Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Prediction & Match Preview

Seattle Sounders FC vs Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer Prediction by LeagueLane

Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake
United States – MLS
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Kick-off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Lumen Field.

Real Salt Lake have one of the worst defensive records in the entire Western Conference and we can hardly see them causing any damage against one of the main title contenders in the opening round of the playoffs.

Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head

  • The home court advantage has been a huge part in this matchup historically.
  • Seattle Sounders (who just lead the head-to-head tie by two wins) thus won 13, drew 3, and lost 3 of the last 19 home outings against Real Salt Lake.
  • Seven of the last eight head-to-head games between these two outfits ended in home victories.

Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Predictions & Analysis

Seattle Sounders host Real Salt Lake in the last and probably the most one-sided opening round of the MLS Cup playoffs clash on Tuesday night at Lumen Field.

The Sounders are one of the main title contenders for a reason. They have been one of the most consistent MLS outfits in recent history and there is plenty of like about them, and their chances of going all the way this time around.

Seattle played the MLS Cup final last season. They came second on the West at the end of this campaign in the regular season.

We can call it a great achievement for Brian Schmetzer and his troops who spent the whole campaign without two top-XI forwards Nico Lodeiro and Jordan Morris.

Striker Raul Ruidiaz was also absent every now and then but yet he managed to find the back of the net as many as 17 times this season.

Ruidiaz is ready to feature here, while Morris could also be at least on the bench, capable of making an appearance as a sub.

Also, it is worth mentioning that Seattle boast the best defensive record on the West. We just can’t imagine a scenario in which they could be eliminated by Real salt Lake who barely caught the last playoffs spot after the final day victory at Sporting Kansas City.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Seattle Sounders have the best defensive record in the Western Conference.
  • They played the MLS Cup final last season.
  • Real Salt Lake have one of the worst defensive records in the league.
  • Raul Ruidiaz scored 17 goals in 26 appearances for Seattle Sounders this season.

Tips for Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake

  • Seattle Sounders to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Raul Ruidiaz to score anytime @ 2.75 (7/4)