Seattle Sounders FC vs New England Revolution for Major League Soccer championship match on Saturday at CenturyLink Field Stadium.
Next Saturday, 10th August 2019, Seattle Sounders FC and New England Revolution face each other for a Major League Soccer match. The game’s kick-off at 21:00 at CenturyLink Field Stadium (Seattle).
Sounders may be in fourth place in the west and New England in seventh in the east. But at present, the latter is more likely to reach the top than the other. The reason is the presence of Los Angeles FC leading the way ahead at the Western Conference.
On the other hand, to jump seven places to the top, and also with a game in play, Revolution needs to overcome a deficit of just nine points.
Despite this opportunity to entice visitors, their inexpressive form on away games can act as an obstacle in their quest for pinnacle position.
Clashes between the two teams
Four of the last six matches have seen Revolution score two or more goals.
Seven of the last twelve games have seen goals from both teams.
Four of the last five wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Seattle has found the back of the net three times or more in the last two meetings.
The Sounders have been unbeaten in 17 of the last 24 home matches and have scored goals in 19 of their previous 21 games. On the other hand, their counterparts have recorded just five wins in their last 27 away matches and have conceded two or more goals in nine of their previous fifteen field games.
Also, at this venue, Seattle has recorded four of their last five wins and have scored twice or more in five of their previous seven games.
As these observations suggest, the favourite to record victory is the home team.
As such, I will use the handicap to protect my home team bet.