Seattle Sounders FC vs LA Galaxy Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Seattle Sounders FC vs LA Galaxy Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Seattle Sounders were involved in a stalemate for a second consecutive MLS 2017 game, as Brian Schmetzer’s team could only pick up a 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers. Cristian Roldan scored from close range in the 18th minute, but Seattle were dealt a major blow with Diego Valeri scoring just before half-time from the penalty spot. Nouhou Tolo was sent off late in the game. LA Galaxy secured the first win under Sigi Schmid after beating Colorado Rapids 3-0. An early penalty from Romain Alessandrini and an excellent finish from Ema Boetang eased the nerves, while a second-half goal from Gyasi Zardes made sure of the win. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Seattle have managed two wins in the recent three games against Galaxy. Further backing up this record is Seattle Sounders’ record of suffering just one home defeat this season. Galaxy’s confidence is certainly up, and the club have a decent away record with five wins in 12. Two of the recent four matches between the two clubs have been a draw, and Seattle come on the back of back-to-back stalemates. I would bet on a draw in this game. Galaxy have not scored in just two away games this season. Despite being on a strong home record, Seattle Sounders have managed just two clean sheets in the last six home games. I see a lot of value in backing both teams to score.

Draw – 10/3

Both teams to score – 7/10

Seattle Sounders FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Seattle Sounders FC

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Seattle Sounders FC Form Guide

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo

Seattle Sounders FC

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

30-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Sacramento Republic FC Team Logo Sacramento Republic FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

LA Galaxy Form Guide

LA Galaxy Team Logo

LA Galaxy

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Golden State Force

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-06-2018

US Open Cup

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Seattle Sounders FC Preview

Seattle Sounders have been able to stretch the unbeaten run to 11 matches in the league, and it has been a major factor behind the club going top of the table after having been out of top six for the majority of the first few months. Manager Brian Schmetzer has also been able to make some strong additions to the squad during the last window. His biggest concern may be a string of three away matches in the next five MLS games. Seattle Sounders have a mediocre away record this season with just three wins from 14. Clint Dempsey is the club’s top scorer in 2017 with 14 league goals.

Seattle Sounders FC Team News

Nouhou Tolo is the player unavailable due to suspension, while Brad Evans (back) is also set to miss due to injury.

LA Galaxy Preview

Galaxy were finally able to end a sequence of 10 games without a victory in the league. Even the appointment of Schmid did not produce results straightaway, as it became clear that the players were low on confidence. Even a small setback at the start of a game saw LA Galaxy crumble and suffer heavy defeats. A crucial factor behind the recent win over Colorado Rapids was two early goals from Galaxy, although the club’s performances have improved substantially since Curt Onalfo was replaced. Romain Alessandrini is the top scorer at Galaxy this season with nine goals.

LA Galaxy Team News

Sebastian Lletget (foot), Robbie Rogers (ankle), Pele van Anholt (cruciate ligament), and Baggio Husidic (leg) are the players unavailable for LA Galaxy.

Seattle Sounders FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

LA Galaxy Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Seattle Sounders FC vs LA Galaxy Sidelined Players

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