Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders
Major League Soccer – Conference Semifinal
Date: Monday, 30th October 2017
Kick-off at 1:30 am UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: BC Place (Vancouver).
Vancouver Whitecaps demolished San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 to book their place in the Conference Semifinals of the 2017 MLS. They will be up against the defending champions Seattle Sounders who finished second in Western Conference and booked direct entry to the Conference Semifinal stage.
This is their fourth entrance into the knock-out phase of the tournament but were knocked out in the first tie in all previous attempts.
Sounders had made it into the knock-out stage on every single season since they enter the MLS as an expansion team back in 2009. However, it took them until last season to reach the final and the occasion is well celebrated by clinching the cup.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders: Head-to-head
The teams share a win, draw and loss from the three MLS meetings this season.
The Whitecaps are unbeaten in the last two home matches against the Sounders with the 1-1 draw and 2-1 win in the current campaign. They lost three on the bounce prior to that.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders: Predictions
Whitecaps are coming in good shape here, especially their home form is excellent with an 8 match unbeaten run recording 5 wins and 3 draws.
Now, Seattle do not have an away record. They are win-less in the last four and managed 2 wins from the last 12 road games, 4 draws and 6 losses.
Despite Vancouver having a dominant status in home versus away form, we must consider the experience of Seattle in playing at this level. So, this first leg fixture is expected to cagey and I believe Seattle have got the goods to take the game with a respectable result to their home turf.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 for 7.00
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders: Bet Tips
Both teams to score is my main pick @ 1.52 odd.
I see Under 2.5 goals for 2.16 odd as a value bet.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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