MLS Betting Tips

Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Real Salt Lake have won their last two meetings with Seattle, including that extraordinary shootout victory in the play-offs last season. Before this, the Sounders were unbeaten in four against RSL, winning three.

Seattle Sounders to win is 2/1.

Seattle Sounders to win and both teams to score NO is 4/1.

Raúl Ruidíaz is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 13/8 to score anytime.

Match preview

102 days after their astonishing first round play-off meeting last season, Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders meet again.

Back in November, these two played out a goalless draw at Lumen Field, in which Seattle had 21 shots and RSL mustered exactly none in two hours of play.

In the subsequent penalty shootout, Kelyn Rowe was the only man to miss with his spot-kick saved by the night's villain David Ochoa.

This saw Seattle crash out and RSL move on; they'd then beat SKC before eventually succumbing to Portland in the Conference Finals.

Given what happened in Washington State not so long ago, this is likely to be a feisty affair.

Seattle, as always, are amongst the favourites to win MLS Cup, but began the season with a shock 1-0 defeat to Nashville last weekend.

However, Brian Schmetzer's side might be distracted by the CONCACAF Champions League just now.

In the round of 16, despite a goalless draw in Honduras, they then hammered Motagua 5-0 at home.

Coming up in the quarter-finals, Seattle take on Mexican giants Club León with the first leg to come at home on Tuesday.

Will the Rave Green's priories be elsewhere, if they are, can RSL take advantage?

Pablo Mastroeni's side do have a point on the board following a bore goalless draw with Houston Dynamo at PNC Stadium last weekend.

But, given Seattle's continental commitments, the Claret and Cobalt might fancy their chances of a victory this weekend.

Will the home fans be celebrating at Rio Tinto Stadium?

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