Seattle Sounders FC face Los Angeles FC in their next game of the MLS regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, 18 June 2022. The game time by GMT is 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The match venue is Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC (June 18) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC latest odds on betting sites
Seattle Sounders FC to win odds are priced at 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.75 (+275; 11/4), while Los Angeles FC to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Seattle Sounders FC — 42%, draw — 25%, Los Angeles FC — 33%.
Latest betting odds on Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC (18 June 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Seattle Sounders FC — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Los Angeles FC — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.67 (-150; 4/6)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC match preview and statistics
Seattle Sounders FC have seen their form change for good over the last two months. The Sounders are seventh in the Western Conference standings, picking up 19 points after 13 rounds of games. They have won four of their last five fixtures, losing just one game.
Brian Schmetzer's side has won their last two home games, ending May with a 2-1 win at home to Charlotte FC. The Seattle Sounders were behind for the most part of the game, Ben Bender gave Charlotte FC the lead 21 minutes into the game. The Sounders turned the game around in the second half. Goals from Jordan Morris and Raul Ruidiaz secured a vital win for the hosts.
The Rave Greens won their last game at home to Vancouver Whitecaps. The Seattle Sounders had a great start to the game when Nicolas Lodeiro converted his spot-kick five minutes into the game. Raul Ruidiaz scored a brace while Alex Roldan scored in the dying minutes. The Seattle Sounders won the game 4-0.
Team statistics: 56% possession, 16 total shots, eight shots on target, five big chances, 477 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, five fouls committed, four corners, and zero yellow cards.
Seattle Sounders team news: Joao Paulo is missing this game through a ligament injury.
Los Angeles FC are top of the pile in the Western Conference division, but they have been inconsistent in the last few games. The Black and Gold have picked up three wins and three losses from the last six games.
Despite these recent inconsistencies, Steven Cherundolo's team is the best goal-scoring team in the league with 29 goals. Defensively they have been decent, conceding 16 goals, the third-best record in the Western Conference.
The Black and Gold defeated San Jose Earthquakes in a five-goal thriller. LAFC were awarded a penalty eight minutes into the game, Christian Arango converted the spot-kick to make it 1-0. They doubled their lead five minutes later through Ryan Hollingshead.
Assisted by Brian Rodriguez. The Quakes were back on level terms after a first-half brace from Jeremy Ebobisse. Brian Rodriguez restored Los Angeles' lead two minutes after the restart. It ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts.
Team statistics: 45% possession, 13 total shots, nine shots on target, four big chances, 292 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 18 fouls committed, six corners, and four yellow cards.
Los Angeles FC team news: Carlos Vela, Diego Palacios, Erik Duenas and Franco Escobar are all missing the game through injuries.
Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC H2H
Both teams met three times last year. Los Angeles won one of those fixtures, Seattle Sounders picked up a win on one occasion, and the other game ended in a 1-1 draw. Overall, The Black and Gold have won 46% of the total meetings. The Sounders won 38%, while 16% of the total games against LAFC and The Rave Green ended in a draw.
Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC lineups and key players
Seattle Sounders projected starting lineup:
- Stefan Frei
- Alex Roldan
- Jackson Ragen
- Xavier Arteaga
- Kelyn Rowe
- Jimmy Medranda
- Nicolas Lodeiro
- Obed Vargas
- Leo Chu
- Raul Ruidiaz
- Fredy Montero
Raul Ruidiaz is a key player to watch out for in this fixture. He has scored seven goals in his last six games in all competitions. He is the top goalscorer for the Seattle Sounders.
Los Angeles FC projected starting lineup:
- Maxime Crepeau
- Sebastien Ibeagha
- Mamadou Fall
- Ilie Sanchez
- Kellyn Acosta
- Jose Cifuentes
- Francisco Ginella
- Ryan Hollingshead
- Latif Blessing
- Brian Rodriguez
- Christian Arango
Ryan Hollingshead is the key player to watch out for in this fixture. He is second on the goalscoring charts for LAFC. He scored a goal in the last game and finished with a rating of 8.5.
Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC predictions and betting tips
The Rave Greens would fancy their chances of a third consecutive home win. They are 10 points away from Los Angeles FC, albeit playing one game less. LAFC are missing a lot of key players through injuries, a home win is very likely in this fixture.
Los Angeles FC might be experiencing slight difficulties, but that has not stopped them from scoring. They have scored in 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions, scoring a total of 33 goals in 15 games. Averaging more than two goals per game.
Five of the last nine meetings between Seattle Sounders and LAFC have seen both teams score, and the game ended with a total of three or more goals.
Betting prediction: Seattle Sounders to win
Odds: 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)