Atlanta United did a great job in their last match, where they escaped Philadelphia with all three points. They are looking to find stability lately, as they have somewhat struggled to get results. They will now get to play host to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, who have been doing better lately. The Sounders look like they still have a fighting chance to make the playoffs. They have been really improving lately and it might not be long before they strike form.
Date/Time: 7-15-2018, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Sounders +1.25
Total: 3 Goals
Atlanta United (12-4-4) were not really good in the first half of their match in Philadelphia last week. They were really pressured by their opponents but managed to hold tightly. They were much better in the second half, where they scored two goals in order to record a comfortable 2-0 win. But it was just their second in their last five matches (2-2-1). Atlanta United are still sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference with 40 points. NYCFC are three points behind them with one less match. They have been really good at home too (6-2-2), where they have won three of their last five (3-1-1). They have kept just two clean sheets at home in the past three months.
On the other hand, the Seattle Sounders (4-9-4) are coming into this match after a really dull and goal-less draw against New England. It was a very careful first half between the two sides, as neither had a shot on target in the first half. The second half had slightly more chances and it was New England who had the most of them. But Seattle held on tight and have now lost just one of their last four (1-1-2). They are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Western Conference with 16 points after 17 matches. They are already 10 points behind the playoffs but with two less matches than Vancouver. However, the Sounders have not been very good on the road so far (2-5-2), where they have scored just 7 goals against 13 conceded.
The two teams split the points in a goal-less draw in their only previous encounter. Atlanta United will now have the chance to take the upper hand in this match-up. Seattle have been improvind slowly but steadily lately. They are not going to make this easy for the host team here.
Atlanta United are the big favorites to win here, but I don’t think they will win that easily. I don’t even think they will cover the spread here, so I will have to go with Seattle on this one.
MLS Atlanta United vs Seattle Sounders Spread and Prediction: Seattle Sounders +1.25 (-122)
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