Seattle Sounders FC v. Real Salt Lake
Wednesday, October 17, 22:00 ET
Top Teams Clash in the West Before Playoffs
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In Europe, soccer action is getting started, as the Premiership and other top leagues around Spain, France, and elsewhere are just beginning. In North America, meanwhile, there is plenty of Major League Soccer play to enjoy as action as the MLS is heading towards the playoffs with plenty of possibilities and points up for grabs.
The season is nearing an end, and the races are still going on in the western conference, as club fight for positioning. Two of the top three western teams face off this weekend in a possible playoff preview, as the Seattle Sounders FC host Real Salt Lake.
The Sounders sit in third position in the west with a game in hand, as they are looking for their 15th win of the season. They have 52 points and while the first place San Jose Earthquakes have long tied up the top spot in the league with 64 points now, the Sounders can take second place from Real Salt Lake, just three points ahead.
Seattle will be playing at home where they have a distinct advantage, going for their 11th home victory this year. They have allowed just 10 goals at home while scoring 24.
Real Salt Lake meanwhile will look for their seventh road win this season. They have played strong on the road lately, winning two in a row, both in Los Angeles, routing Chivas 4-0 and beating the Galaxy 2-1.
The Sounders, meanwhile, remain at home after a 3-0 victory against Portland. Seattle has not allowed a goal in their last two matches, but in their two matches against Real this season, they have not scored. One match ended in a 0-0 draw, while Salt Lake won the other match 1-0. In fact, Real has allowed just three goals in their last six matches, and have five shutouts on the road this season. Seattle and Salt Lake have allowed the fewest goals against in the western conference this season.
Betting Lines: The Sounders are at home and are rightly favoured in this match, but not by much. These are two very evenly matched teams, and this game will be a tightly contested affair. Seattle gets the edge and Real won’t be able to continue their road streak, as the Sounders win 2-0.