Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC MLS Betting Prediction

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders Prediction 5/5/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (5-2-3) travel to face off against Seattle Sounders (2-5-3) on Sunday, May 5th. This match will be played at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. Seattle Sounders is coming off a win in their previous match, while Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Seattle Sounders. The match is scheduled for 6:45 PM ET.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders

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Los Angeles Galaxy Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Austin FC. This loss came on the road, and even though they lost, they had a higher payout (+138) than Austin FC.

The two combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals. This was despite the Galaxy taking a total of 16 shots and five shots on goal. Offensively, Riqui Puig was the most active player, taking a total of six shots.

On the defensive end, the Galaxy allowed two goals on Austin FC’s five total shots on goal. John McCarthy made three saves, and the club, in total, had six blocks. LA also had a big advantage in corners, taking 10 compared to just two for Austin FC.

Through 10 matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 5-2-3, which has them tied for 2nd in the Western Conference. They have been solid on the road, going 3-2-1, and have yet to lose at home (2-0-2). Overall, they have been favored in five matches, going 2-1-2, and have a record of 3-1-1 as the underdog. After this match vs. Seattle, they will return home to take on Real Salt Lake on Sunday, May 12th. Over their last three matches, they have gone 2-1, with their only loss coming vs. Austin FC on April 27th.

Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Win

The Seattle Sounders will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union. This win came on the road, and the money line payout for the Sounders was +230. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Seattle’s attack was led by Raúl Ruidíaz, who scored two of the club’s three times. Ruidíaz took a total of six shots and three shots on goal. Overall, the club had four shots on goal and 14 shots overall. Obed Vargas scored the other goal for the Sounders.

On the defensive end, the Sounders allowed two goals on Philly’s six shots on goal. Andrew Thomas made four saves in net, and the club’s defense finished with five blocked shots. Seattle’s offense also finished with 10 corner kicks compared to nine for Philadelphia.

Through 10 matches, the Seattle Sounders have a record of 2-5-3, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-4-1, but have been better at home, going 1-1-2. Overall, they have been favored in five matches, going 1-1-3, while going 1-4 as the underdog. Their last win came on April 30th against the Philadelphia Union, and they will look to build off that victory as they take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at home. After this match, they will hit the road to take on the Portland Timbers on May 12th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

Dejan Joveljić is the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, and he is also 9th in the league in goals scored. He has 14 shots on goal, which is also 9th in the MLS. Joseph Paintsil is the leader in assists for the Galaxy, and he is 8th in the league in that category. He is also 24th in the MLS in goals scored. As a team, the Galaxy are 2nd in the league in goals scored and shots on goal. They are 8th in the league in corner kicks, and they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 60% of their matches. They are also the top passing team in the MLS, with an 87.3% passing percentage.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

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The Seattle Sounders have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 17th in goals scored and 19th in shots on goal. They have been able to generate a lot of corner kicks, ranking 4th in the league in that category. Raúl Ruidíaz has been their top offensive weapon, ranking 6th in the league in goals scored and 5th in shots on goal. Daniel Musovski is their leader in assists and is 2nd on the team in goals scored.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

The Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense has struggled this season, allowing the 2nd most goals per match in the MLS. However, they have been better of late, allowing just 2 goals in their last two matches. They will be facing a Seattle Sounders’ offense that is 17th in the MLS in scoring. John McCarthy is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 2nd in the MLS in saves. He has just one clean sheet this season.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the LA Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders’ defense is coming off a stretch where they have given up six goals over their last three matches. On the season, they are 10th in goals allowed, giving up 1.3 goals per match. They are also 2nd in blocked shots and 25th in interceptions. Stefan Frei is 21st in clean sheets and 33rd in saves.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders Prediction

Our projection for this Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders matchup is a 1-1 draw, with the payout on the draw currently at +280. Looking at the matchup, the Sounders’ Raúl Ruidíaz is our top projected goal scorer and has the best odds to score in the match. Our projections also give Seattle a slight edge in terms of shots taken and they are also one of the top teams in the MLS in terms of blocked shots. Joseph Paintsil is our top projected goal scorer for the Galaxy.

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