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Seattle Sounders will be taking on LA Galaxy. DNB Seattle Sounders. Total Goals: 2.5
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Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy. Prediction
The Seattle Sounders are in shocking form these last few weeks. The Sounders beat FC Motagua at the CONCACAF Champions League right before the MLS season started, but they lost the first two matches of the league.
LA Galaxy is the favorite to win again but haven’t been their best. Both their first games were won by LA Galaxy, but they lost both.
This Saturday’s match at Lumen Field will not be a great goal scoring affair as neither side has been very good in front of goal. It is likely that the match will end in a draw.
One of the easiest decisions we can make regarding this match is to determine the expected number of goals. LA Galaxy has scored only 2 goals so far this season and have conceded none. This is a sign of strong defensive compactness but the sample is small.
Reverse this goal record to get the Seattle Sounders season with zero goals and two conceded. Both teams average one goal per match. This is statistical evidence, again with the caveat of a small sample. It suggests that the teams won’t score too many goals. However, bettors should prefer the opposite. Because the MLS is the fastest-moving league in the world, teams can quickly move between the different phases of a soccer pitch.
This game can be back 2.5 goals or more because of early evidence that indicates a slower game. Sportsbooks will likely increase odds to score this game.
Seattle Sounders Are Out to Get Their First Points of the Season
The Seattle Sounders are having a bad start to their season. They have suffered back-to-back defeats. After losing 1-0 to Nashville SC, the Sounders went to Real Salt Lake to get a similar result.
The Sounders’ only strength this season has been their ability to control the game. The Sounders have been dominant in possession and they have scored a few goals, but not enough to threaten the goalkeepers of their opponents. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei was the only bright spot on the pitch this season. They conceded both goals this season due to poor clearances from the defenders. According to him, there’s a little disorganization at the pitch.
The surprise however has been the CONCACAF Champions League goals. Their incredible goals in the CONCACAF Champions League have been a surprise. They’ve scored eight goals in three matches and are still yet to concede any goal.
Seattle started the tournament with a draw against FC Motagua, but won their return leg by a score of 5-0. Brian Schmetzer’s team were playing at Club Leon this week in Champions League and came out victorious 3-0.
They finally displayed some strength in defense, and were able to hold off the Mexican team. Despite having over 70% of the possession in the game, the Liga MX side only managed a single shot at goal as the MLS side stood their ground and defended well.
LA Galaxy Keen On Keeping The Winning Run Going
This season, LA Galaxy have a 10 percent win record in the league, but their performances have been far from reliable. After starting with the late champion New York City FC, they needed Efrain Alvarez’s volley to beat Charlotte FC.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez managed to get past NYFC’s defenders in order to take the win for their side. Although they had the majority of possession, the NYFC defense was unable to break them down until the final minutes.
It was the same situation again in game two, when they were at Charlotte FC. The record crowd supported them throughout the match but were stunned at Alvarez’s goal from long range.
Alvarez said that they were getting tired of the crowd at home and the goal was necessary to put them to rest. He stated after the match, “I wanted to stop their party”. He should be happy when he returns to LA Galaxy next season.
LA Galaxy enjoyed a good pre-season, with 3 wins from 6 matches and only one loss. After missing the playoffs last year due to a negative goal differential
, they will want this season.
How to Watch Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy
Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Teams Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Location Lumen Field Time Saturday, March 12 at 3. 30pm EST How to watch FOX, FOX Deportes