Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 20th May 2017
Kick-off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: CenturyLink Field (Seattle).
It was another bad day in office for Brian Schmetzer as Sounders suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at Kansas City last week. This left them without a win in four matches, with the last three being defeats. Previous week, they were away at Chicago and conceded 4 goals. Schmetzer has to make some tweaks in the back-line which appears to be a broken dam at the moment.
At home, Sounders played four games this season. Since picking a 3-1 win against Red Bulls on the opening day, they drew twice and lost once.
Real Salt Lake have plenty of players missing through injuries. But this didn’t stop them from putting an end to a disastrous run of results. They lost four on the bounce when New York City came to town on the mid-week. They conceded an early goal but bounced back and grabbed a 2-1 win to temporarily relive the pressure.
Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake: Head-to-head
Last season, the three matches were all won by the home team. Seattle won twice and Salt Lake one.
Meantime, the Sounders won 6 matches in a row at home against Salt Lake. The latest four have seen both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake: Prediction
This is a perfect chance for Seattle to bounce back with a win. But they need to tighten things at the back, because the depleted Salt Lake seems to have made attacking their priority. However, home record favours the Sounders and hope they end up as winners in a potential high scoring thriller.