Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 3/12/16
Seattle Sounders FC (0-1-0) vs. Real Salt Lake (0-0-1)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Rio Tinto Stadium)
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TV: MLS LIVE, JOEtv, KMYU
The Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders FC meet Saturday afternoon at the Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Real Salt Lake hope to build on a 2-2 draw against the Orlando City SC. In the match, the Real Salt Lake blew a 2-0 lead and wasn’t able to secure the two points. The good news for the Real Salt Lake is that 50 percent of its shots were on target and the defense was solid. Joao Plata leads the Real Salt Lake with two goals, Juan Manuel Martinez has two assists and Yura Movsisyan has two shots. Defensively, Nick Rimando has come away with five saves on seven shots faced. The Real Salt Lake have won four of their last seven regular season home games.
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The Seattle Sounders FC hope to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. In the losing effort, the Sounders got just two shots on target and gave up 14 shots overall. We know the Seattle Sounders are capable of playing far better, and you have to expect that starting in this match. Clint Dempsey has two shots, Osvaldo Alonso has two shots and Jordan Morris has one shot. Defensively, Stefan Frei has come away with three saves on four shots faced. The Seattle Sounders FC have come away with points in four straight regular season road games.
The Seattle Sounders have beaten the Real Salt Lake in three of the last five meetings, which includes the most recent match in October. The Real Salt Lake’s last win over the Sounders was in August. All of the last five matches between these two teams has produced no less than two goals.
The Real Salt Lake has beaten Seattle in each of its last four home games and should be able to win this game as well assuming the defense shows up for the entire match and not just half. I just wasn't impressed with the Sounders in their opener.
Give me the home team.