Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City MLS Betting Prediction

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction 6/9/2024

Seattle Sounders (4-6-6) travel to face off against Sporting Kansas City (2-9-5) on Sunday, June 9th. This match will be played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, MO. Seattle Sounders is coming off a draw while Sporting Kansas City is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City

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Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, the Seattle Sounders hosted Real Salt Lake, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw. This came despite playing at home and being favored with a money line of -143. The over/under line was 2.5 goals, which was just slightly higher than the two goals scored in the match.

Seattle’s offense took a total of 17 shots, five of which were on target. On the offensive end, the club had a total of 11 corner kicks. Albert Rusnak scored the only goal for the Sounders, doing so on his only shot on target while taking four overall.

As for the Seattle defense, they allowed a total of 18 shots and three shots on target, with Stefan Frei making two saves. The defense blocked seven shots and intercepted 19 passes.

The Seattle Sounders head to Kansas City to take on Sporting Kansas City. So far this season, Seattle has played 16 matches, going 4-6-6, which has them sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in nine matches, going 2-1-6, while going 2-5 as the underdog. Over their last six matches, they have gone 2-1-3, with their only loss coming against the top team in the Western Conference, Real Salt Lake. Following this match, they will return home to take on Minnesota United FC on June 16th.

Sporting Kansas City Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Minnesota United. This match took place on Minnesota’s home pitch, and going into the match, they were the +370 underdogs. The four combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

Johnny Russell was the only player for Sporting KC to score, taking three total shots and scoring on his only shot on goal. Overall, Sporting KC took 12 shots, and as an offense, they were only able to take one shot on goal.

On the defensive end, Sporting KC allowed three goals on Minnesota’s six total shots on goal. Tim Melia finished with three saves, and the club had a total of four defensive blocks. Sporting KC’s back line had a total of 13 interceptions.

Heading into this match, Sporting Kansas City is in the midst of a seven-match losing streak, dropping their record to 2-9-5, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have struggled both at home and on the road, going 1-4-3 at home and 1-5-2 on the road. In their last seven matches, they have lost to teams like Minnesota United FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and the Portland Timbers. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on June 16th.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

The Seattle Sounders have scored 1.1 goals per match this season, which is 24th in MLS. They have scored less than their season average in four straight matches. They are 23rd in the league in shots on goal, but are second in the league in corners. They have had more corners than their opponent in 75% of their matches. Raúl Ruidíaz is the top scorer for the Sounders and is 12th in MLS with seven goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal and is seventh in the league in that category. Albert Rusnák is the leader in assists for Seattle and is 52nd in MLS. He is also third on the team in goals scored.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

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Leading the way for Sporting Kansas City this season is Erik Thommy, who has scored four goals, which is 43rd in MLS. William Agada is second on the team with three goals and is 34th in MLS in shots on goal. Memo Rodríguez is the team’s leader in assists and is 35th in MLS in that category. This season, Sporting Kansas City is averaging 1.4 goals per match, which is 16th in the league. They have scored fewer goals than their season average in three straight matches. They are also 19th in MLS in shots on goal and have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in four straight matches. In terms of corners, they are 20th in MLS and have had fewer corners than their opponent in 56.2% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 83.5% is 12th in MLS.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Sporting Kansas City, the Seattle Sounders’ defense is currently 7th in MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.2. Over their last four matches, they have given up five goals, which is right at their season average. Stefan Frei is 26th in MLS with 33 saves and has three clean sheets. Overall, Seattle is 2nd in blocked shots and 20th in interceptions. They are also one of the most disciplined teams in the league, ranking 25th in fouls per match.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is giving up 1.9 goals per match, which is 27th in the MLS. Over their last seven matches, they have given up 2.1 goals per match. They have struggled against some of the better offenses in the league, giving up three goals to Minnesota United FC and two goals to both the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Goalkeeper Tim Melia is 12th in the MLS with 48 saves, and he has just one clean sheet this season.

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction

Our projections for this Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City matchup in the MLS is a 1-1 draw, which comes with a payout of +225. Looking at the matchup, Seattle has been the better defensive club this season, allowing the 7th fewest goals in the MLS. On the flip side, Sporting Kansas City is 27th in goals allowed. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Raul Ruidiaz for the Sounders, while Daniel Salloi has the best odds to score for Sporting Kansas City.

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