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Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 5/2/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles Galaxy Odds & Info

Game Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Date & Time Sunday May 2, 2021, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Centurylink Field Seattle, WA
Latest odds
SEA -163 O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Seattle Sounders host the LA Galaxy on Sunday in a matchday 3 fixture in the MLS. Seattle is 1-1-0 on 4 points with a goal difference of +4. Seattle opened its regular season with a 4-0 drubbing of MLS Cup finalists Minnesota and followed that with a 1-1 draw on the road against LAFC. Seattle gave up an early goal to LAFC in the second minute but Brad Smith scored an equalizer in the 54th minute and Seattle shared the spoils.

Seattle has three wins, one draw and one loss in its last five matches played in the MLS and over that span has scored nine goals and allowed six. Seattle's back line and goalkeeper have two clean sheets in their last five matches played. Raul Ruidiaz is the leading goal scorer for Seattle with two, while Alex Roldan, Cristian Roldan and Will Bruin each have one assist to lead Seattle.

The LA Galaxy are off to a strong start at 2-0-0 on 6 points with a goal difference of +2.  The Galaxy opened its MLS campaign with a 3-2 victory over Inter Miami on the road and followed that with a 3-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls at home. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is off to an excellent start with five goals through two matches and will be a tough matchup for Seattle.

The LA Galaxy has three wins, one draw and one loss in its last five matches played in the MLS and over that span has scored nine goals and allowed nine. Chicharito is the leading goal scorer for the LA Galaxy with five, while Sacha Kljestan has the only other goal for LA. Ethan Zubak, Victor Vazquez and Sebastian Lleget each have one assist for the Galaxy.

Free Soccer Pick:

LA Galaxy +300

Over the last five matches played between these two MLS Western Conference rivals, Seattle has two victories, LA Galaxy has one victory and two have ended in a draw. In the most recent fixture in November of last year the two battled to a 1-1 draw. Seattle has a strong back line and goalkeeper, but will be up against a LA Galaxy attack that has produced six goals in the first two matches led by Mexican international Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who will put pressure from start to finish in the box during each possession. Final Score Prediction, LA Galaxy wins 2-0

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