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It’s a key Western Conference showdown on Saturday as preseason 2022 MLS title favorite Seattle Sounders host first-place Los Angeles FC at Lumen Field. LAFC (9-2-3) was the second favorite before the season started and has lived up to that billing. It has the best record in MLS and has scored the most goals, but now it faces a team that won the Concacaf Champions League last month. Seattle (6-1-6) got off to a slow start but can now focus its attention on the league, and it comes in off a 4-0 rout of the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday. LAFC hasn’t played since before the international break, but it beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 on May 28. The Sounders have won four of five, while Los Angeles has bounced back from a two-game skid to post consecutive wins.
Kickoff in Seattle is set for 3 p.m. ET. Seattle is the +145 favorite (risk $100 to win $145) on the 90-minute money line in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC odds. LAFC is the +185 underdog, a draw is priced at +245 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Los Angeles FC vs. Seattle Sounders picks or MLS predictions, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he is 10-7 in his last 17 soccer picks overall. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders matchup from every angle and just revealed his MLS picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC:
Seattle is closer to full strength and has confidence after its Concacaf success and a big win Tuesday. It was the first American team to win that Concacaf title, and it has been one of the most consistent teams in MLS the past several years. It won the 2019 MLS crown, then lost in the final the following year. It was knocked out early last season with some key players out injured. The Sounders also will be playing at home, where they are 4-0-2 this season. They have lost to LAFC once in the past five meetings in Seattle, scoring nine goals and yielding three.
Nicolas Lodeiro has been leading the surging offense, as the Sounders have scored six goals on their past 11 shots on target. Lodeiro scored his third of the season on an early penalty against Vancouver, and he also has three assists this year. Jordan Morris (three goals) and Cristian Roldan (two goals, two assists) of the USMNT also play key roles.
Los Angeles has been the most prolific scoring team in the league, posting a plus-13 goal differential, compared to plus-3 for the Sounders. The Black and Gold have scored in all but one game so far, and 13 different players have at least one goal. The team hopes star striker Carlos Vela (six goals) will be recovered from a thigh injury in time for the match. The team made some key additions in the offseason, including Kellyn Acosta, Franco Escobar and goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau.
Crepeau has four clean sheets, and two of those have come away from home. Cristian Arango, who came over from Colombian squad Milionarios midway through last season, scored his third goal of the season against San Jose. Brian Rodriguez scored his second in that game, and Ryan Hollingshead got his fourth. Hollingshead has been a surprise contributor from the defense, with his four goals coming in 11 games (eight starts). LAFC leads the league with 78 shots on target, while Seattle has the sixth-fewest with 52.
Green has scrutinized the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders match from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those picks here.
So, who wins Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.
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