Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC Match Analysis and Prediction

The Major League Soccer returns to the fold this weekend when Seattle Sounders hosts Los Angeles FC at Lumen Field. Match day schedules for June 18, 2022 at 22:00 EAT.

The victory over Vancouver Whitecaps helped the hosts climb up to a playoff position; Seattle Sounders currently occupy the seventh place with 19 points in the West. Despite losing their first two games after managing to become the first American team to lift the said trophy, they are in top form at the moment, winning four of their last five games since then. They are also extremely strong at home, winning seven of their last nine and scoring at least three goals in six of those games.

The Sounders FC prepare for this fixture off the back off 4-0 MLS win to beat Vancouver Whitecaps. In that game, Seattle Sounders FC had 56% possession, 16 shots with eight of them on target and goals score by Nicolás Lodeiro (5′), Raúl Ruidíaz (28′, 54′) and Alex Roldan (89′). Vancouver Whitecaps got 10 shots with none of them on target.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles FC leads the Western Conference standings with 29 points after 14 matches. The club won only five games away from home in 2020 and 2021, but has already managed four away victories this season. They also have found it hard to keep their defense intact, having kept just one clean sheet in their last six away from Los Angeles.

Los Angeles FC will be looking for another victory following 3-2 MLS triumph over San Jose Earthquakes in their previous fixture. In that game, Los Angeles FC had 45% possession, 13 shots with nine of them on target and goals scored by Cristián Arango (8′), Ryan Hollingshead (13′) and Brian Rodríguez (47′). San Jose Earthquakes got 11 shots with four of them on target and goals by Jeremy Ebobisse (16′, 31′).

Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC head to head

Los Angeles FC has a good record against Seattle Sounders and have won seven of the 13 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to the Sounders’ five victories, while two matched played out draws.

  • Los Angeles 3-0 Seattle  27/10/21             
  • Seattle 2-0 Los Angeles 17/05/21             
  • Los Angeles 1-1 Seattle 25/04/21             
  • Seattle 3-1 Los Angeles 25/11/20
  • Los Angeles 3-1 Seattle 12/10/20

Home

  • Seattle 4-0 Vancouver
  • Seattle 2-1 Charlotte
  • Colorado 1-0 Seattle
  • Houston 0-1 Seattle
  • Seattle 3-1 Minnesota

Away

  • Los Angeles 3-2 San Jose
  • LA Galaxy 3-1 Los Angeles
  • Columbus 0-2 Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles 1-2 Austin
  • Colorado 2-0 Los Angeles

Seattle Sounders team news

Joao Paulo continues to miss time with a right ACL tear, Yeimar Gomez Andrade has a right hamstring strain and Stefan Cleveland will be out due to a facial laceration.

Los Angeles FC team news

Diego Palacios, Julian Gaines has Erik Duenas will all be sidelined for this fixture due to an injuries.

Prediction and odds

The Sounders only lost one of the last five matches they played, while Los Angeles lost three of the last five games they played.

  • Draw
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Double Chance 1 or 2
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