Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy
USA Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 3 May 2021
Kick-Off at 2.00 UK
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle.
Los Angeles Galaxy got off to a phenomenal start to the 2021 MLS campaign. They finally seem ready to cause some damage among the top teams on the West after missing out on the playoffs last time out.
Galaxy always had talent in their squad, it’s just that some other things did not function. They appointed Greg Vanney in January and the former Toronto Boss made a fantastic debut.
He still needs to work on fixing some defensive holes in his team, but who can deny that six points from the opening two games is a promising start?
Vanney’s men are, however, about to face the most serious test so far on Sunday evening when they travel to Lumen Field to take on last term runners-up Seattle Sounders on Matchday No 3.
The Sounders have been the most consistent team in the entire league in the last decade. They have made it to the playoffs every single time since making the first appearance in the competition 12 years ago.
They featured the MLS Cup Final four times in the last five years, winning the trophy twice in the process. The Sounders are thus always contenders. It will be very interesting to see how the red-hot Galaxy will cope with them on Sunday.
Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Head-to-head
- Galaxy lead the head-to-head tie by four wins ahead of their 41st meeting with Seattle.
- However, they did not have much luck in the history of games in Seattle where the Sounders won 10, drew 5, and lost just 5 of 20 against Los Angeles Galaxy.
- The Sounders will go into this on the back of two wins and a draw in the last three H2H meetings with this rival. Seattle scored eight goals in the process.
Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Prediction
Much like their counterparts, Seattle also got off to a decent start. They demolished Minnesota United 4-0 on the opening day before playing a 1-1 draw away at Los Angeles FC last weekend.
Brian Schmetzer can be satisfied with how his team looked like at both ends of the pitch in the opening two outings but it is clear that his defensive line will be under a much bigger pressure here against free-scoring Galaxy.
The host are about to face the most lethal striker in the league (at least at the start of the season) as Galaxy’s Chicharito bagged as many as five goals in the opening two fixtures. The Mexican forward is 2.37 to score anytime here.
Since the visitors do not play defence at all, we see the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score as by far the best betting option here. You can back it at the odds of 1.80.
Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Bet Tips
Seattle Sounders to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.75
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.80.