four defeats this season, but Forge has claimed two wins more than Valour. It is also worth pointing out that Forge has posted a series of positive results in recent weeks.

Indeed, the Hammers have won three of their past five games – netting a combined total of ten goals in the process. Woobens Pacius was responsible for five of those goals, including a hat-trick in the 5-1 rout of Edmonton.

When you look at the bigger picture,
the two-time CPL champions have won six of their previous eight league games.

On the flip side, Valour heads into Saturday’s clash on the back of a 1-1 draw with Atletico Ottawa. Thanks to three straight wins between late June and early July, the Manitobans are on a four-game unbeaten streak.

However, Phillip Dos Santos’ men have only managed to win three of their last nine CPL clashes. With three draws and three defeats coming during that period, they will be eager to discover some consistency ahead of the run-in.

There is no hiding the fact that Valour has scored six goals fewer than Forge AND conceded five goals more. Oh, and let’s not forget that Forge has a game in hand on Valour.

This is destined to be a close-fought battle between two in-form teams, but I’m confident the Forge will come out on top. Having won six of their previous eight games, the Hammers are ready to take down Valour.

Prediction for Forge vs. Valour: Forge to Win

Best Canadian Premier League Picks for Saturday, July 23

Are you ready for Saturday’s Canadian Premier League picks? If you plan to wager on the CPL this weekend (or in the future), remember to use only the best soccer betting sites.

HFX Wanderers vs. FC Edmonton – HFX Wanderers (-1)+110
Forge vs. Valour – Both Teams to Score-163

The Wanderers are priced at -200 to beat Edmonton. Since the Eddies sit rock bottom of the league with the worst defensive record, I recommend backing the Wanderers with the -1 handicap to boost the odds to +110.

In my eyes, the BTTS wager is the best bet for Forge vs. Valour. Both teams have scored in nine of Valour’s 14 CPL this year (64%). On top of that, both teams have scored in seven of Valour’s eight away games (88%).

If you enjoyed my Canadian Premier League predictions and betting picks for Saturday, July 23, be sure to check out my predictions and picks for this weekend’s MLS games.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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