Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction & Match Preview

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 20 July 2020
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida)

The Champions are started this season very poorly. In their season opener, they had to settle for a point against San Jose Earthquakes. In the latest game, they lost to Chicago Fire after keeping it a draw till the last minute.

The Whitecaps is a much inferior team compared to their upcoming opposition. But they started the season on a positive note. From their only games so far they have scored three goals even though the result was not on their favour.  So the champs have to keep a disciplined defence to keep out the Blue and White.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The hosts are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with this opposition.
  • In six of those seven games, the final score had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.
  • The last time Vancouver won this fixture was back in April 2017.
  • Seattle has not lost a head to head game at home since 2016.
  • Majority of their recent meetings at home soil also had less than 2.5 goals.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Prediction

The highlight of last season for Seattle was their dominance in home games. They remain unbeaten in 11 MLS matches in front of their home crowd. On the other hand, the visitors have never found a rhythm in games away from home. From the last nine matches on the road, they have managed to win only three had issues in even the Canadian Championship.  It is true that Sounders are rattled after the defeat to the Fire, but I believe they will get all three points in this one.

One major problem the hosts face this time is the inability to handle the pressure. They did well until the last minute against Chicago and then conceded very cheaply. Even though they had the major portion of possession they gave too many chances for Chicago to score. Vancouver gave a lesson in scoring in their opening game with the Quakes. They kept menacing the opposite defence even though they lacked control over the ball. If they are to continue that we can see goals on either end on this upcoming game too.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Betting Tips

  • Seattle Sounders to win @ 1.65 (7/11).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).