Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders: Preview and Predictions

Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 2:30 UK/ 3:30 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah).

Real Salt Lake host Seattle Sounders in fine form after bagging two wins in their last two outings, outclassing Sounders in Seattle and Houston Dynamo in front of the home crowd on Thursday. They now hope to build on the success and their top 6 spot in Western Conference!

Seattle Sounders have largely struggled for consistency and consequently sit in the bottom part of the table, as the narrow loss to the rivals meant a second defeat in a row and sixth in ten games this term. They’ve put on solid defensive displays but struggled to score goals and saw many narrow clashes go the other way as Brian Schmetzer failed to find a cure for their woes up front.

Real Salt Lake will now hope to capitalize on such circumstances twice in two weeks and bag a win at Rio Tinto Stadium as well, proving great character here as they build on a five-game winning streak. They’ve beaten New York RB, Vancouver Whitecaps, Colorado Rapids, DC United, and Dynamo already and it does feel they’re very tough to hold back.

Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC: Head-to-head

Real Salt Lake have bagged a narrow 0-1 win at CenturyLink Field last week, with a single goal from Sebastian Saucedo.

This was Claret and Cobalt’s second win over the rivals in a row.

We are used to very narrow clashes between the sides with few goals along the way.

Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC: Predictions

We will now back Real Salt Lake to another narrow win, going for a Home win to Nil at an eye-catching 4.33. We have seen Sounders struggle to score goals and this does give value to such a bet, making it more than just a wild longshot at this point.

With that in mind, we hope for a fourth low-scoring head-to-head clash in a row, as we go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.07. The visitors have been putting on very solid defensive displays despite an unpredictable spell of form and we do hope for another such occasion at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC: Bet Tips

  • Real Salt Lake to win to Nil @ 4.33
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.07
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