For the second time this season, LAFC and the Seattle Sounders will face off on Friday. The two clubs finished in a 1-1 draw earlier in the 2022 campaign. LAFC is enjoying top-flight success this season, while Seattle is scratching and clawing near the middle of the Western Conference table. LAFC hosts the match at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
Caesars Sportsbook lists LAFC as the -180 favorite (risk $180 to win $100) in its latest LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders odds. Seattle is a +475 underdog, a draw is priced at +320, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5, with the over juiced to -160. Kickoff from Los Angeles is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET. Before making any LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks or MLS predictions, be sure to check out what proven soccer insider Jon Eimer is saying.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He also compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
Now, Eimer has taken an in-depth look at LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders and just locked in his picks and MLS predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines for Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC:
- LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders money line: LAFC -180, Draw +320, SEA +475
- LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders spread: LAFC -1.5 (+140)
- LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders over-under: 2.5 goals
- LAFC: Most points (45) in MLS this season
- SEA: Snapped a three-match losing streak in its last contest
- LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks: See picks here.
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Why you should back LAFC
LAFC has tremendous team metrics this season, and the Black and Gold also have real star power. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is making his third appearance for LAFC, and he is a difference maker on the pitch. Elsewhere, Cristian Arango, a 27-year-old from Colombia, ranks in the top ten of MLS with nine goals this season. 33-year-old Carlos Vela brings experience and an MLS-leading mark with seven assists, and LAFC is also facing a scuffling Seattle team.
The Sounders are below the MLS average with only 28 goals and 18 assists this season. Seattle has been scoreless in three of the last four matches, and LAFC is incredibly potent. LAFC is No. 2 in the MLS with 42 goals, averaging two goals per match, and that leads the club to the best mark in MLS with 45 points and 14 wins. LAFC is also excellent on defense, holding opponents to 22 goals and 13 assists with a 70.3 percent save rate this season.
Why you should back Seattle
Seattle has a tough matchup against a red-hot LAFC side, but the Sounders also played well in their last contest against Colorado. That victory stopped a three-match losing streak, and Seattle’s defense is potent. The Sounders have allowed only 25 goals, second-fewest in the Western Conference, and Seattle ranks in the top three of MLS with only 14 assists allowed. Seattle has a stellar 75.8 percent save rate, and LAFC is below-average in possession at 46.9 percent.
On the other end, Jordan Morris leads a strong offensive attack. Seattle is No. 1 in MLS in short pass completion rate at 90.1 percent, and the Sounders have an 82 percent pass completion rate overall. Morris, a 27-year-old star, has 41 goals since debuting in 2016, and he leads Seattle with six goals this season.
How to make LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders picks
Eimer has taken an intensive look at the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders matchup. He has locked in three confident picks to go along with a full match breakdown. He’s only sharing his MLS picks at SportsLine.
So who wins LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders in Friday’s matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders match, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.