Seattle Sounders vs St. Louis City SC MLS Betting Prediction

Seattle Sounders vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 5/26/2024

Seattle Sounders (3-6-5) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (3-3-7) on Sunday, May 26th. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Seattle Sounders is coming off a draw while St. Louis City SC is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Seattle Sounders vs St. Louis City SC

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Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Draw

The Seattle Sounders will be looking to get back in the win column after drawing their last match vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps. Going into that match, which took place on their home pitch, they were the slight favorite at -113, despite the match only having a total of two goals.

Seattle’s offense took a total of 12 shots, with just two of these shots being on goal. Jordan Morris was the only player on the club to find the net, taking three total shots. The club also had five corner kicks on the offensive end.

On the defensive end, the Sounders allowed eight shots, with four of these shots being on target. Stefan Frei finished with four saves on the day, while the rest of the club’s defense blocked five shots and intercepted 10 passes.

The Seattle Sounders are looking to get back on track as they take on St. Louis City SC on the road. So far this season, the Sounders have struggled, going just 3-6-5, which has them sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in eight of their matches but have just two wins in those games. After this match, they will return home to take on Real Salt Lake on Thursday, May 30th. Over their last three matches, the Sounders have gone 1-1-1.

St. Louis City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

St. Louis City SC will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to FC Cincinnati. This puts them at 1-1 on the year. The match finished with four total goals, which was just above the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

Going into the match, St. Louis City SC was the heavy underdog, despite only playing on the road. Their money line payout was +340. The offensive attack was shut out, with the only goal coming on an own goal by the offense.

On offense, Klauss led the club with four total shots but didn’t have any shots on goal. Aziel Jackson and the rest of the offense finished with three shots on goal and 10 shots overall.

Defensively, St. Louis City SC allowed three goals on FC Cincinnati’s eight on target shots. Roman Burki finished with five saves, and the club blocked four shots while intercepting 11 passes.

In their first season in the MLS, St. Louis City SC has struggled to find consistency, as they sit 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 3-3-7. They have lost two straight matches, falling to the 2nd-ranked team in the Eastern Conference, FC Cincinnati, and the 5th-ranked team in the Western Conference, Los Angeles FC. Overall, they have been much better at home, going 3-1-3, compared to 0-2-4 on the road. After this match vs. Seattle, they will head to Miami to take on Inter Miami CF on June 1st. In the standings, they are tied with Orlando City SC with 16 points, but Orlando City has a better goal differential.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

The Seattle Sounders have been one of the most dangerous teams in the league this season when it comes to earning corner kicks, as they have had more corners than their opponents in 78.6% of their matches. They are also one of the most accurate passing teams in the league, with an 83.3% passing percentage. Raúl Ruidíaz is the leading scorer for the Sounders, as he has found the back of the net seven times this season, which is 10th in MLS. He is also sixth in the league in shots on goal. Jordan Morris has been the top playmaker for Seattle, as he has one assist and two goals this season.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC is scoring 1.3 goals per match this season, which is 18th in the MLS. They are also 9th in the league in shots on goal and 6th in corners. Klauss is the top scorer for St. Louis City SC, as he has found the back of the net five times this season, which is 19th in the MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, as he has 15 this season.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against St. Louis City SC, the Seattle Sounders are 9th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.2. Over their last three matches, they have given up an average of 1.3 goals per match. Stefan Frei has started 10 matches in goal and has three clean sheets, which is 16th in the league. Overall, the Sounders are 2nd in blocked shots and 23rd in interceptions. They are also 25th in the league in fouls per match.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has been up and down this season, and they come into this match against Seattle Sounders, who have the 23rd ranked offense in MLS. Over their last six matches, they have given up three goals to FC Cincinnati and Sporting Kansas City, who are both in the bottom half of the league in scoring. However, they have also had two clean sheets, including one against the 28th ranked Houston Dynamo. Roman Bürki is 6th in MLS with four clean sheets, and he is 21st in saves.

Seattle Sounders vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Given that both St. Louis City SC and the Seattle Sounders are in the top 10 in fewest goals allowed, we have this one projected to end in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +245. Coming into the match, St. Louis has been the better club in terms of shots on goal this season, and our projections have Klauss as the top goal-scoring option for St. Louis. For the Sounders, Raúl Ruidíaz has the best odds to score a goal.

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