Seattle Sounders vs Sporting KC prediction and betting tips (October 23)
The first and second in the Western Conference table face off on Saturday Afternoon. Kansas lost at home to the Sounders in their last meeting. Can they win this match away from home?
Daniel Salloi (Sporting KC) got 3 goals from 3 matches
Daniel Salloi (Sporting KC) got 3 goals from 3 matches
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

The Seattle Sounders host Sporting KC in their next MLS match.

The match is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, 23 October 2021. The game time by GMT is 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The match venue is Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington.

Latest betting odds

Seattle Sounders to win is valued at 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional). A draw is valued at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Sporting KC to win is valued at 3.50 (+250; 5/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Seattle Sounders — 47%, draw — 26%, Sporting KC — 27%.

Latest betting odds on Seattle Sounders vs Sporting KC (23 October 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.85 (-118; 50/59)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Seattle Sounders — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Sporting KC — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.77 (-130; 10/13)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)

Match preview and statistics

The Seattle Sounders drew 1-1 with Colorado Rapids in their last match. They remain top of the Western Conference table with 58 points following this draw.

Dominique Badji gave the Rapids the lead in the 66th minute of the second half with a header to the top corner. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. Cristian Roldan equalized in the 80th minute with a left footed shot, assisted by Leo Chu.

Seattle had 47% possession, nine shots, eight chances and a 1.50 xG. They had more shots on target (4) than Colorado and created two big chances. The Sounders lost 1-2 to Houston Dynamo FC in their last two matches and aim for a win in this game.

Seattle Sounders team news: Brad Smith, Jordan Morris, Jordy Jose Delem, Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz are sidelined due to injuries.

Sporting KC lost 1-2 to Vancouver Whitecaps in their last match. Kansas are second in the table with 52 points and a +19 goal difference, six points behind the Sounders.

Ryan Gauld gave Vancouver the lead in the 23rd minute with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal from the middle of the box, assisted by Brian White with a headed pass. Russell Teibert doubled the lead with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Brian White.

Johnny Russell pulled one back in the 43rd minute before halftime from outside the box with a left footed shot to the bottom, assisted by Daniel Salloi. This was not enough to salvage the scores.

Top stats from the game, 64% possession, nine shots, seven chances, and a low xG of 0.29. They didn’t put up a great performance but have to do better in their match.

Sporting KC team news: Alan Pulido, Felipe Hernandez and Jaylin Lindsey are unavailable due to injuries.

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting KC H2H

In their last two matches, Sporting won one and Seattle also won one. The latter won 2-1 in their last meeting. Cristian Roldan and Will Bruin scored the two goals that won the game for them.

Key players and lineups

Seattle Sounders projected starting lineup:

  • Stefan Frei
  • Yeimar Gomez
  • Xavier Arreaga
  • Nouhou Tolo
  • Alex Roldan
  • Joao Paulo
  • Joshua Atencio
  • Jimmy Medranda
  • Cristian Roldan
  • Nicolas Benezet
  • Fredy Montero

The key player to watch out for is Cristian Roldan. He came clutch and scored the equalizer in their last match.

Sporting KC projected lineup:

  • Timothy Melia
  • Graham Zusi
  • Illie Sachez
  • Andreu Fontas
  • Luis Martins
  • Cameron Duke
  • Gadi Kinda
  • Jose Mauri
  • Johnny Russell
  • Daniel Salloi
  • Khiry Shelton

Daniel Salloi is the key player to watch out for. He has three goals and two assists in their last three matches. Salloi is expected to drop a top performance in this match.

Betting tips and prediction

Both teams failed to win their last two matches, the Sounders drew, while Kansas lost. They are almost levelled in terms of key stats and performance. Seattle beat Sporting 2-1 away in their last match. Both sides have scored (btts) in their last six meetings and over 2.5 goals have been scored in this period.

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.77 (-130 American; 10/13 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.85 (-118 American; 50/59 Fractional)

Seattle Sounders — Sporting KC
Both teams to score (Yes)
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