Seattle Sounders vs New England: Preview and Prediction

Seattle Sounders vs New England MLS Match Preview 30th April 2017

Match Preview for Seattle Sounders FC vs New England Revolution

  • Tournament: Major League Soccer 2017
  • Kick-Off: 3:00 UK / 4:00 CET
  • Venue: CenturyLink Field (Seattle).

The defending MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders are having a typical turbulent start to their 2017 season. Last season, they were at the bottom of the league table during the first-half of the season.

But they raised their games considerably after the promotion of Brian Schmetzer as head-coach. It was a streak of 14 matches which saw 8 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses that lifted Sounders from 9th to 4th in the conference standings and eventually the play-offs which lead to their first ever MLS cup success.

Right now, the Sounders have some regrouping to do. They managed just 2 wins from their 7 matches so far, drew 3 and lost 2.

On the other hand, New England had a disappointing 2016 campaign and finished outside the play-off zone. Things haven’t changed in the new season as they sit 8th in the league table after picking a meagre 2 wins form the 8 matches so far.

Among the positives for New England, is a strong home record with 2 wins and 2 draws from 4 matches. But on the road, they are without a win in 4 matches, managing just 1 win along with 3 losses.

Seattle Sounders vs New England: Head-to-head

Seattle Sounders are unbeaten in the last 4 MLS home meeting against New England with 3 wins and 1 draw. The lone defeat happened in New England’s first visit to Century Link Field on 2009.

Their lone meeting last season was a home win for New England by a 2-1 margin.

Seattle Sounders vs New England: Prediction

Both teams are trying to find their feet in the 2017 campaign are a troublesome start. However, the benefit of home advantage makes Sounders favourites to win this tie. On top of that, New England have been a poor away side in recent MLS season.

Seattle Sounders vs New England: Bet Tips

  • Sounders to win at 1.60.

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