Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City 7/25/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

The Seattle Sounders finally met their first loss of the season when they fell by a slim 1-0 on the road against Minnesota United. They will now return home for their next task, where they will play host to 2

The Seattle Sounders (8 wins, 1 loss, 5 draws) were actually pretty good in the first half of their away match against Minnesota United. However, they fell off in the second half and conceded a frustrating goal at the 81st minute, in one of Minnesota’s just two total shots in that match. That was just the 2nd time Seattle failed to score this season. They are still sitting at the top of the Western Conference with 29 points, scoring 23 (2nd best offense in the Conference) and conceding just 9 goals (by far the best defense). Just 6 of their 14 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.3 goals per match. Seattle are still unbeaten at home (5 wins, 3 draws), scoring 16 and conceding just 4 goals, while keeping 5 clean sheets. 

Sporting Kansas City (8 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws) were not that bad in their home match against San Jose, but they had to score a late goal deep into the stoppage time in order to salvage a point from that 1-1 draw. They are now unbeaten in their last 4 (3 wins, 1 draw) and have lost just 1 of their last 9 (6 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws), but kept just 2 clean sheets in that span. Sporting Kansas City are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the Western Conference with 27 points, scoring 25 (which is the best offense in the Conference) and conceding 16 goals. 9 of their 14 matches had Over 2.5 Goals so far, with an average of 2.9 goals per match. They have only kept 2 clean sheets all season, with both teams scoring in 11 of their 14 matches so far. Kansas City have the 3rd best away record in the West (3 wins, 3 losses), scoring 9 and conceding 8 goals. 4 of their 6 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS, with an average of 2.8 goals per match. 

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City. The two teams haven’t met since the 2019 season, where Sporting Kansas City won both at home and on the road, both times by the same 3-2 final score. Each of the last 4 matches between the two sides had goals from both sides and Over 3.5 Goals. Seattle have been really good as hosts against Kansas City over the years (6 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws), with only the last 2 of those matches producing Over 2.5 Goals. The previous 10 had a maximum of 2 goals. Taking Seattle here, who have been performing greatly even with all those absences.

Seattle Sounders vs Sporting Kansas City 7/25/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 21:00PM EDT

Location: Lumen Field, Seattle

Date: Sunday, July 25th 

MLS Odds: Seattle Sounders -0.25

MLS Totals: 2.75

Free MLS Pick: Seattle Sounders -0.25

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