Seattle Sounders will be looking for a place in the finals series playoffs this weekend when they travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a clash with Atlanta United in the 25th round of the Major League Soccer. Kickoffs on August 6 at 22:30 EAT.
The hosts currently occupies the 12th place with 25 points in the Eastern Conference standings, however the playoffs spots are still reachable only four points away. In their campaign this season, Atlanta United picked up six wins against nine loses and four draws. Coming into this game, they have three draws, two loses and a win in their last six matches.
Atlanta United prepares for this meeting off the back of 0-0 MLS stalemate with Chicago Fire in their previous match. In that game, Atlanta United had 51% possession and 13 shots with two of them on target while Chicago Fire got 15 shots with three of them on target.
Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders are two points and two places below the playoffs spot in the Western Conference table (ninth place with 29 points). In their campaign this season the sounders have picked up nine wins against 11 loses and two draws. Coming into this game, the visitors won two and lost four of their last six fixtures.
Seattle Sounders will better results following 2-1 MLS defeat at the hands of Los Angeles FC in their last outing. In that game, Seattle Sounders FC managed 52% possession and 11 shots with none of them on target. Los Angeles FC got 19 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Jesús Murillo (14′ OG), Kwadwo Opoku (35′) and Carlos Vela (43′).
Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders FC head to head
Since 2017 there have been five head to head encounters between Atlanta United and Seattle Sounders FC; three matches played out draws while each side claims a victory.
- Seattle 1-1 Atlanta 23/05/21
- Seattle 2-1 Atlanta 14/07/19
- Atlanta 1-1 Seattle 15/07/18
- Seattle 0-0 Atlanta 01/04/17
- Atlanta 4-2 Seattle 23/02/17
- Chicago 0-0 Atlanta
- LA Galaxy 2-0 Atlanta
- Atlanta 1-1 Orlando
- Atlanta 2-1 Salt Lake
- Atlanta 0-3 Austin
- Los Angeles 2-1 Seattle
- Seattle 2-1 Colorado
- Chicago 1-0 Seattle
- Nashville 1-0 Seattle
- Seattle 0-3 Portland
Atlanta United team news
Miles Robinson, Brooks Lennon, Osvaldo Alonso, Dylan Castanheira, Ronald Hernández, Emerson Hyndman and Brad Guzan will be unavailable for this fixture through injuries.
Seattle Sounders FC team news
Brian Schmetzer will be without João Paulo and Obed Vargas who have been ruled out through injuries.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a draw here as both sides are in struggling similar forms ahead or this game.
- Both teams to score
- Double Chance 1 or 2