Seattle Sounders FC v. Chivas USA
Saturday, September 8, 21:00
Sounders Look to Move in on Playoff Spot
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Soccer action has returned to Europe as the top leagues begun another exciting campaign this season, with the English Premiership and other top tier groups getting underway. Meanwhile, in the states, Major League Soccer action is nearing the playoffs, as teams scramble for points and jockey for positioning atop the table.
Two clubs face off in a primetime showdown this weekend out west as the Seattle Sounders FC looks to move closer to the top of the table as they host Chivas USA, a club looking to avoid a spiral to the bottom.
Seattle currently sits in third position in the western conference, having won 12 matches and drawn 8 through 26 games, earning 44 points. They are two points back of Real Salt Lake in second with a pair of games in hand, and are nine points behind first place San Jose Earthquakes with a single game in hand.
They will be playing at home this weekend with a great chance to earn three more points, enjoying a clear advantage playing in the Pacific northwest in a large and intimidating stadium. They have won eight games at home while drawing one and losing just three. In that span they have outscored their opponents by an 18-7 margin.
The Sounders will be hosting lowly Chivas USA, a club sitting in eighth position with seven wins, seven draws, and just 28 points. Chvias, however, has been surprising decent on the road, much better than at home. Playing away, they have won four matches, drawn five, and lost just three.
Still, Chivas has struggled on defense lately, giving up 13 goals in their last three matches, and 18 in their last five. Moreover, these two clubs just met in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago, where Seattle routed Chivas, winning 6-2, scoring three times in each half for a commanding win.
Betting lines: The Seattle Sounders are the clear favourites, and rightly so. Despite Chivas playing well on the road, Seattle enjoys a great home field advantage and has much more to play for this weekend. They are in need of three points to move into second place, and they have already beaten Chivas last month. Seattle wins big again, 4-1.