Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders Odds & Info
|Game||Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders|
|Date & Time||Saturday September 18, 2021, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
Rio Tinto Stadium Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, USA
Real Salt Lake managed to take a hard-fought win on the road against San Jose mid-week and remained inside the playoff spots. They will now return home for a really tough task, as they are hosting the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Seattle are coming off back to back wins and they are healthier than ever, so this is going to be interesting.
Real Salt Lake (9-9-6) are coming off a mouth-watering 4-3 win on the road against San Jose. They pulled even at the end of the first half, took the lead at the start of the second, but had to score two late goals in order to grab all 3 points from that match. They have lost 3 of their last 5 (2-3-0), with all 5 matches producing goals from both sides and at least 3 total goals. Real Salt Lake are sitting at the 6th spot of the Western Conference with 33 points, as many as LAFC below them, while both teams are 1 point behind Portland and 2 points above Minnesota United. Real Salt Lake have been really hard to beat at home (6-2-4), going unbeaten in their last 5 there (4-0-1).
Seattle (13-4-6) beat Mexican side Santos Laguna by 1-0 in the Leagues Cup semi-final mid-week, and are now through to the final where they will clash against Club Leon. Prior to that they beat Minnesota United by 1-0 at home, in what was the first match where the team was practically fully healthy. The Sounders are sitting at the 2nd spot of the Western Conference with 45 points, 1 point behind Kansas but with 2 matches in hand. Seattle have the best away record in the Conference (7-1-2), scoring 17 and conceding just 8 goals so far. They have kept just 3 clean sheets on the road, but only failed to score once.
Free Soccer Pick:
Seattle beat Real Salt Lake by a slim 1-0 at home earlier in the season, and they have now lost just 1 of their last 6 matches against this opponent (4-1-1). However, they have struggled A LOT in this venue over the years (2-10-3), losing 8 of their last 9 matches here. This is definitely a match to watch, and not bet on, but the Draw looks really possible here.