Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: CenturyLink Field (Seattle).
The Sounders wasted several opportunities to go to the top of the table, but still, do have a shot at it. They had a podium position, and several matches in hand, but failed to post points on the board at all from their last three ties.
As of now, they have two fixtures in hand and could take the second standing if they are to keep a consistent form, but the pole spot seems out of bounds now.
The Whitecaps, on the other hand, is unbeaten in their last five battles, but seriously lack in overall wins. From their 18 league appearances so far, the team has been able to pull off just four victories.
The last day though, they pulled off a great comeback draw over Dallas, on the road. Just ten minute before full time, the visitors were trailing behind two goals, but registered two equalizing shots in the span of the remaining time, with the last one coming in the 90+4th minute.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four wins and six of the last seven went to the Sounders.
- The Whitecaps could record just a single goal from the last six games combined.
- Seattle won the last four fixtures in a row at this venue.
- Vancouver failed to find the back of the net in five of their last six visits to this stadium.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction
Seattle has the home advantage and will hope to compensate for their struggles on the road with a good performance in this tie.
In front of the home crowd, they were unbeaten in 17 of their last 19 attempts, and 15 of those were wins.
Most importantly, against this opponent, they recorded the last four wins and six of the last seven. Going on, at their home, the Sounders recorded wins in the last four clashes.
The Whitecaps, despite avoiding losses in their overall ties this season, have also avoided wins. They could win just four of their last twenty match-ups, and just one from their last ten on the road. As such, expect Sounders to keep the momentum at home going, and do reparations for their failures in road trips.
One thing to be noted is the Whitecaps’ inability to consistently score in h2h ties. They could register just a single goal from the last six such battles and be completely shut out in the last four visits to this ground. With these stats in mind, it’s a safe pick to back the hosts to avoid conceding at least in the first half.
Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tips
Seattle Sounders to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).