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Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake - 5/26/18 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Date & Time Saturday May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: RSL +515 / Seattle -187 / Draw +342 -- Over/Under: 3
TV Channel
ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN (Canada), JOEtv, YouTube TV [Seattle only], KMYU
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Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake meet Saturday in MLS soccer action at the CenturyLink Field.

Seattle Sounders FC enters this match with an overall record of 2-5-2, a 1-2-1 record at home and a 1-3-1 record on the road. Seattle Sounders FC look to keep the momentum rolling after earning points in four of their last six matches. Seattle Sounders FC is off to a brutal start to the season due to an offense that’s scored just seven goals, by far the fewest in the league, but this recent stretch of positive results is a welcoming sign for the 2016 champions. Seattle Sounders FC have allowed just three goals in their first four home games this season. Will Bruin leads Seattle with three goals, Cristian Roldan has three assists and Clint Dempsey has 16 shots.

Real Salt Lake enters this match with an overall record of 4-6-1, a 4-1-0 record at home and a 0-5-1 record on the road. Real Salt Lake have been a team of two different sides, as they’ve been great at home but have been downright awful on the road where they’re being outscored by 2.1 goals and have scored no more than one goal in five road matches. Real Salt Lake has had no problem piling up the offensive numbers at Rio Tinto Stadium, but they’ve scored just two goals in their last four road matches combined. It’s hard to make progress in the West when you’re getting nothing on the road. Albert Rusnak leads Real Salt Lake with three goals, Damir Kreilach has three assists and Jefferson Savarino has 31 shots.

Seattle Sounders FC is 3-1-1 against Real Salt Lake in the last three meetings, but the last meeting was a 0-2 loss back in September. Four of the last five meetings between these clubs have produced at least two goals.

Neither of these teams are playing well enough to confidently pick a side, but the Real Salt Lake have shown nothing on the road this season, and win or lose, the Seattle Sounders FC still have one of the better home crowds in the league. That should be enough to will the home team to victory against a Real Salt Lake club that just can’t get anything going on the road.

Give me the home team in a victory.

Seattle Sounders FC

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