New York City FC vs Seattle Sounders FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 17th June 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
MLS returns back in action after the international break in some style as New York City and Seattle Sounders are set to take on each other in the derby match of the round on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium.
New York City
It will be very interesting to see how the hosts will react to the mid-week’s US Open Cup loss to the city rivals NY Red Bulls.
Patrick Vieira’s side seems to be losing the grip after a promising start to the new campaign as they claimed only a single win in last four matches in all competitions.
This sees them sliding to the third position in the Eastern Conference standings ahead of a very important fixture with the defending champions.
Seattle were off to a poor kick off of their title defense quest, but they will come into the game with New York with a significantly improved form since the Sounders won four of their last five outings in all competitions.
Brian Schmetzer and his men have also had a tricky rival for the early stages of the US Open Cup, but unlike New York, they were successful beating Portland Timbers 2-1 on the home patch.
New York City vs Seattle Sounders: Head to head
This will only be the third head to head meeting between the two teams. Seattle claimed a 1-3 win on the road in May 2015, but New York got the revenge a year later when they left CenturyLink Field victorious (0-2).
New York City vs Seattle Sounders: Prediction
We’d not be surprised to see the away wins trend continued considering the current form both steams showed over the last couple of weeks.
The value is certainly with the visiting side who are 19/20 not to lose the match.
New York City vs Seattle Sounders: Bet Tips
The top bet will be Seattle Sounders or Draw at the odds of 1.95 with Bet365
Braver tipsters can try with the clear away win at 4.00 odds with Betfair.