In Major League Soccer already over half of the games have been completed in the regular season. Constant performances are sought in vain in the US teams. Only the Los Angeles FC has been in a strong shape so far, and has earned a deserved break from the other Western Conference teams. However, teams like Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders will still be able to claim title opportunities thanks to the October playoffs. Especially the latter are not a pleasant playoff opponent due to the strong home dominance.
Football Betting Prediction Seattle Sounders vs Atlanta United
On Sunday night Seattle Sounders will be received for the 20th matchday in the MLS Atlanta United. Both teams are currently ranked third in their conference and owe that placement, especially the strong home performances. On foreign terrain neither the Sounders nor Atlanta could gain a foothold. At Seattle Sounders versus Atlanta United, a prediction on the hosts in this case seems to be the best option. The guests have already weakened anyway and conceded eight goals in the last two MLS games after two disastrous defensive performances.
Seattle Sounders – Statistics & Current Form
The Sounders spray this year again much optimism and want to secure the second MLS Cup in club history. The regular season is running sovereign, even if the current ranking among the top three Western Conference teams is mainly due to the home results. The eleventh playoff participation in the MLS Cup thus does not seem to be really at risk. In 2016, the Seattle Sounders for the first time in their franchise history to MLS champion. A year later, it was enough for the runner-up after the lost final against Toronto.
32 points have so far been recorded in the 19 MLS games. In front of home crowd Seattle Sounders showed strong performances so far. With a home record of 7-2-0, only points were lost in the games against San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles FC. Recently, the Sounders won three home games in a row. At home, the Seattle Sounders are hard to crack anyway and have not lost seasonally for 13 MLS games. The interim US Open Cup defeat against Portland is due among other things by the strong rotation of coach Brian Schmetzer.
Among the most valuable players in the ranks of the Sounders include Ruidiaz, Lodeiro and Roldan. Ruidiaz, who was the scoring keeper of the Sounders with ten goals last year, continued his performance the previous year and leads the domestic scoring list with six goals. Captain Lodeiro remains the linchpin of the Sounders offensive. With 20 points scorer was the Uruguayan the most important offensive man in the past year and continues his strong run in the MLS in this season. With the recent two goals, the Sounders last won the second away win of the current season. Goalgetter Ruidiaz returns to the squad after his final appearance with Peru at the Copa America and will be available in the home game against Atlanta. Bruin and Marshall are still missing due to injury. Will Seattle Sounders win a 2-1 odds against Atlanta United?
Expected lineup of Seattle Sounders:
↳ Frei – Smith, Arreaga, Torres, Leerdam – Svensson , Leyva – Rodriguez, Lodeiro, Roldan – Ruidiaz
Last Games from Seattle Sounders:
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – Columbus Crew Vs. Seattle Sounders 1: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – New York City Vs. Seattle Sounders 3: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Seattle Sounders Vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – Seattle Sounders Vs. Portland Timbers 1: 2 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 06.06.2019 – Montreal Impact Vs. Seattle Sounders 2: 1 (Major League Soccer)
Atlanta United – Statistics & Current Form
The sensational strike of Atlanta United with the New York Red Bulls marked the Sunday night of American football fans. After a 1: 2 deficit, Atlanta made a sensational comeback and took the lead shortly before the end of the game. Wright-Phillips on the side of the New York Red Bulls but the Mercedes-Benz Stadium was silenced with his draw. It was the second game in a row for Atlanta, where the defensive stability could not really be maintained.
Eight goals conceded in the last two MLS games speak a clear language. With the away game in Seattle could now be the next defensive debacle pending. Most recently, four away games were lost in a row. Last season still the best away team of the MLS, it does not run well this year in the distance. Due to the strong home record in the current season, the weak outward performance could be compensated for as far as possible. At least in the playoffs, however, Atlanta will need to increase significantly, otherwise it could be close with the title defense at the MLS Cup 2019.
With their recent success over Saint Louis FC, Atlanta United have fought for the first time in club history in the semi-finals of the US Open Cup. After two winless games in the MLS, it is now also in the league competition to find the track. With Bello, Villalba, Kratz, Barco and Pogba five players will be injured due to injury. Due to the losses of Villalba and Barco, the offensive pool of Coach de Boer is very limited. Despite the weak defensive ideas in the recent MLS games, it is under all circumstances to avoid the fifth away defeat in series. In the current form but not much speaks for a point win of the guests.
Expected lineup of Atlanta United:
↳ Guzan – Parkhurst, Gonzalez, Escobar, Robinson – Larentowicz, Nagbe – Meram, Hyndman, Martinez – Martinez
Last matches from Atlanta United:
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Atlanta Vs. Saint Louis 2: 0 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – Atlanta Vs. New York Red Bulls 3: 3 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Chicago Fire Vs. Atlanta 5: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Atlanta Vs. Montreal Impact 2: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 06/27/2019 – Toronto vs. Atlanta 3: 2 (Major League Soccer)
Seattle Sounders vs Atlanta United Direct Comparison
For the third time the two clubs meet in the MLS. The two previous duels ended with a 1-1 and 0-0 draw.
Seattle Sounders vs Atlanta United Football Betting prediction Explained
As the reigning MLS Cup Champion, more was hoped for by Atlanta United this season. The previous season’s performance of Atlanta should not be diminished. At least in the playoffs, the quality in the squad of the reigning champions will be noticeable. The offensive from Atlanta is heavily manned, but the current staff worries severely limit the coach’s options. In contrast, the Seattle Sounders against Atlanta United has a better Kaderbreite available, so a prediction on the home side seems very realistic.
Key Facts – Seattle Sounders vs Atlanta United Tips
⭐️ After disastrous defensive performances, there have been eight goals conceded for Atlanta in the last two MLS games.
⭐️ Atlanta travels to Seattle with considerable staff worries.
⭐️ Seattle has not lost any season since 13 MLS home games.
Plus Atlanta United but especially with striker Josef Martinez, who counts behind Carlos Vela to the most dangerous offense players in the MLS. Seattle will try to keep the Atlanta striker in check at all costs. With the failures on the part of the guests and the recent home performances of Seattle, not much speaks for a point win from Atlanta. But already the last MLS game against the New York Red Bulls has shown that the reigning MLS Champion has to be reckoned with. We would therefore place our Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United tip at good odds (1.86) over 1.5 home goals because of our guests’ vulnerable defensiveness. We choose a bet of seven units.