The Seattle Sounders have found a rich vein of form lately, as they have now won four in a row. They have created a massive undefeated streak and they will look to extend it on Sunday, when they will host FC Dallas. FC Dallas suffered a humiliating loss at home against San Jose last week and will be looking to bounce back.
Date/Time: 8-12-2018, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Sounders -0.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
The Seattle Sounders (8-9-5) struggled a great deal in the start of the season, but are now in a much better place. They are coming off a really hard-fought 2-1 away win against Minnesota United last week. However, they had to score twice in the stoppage time in order to do so. The Sounders have now won four in a row, and are undefeated in their last seven (5-0-2). They are climbing their way towards the playoffs, as they are now 8th with 29 points, five behind. The Sounders have not been very good at home so far (4-4-2), but have lost just one of their last five there (3-1-1).
On the other hand, FC Dallas (12-4-6) are coming off a really bad loss at home against the horrible San Jose Quakes. The two teams each scored once in the first half (1-1), but San Jose scored two more goals in the second to win by 3-1. FC Dallas have not been in very good form lately, as they have won just two of their last five (2-2-1). Even so, they are still sitting at the top of the Western Conference with 42 points, five ahead of Portland. But with two more matches. FC Dallas also have the best away record in the Conference (5-3-2), but have won just two of their last six (2-3-1).
FC Dallas destroyed Seattle by a massive 0-3 at home earlier in the season. But that was when the Sounders were really struggling to get results. Oddly enough, there hasn’t been an away win in this match-up since 2014 (16 matches). The Sounders have been dominant as hosts over the years (11-1-2), having won each of the last five here. Moreover, they have scored 17 goals in that span, while conceding just one.
The Sounders have been in really good form at this point, while FC Dallas look like they are struggling. A high-scoring match wouldn’t surprise me, but I will just take the Sounders to cover the spread here.
MLS Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas Prediction: Seattle Sounders -0.25 (-121)
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