Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 22:25 Hrs

Venue: CenturyLink Field

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Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Seattle Sounders head into the opening game of the MLS 2018 campaign after a 4-0 win over Santa Tecla in the CONCACAF Champions League. The result helped Seattle secure a 5-2 aggregate victory over the team from El Salvador. Will Bruin, Nicolas Lodeiro, Chad Marshall, and Magnus Eikrem all scored in a second-half rout at the CenturyLink Field. Los Angeles FC prepare for their first MLS game after becoming the latest franchise to be inducted into the league.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Seattle have been given a tricky tie to open the new campaign. Crucially, the club are at the CenturyLink Field for this match. Brian Schmetzer saw his Seattle team open the 2017 campaign with a defeat and the club took a long time to recover. After having had a big win in the CONCACAF Champions League just a few days ago, Seattle will be able to use the momentum for a win. LAFC will not be too disappointed with an opening day defeat, as the club will be using it as a learning curve. I would go with a win for Seattle – largely due to home advantage. Nicolas Lodeiro has had a good start to the year after managing to score in both legs of the Champions League game against Santa Tecla. In the last five home matches for Seattle, Nicolas Lodeiro has come up with three goals while he finished last season with seven league goals. I would back Lodeiro to score anytime in this game.

Seattle Sounders win – 8/13

Nicolas Lodeiro to score anytime – 21/10

Seattle Sounders FC have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Los Angeles FC are undefeated in all of their last 2 games 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)

Los Angeles FC Form Guide

Los Angeles FC

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

30-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Fresno FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Seattle Sounders FC Preview

Seattle Sounders are hoping to build on the 2017 campaign, which almost produced a second MLS Cup title for the club. The loss against Toronto will have provided Seattle with a lot of valuable lessons for this season. Manager Brian Schmetzer has focused on building on from last season. Immediately after the success in 2016, Seattle went through a major makeover. This was one of the reasons behind Seattle’s poor form at the start of 2017. Now, the club has kept the core of the squad coming into this campaign. Magnus Wolff Eikrem is the significant addition to the team after his transfer from Swedish outfit Malmo FF.

Seattle Sounders FC Team News

Jordan Morris is the only absentee for manager Brian Schmetzer.

Los Angeles FC Preview

There will be a lot of expectation on Los Angeles FC after having witnessed new teams like Atlanta United make a lot of impression in the 2017 campaign. Furthermore, LAFC have former US national team coach Bob Bradley in their ranks. The club have been able to bring in some players with proven experience and quality – like Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela. These players will be playing alongside experienced MLS stars like Walker Zimmerman and Beitashour. The expansion team will be resting a lot of hope on Carlos Vela and his ability to score. The Mexican international has an excellent goals-to-game ratio at all of his previous clubs. He could be a surprise package for this current campaign.

Los Angeles FC Team News

Bob Bradley does not have injuries or suspensions ahead of this match.

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

Los Angeles FC 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 Los Angeles FC Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Stefan Frei 190 88
21 LB Jordy Jose Delem - -
15 CD Tony Alfaro - -
29 CD Roman Torres 188 99
5 RB Nouhou Tolo 178 -
4 CDM Gustav Svensson 183 82
7 CDM Cristian Roldan - -
23 CM Henry Wingo - -
10 CM Nicolas Lodeiro 170 69
19 CM Harrison Shipp - -
17 CF Will Bruin 185 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tyler Miller 193 -
3 LB Steven Beitashour 178 77
5 CD Dejan Jakovic 188 81
44 RB Joao Moutinho 185 -
23 CD Laurent Ciman 184 70
9 CM Diego Rossi 170 -
7 CM Latif Blessing 170 -
33 CDM Benny Feilhaber 178 73
14 CDM Mark-Anthony Kaye - -
10 CM Carlos Vela 178 78
21 CF Marco Urena 181 70