Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Seattle Sounders FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Seattle Sounders could not be separated from Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg meeting between the two rivals, as they played out a goalless draw at the BC Place stadium. The home team went in for a cautious line-up with Cristian Techera, who has been one of the star players over the last few weeks, on the bench. Vancouver predictably had slightly better chances compared to Seattle, but both teams were largely ineffective in front of goal. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The first leg was a tense affair and it is expected that the second leg will be more of the same. Seattle Sounders have an extremely strong home record with seven wins in the last nine at the CenturyLink Field. Vancouver Whitecaps have lost three out of the last five away games, while they have also managed just one win over Seattle in the last five attempts. I would go with a win for Seattle Sounders. The second leg is likely to be a close fought encounter just like the first leg at the BC Place stadium. Three out of the last five home games for Seattle against Vancouver Whitecaps have witnessed a winning margin of just one goal. This is likely to be the case once again, and I would back a winning margin of one goal.

Seattle Sounders win – 4/6
Winning margin of one goal – 6/4

Seattle Sounders FC saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

0.9

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

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
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)

D H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

30-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Vancouver Whitecaps Form Guide

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Seattle Sounders FC Preview

Seattle Sounders will be looking to capitalise on home form as they were able to get a positive result in the game against Vancouver at the BC Place stadium. This first leg match could have ended in a disappointing fashion considering Seattle’s poor away form. The club had picked up just one away win since August. The failure to score against Vancouver at the BC Place stadium means that Seattle Sounders have found the back of the net only twice in the last seven away matches. Schmetzer will be happy to see his team back at the CenturyLink Field, where they have been quite strong. Clint Dempsey did not feature against Vancouver in the first leg, but he is the top scorer with two 12 league goals.

Seattle Sounders FC Team News

Jordan Morris (hamstring), Calum Mallace (thigh), Brad Evans (back), and Victor Romeo Rodriguez are the players on the sidelines for Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer.

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Vancouver will be disappointed at not taking an advantage from the first leg of the MLS Cup 2017 semi-finals with Seattle Sounders, as the club’s away form is not really the greatest around. Vancouver have been quite impeccable at home over the last few weeks and it has been a key factor behind the club finishing third in the Eastern conference table. The inability to get a positive result at home puts great pressure on the team, but Cristian Techera could return to the starting line-up for the upcoming match and provide the team with a major boost on the counter attacks. Fredy Montero is the top scorer at Vancouver by a significant margin with 14 goals.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

Carl Robinson continues to remain without David Edgar (knee) and Matias Laba (cruciate ligament).

Seattle Sounders FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

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 Vancouver Whitecaps Sidelined Players