MLS 2022 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders Tips and Betting Preview

Another round of matches get underway in the MLS on Friday night when two big name teams in the Western Conference collide in a huge game as the LA Galaxy play host to the Champions League winning Seattle Sounders.

Just two points separate sixth from eleventh in the Western Conference heading into the weekend and Galaxy sit top of that logjam and Seattle second from bottom in it so this is a match neither will want to lose.

Where to watch

This match isn’t actually being televised in the UK in the early hours of Saturday morning so in order to watch it you will need to view it with one of the bookmaker live streams.

LA Galaxy

This has been a very strange and inconsistent season for LA Galaxy. I guess what isn’t helping their cause is that their rivals across Los Angeles are blazing a trail for all to try and keep up with in the league but even allowing for that, a team with the roster which the Galaxy has should be faring better than what they have done. They should be much higher than sixth in the table at this stage of the season.

There has been no consistency to the Galaxy season and even in their last nine matches it has been all or nothing for them. Unfortunately they have lost six of those nine outings so in many ways it is remarkable that they are still in control of their own destiny. They are having no problems scoring goals, which was an issue earlier in the season, but now they seemingly can’t stop conceding them, which is very much a concern this late into the campaign.


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Seattle Sounders

It has been a pretty weird season for the Seattle Sounders as well. I think most would make allowances for them beginning the campaign slowly while they chased success in the Champions League but at the same time, given that they won that competition, I would imagine most would have expected them to have kicked on over the second part of the season and moved right up the Western Conference standings. That hasn’t happened.

As it is they sit outside the play-offs with nine matches left so they desperately need to turnaround a run of form which has seen them lose seven of their last 10 outings. That includes four straight losses on the road and although they lost at LAFC in that time, the other three defeats weren’t against particularly standout sides. Seattle have only scored six goals in their last eight MLS matches so if there is a positive in that then it is that they won’t need to search too deep to see where it is all going wrong.

Betting

I am expecting to see some goals in this match. I don’t see either side settling for a draw in this one because all it does is open the door to the rest of the teams in this crazy looking race for the top seven over the remainder of the weekend. Galaxy matches have suddenly caught fire in the goals front with six of their last nine having four or more of them and now they take on a Seattle Sounders side who can be as dangerous as any in front of goal.

Seattle might not be involved in the eye catching crazy games that the Galaxy have been in but four of their last five matches have contained more than 2.5 goals and we are getting to the stage where desperation might set in with the Sounders because although this will be a successful season regardless of what happens from now on in because of their Champions League win, if they aren’t involved in the MLS postseason it would take some of the gloss off it. In primetime with the eyes of the American football fans on them I expect these two to deliver more than 3 goals.

Tips

Back Over 3 goals for a 3/10 stake at 1.93 with Bet365

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Author: Martha Chavez