|Game||Seattle Sounders vs New York Red Bulls|
|Date & Time||Sunday September 15, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
Seattle Sounders -0.5
Both these teams lost their last match by the same 0-2 scoreline, so they will now clash against one another on Sunday, when Seattle will host the NY Red Bulls. Neither team has been in very good shape lately and this is a match-up that traditionally favors the host.
The NY Red Bulls (12-12-5) were not very effective in their home match against Colorado, where they conceded a goal in each half to eventually lose by 2-0. They have been struggling lately, winning just one of their last five matches (1-3-1). The Red Bulls are sitting at the 6th spot of the Eastern Conference with 41 points, one behind DC United and Toronto. They have been mediocre on the road (4-7-3) and have won just two of their last eight (2-5-1).
Seattle (13-9-7) also lost to Colorado in their last match, by the same 0-2 scoreline, but on the road. They also conceded a goal in each half and were unable to respond. But that was just their second loss in their last six matches (2-2-2) failing to keep a single clean sheet in that span. Seattle are now 3rd in the Western Conference with 46 points, just as many as Real Salt Lake above them. They are traditionally strong at home, where this season they have lost just twice (9-2-3). However, they have won just two of their last five there (2-2-1) and have conceded 11 goals in their last four.
There is total balance in this match-up (5-5-3) and there hasn’t been a visitors win in the last nine matches between the two. Seattle have been excellent when hosting the NY Red Bulls (4-1-1), but kept just one clean sheet. They are conceding goals at an alarming rate, so we can easily see goals from both sides here. Going with the home team to win here.