Seattle Sounders vs DC United
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: CenturyLink Field.
Seattle Sounders will have an imperative to pick up points which would keep them in the battle for the top six positions on the West as they host the rock-bottomed Eastern Conference outfit DC United this Wednesday at CenturyLink Field.
The reigning champions have been struggling a lot to find the form from last term’s playoffs ever since they began their title defense quest.
The team did manage to end the negative run by beating Colorado Rapids 1-3 on the road in their last league fixture.
Brian Schemtzer will, however, be severely handicapped ahead of his side’s meeting with DC as the star man Clint Dempsey is away on national team duty as he has just joined the United States squad for the knockout stages of CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Dempsey’s absence would shake the Sounders a lot against any other team in the league, but it should not represent too big of an issue against DC United who are the weakest side in the league.
Ben Olsen’s men have lost each of their last four matches in all competitions and they have six defeats on the trot away from Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.
Seattle Sounders vs DC United: Head to head
Seattle have entirely dominated this match-up historically and they will enter the game with three consecutive wins over DC United.
Seattle Sounders vs DC United: Prediction
Rave Green are massive favourites even without Clint Dempsey and we have no other option but to back the home win as the top betting prediction here.
Uruguayan striker Nicolas Lodeiro should take the responsibility and shine in Dempsey’s absence and we se e the value in backing him to find the net at the sky-high 13/10 odds.
Seattle Sounders vs DC United: Bet Tips
The main bet will be Seattle Sounders to win at 1/2.
You can also take Nicolas Lodeiro to score anytime at the odds of 13/10.