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Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders prediction and pick from MLS expert Graham Ruthven for this weekend's battle for the top spot of the Western Conference.

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders Prediction and Pick

When: Sunday, September 26, 7 pm ET

Where: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders Odds

There will be a lot on the line for Sporting KC and the Seattle Sounders when they meet on Sunday evening, with both teams targeting the top spot in the Western Conference. Just one point separates the two teams in the standings, and with the post-season coming into sight, there won’t be many more opportunities for one to land a blow on the other.

Sporting KC boasts the best home record in the West, while the Sounders are the strongest in the conference for games on the road. Something has to give this Sunday. Here are some tips and pre-match information ahead of the Major League Soccer fixture between Sporting KC and the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, September 26.

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders Prediction

The home side comes into this match in good form. Sporting KC registered impressive victories against the Chicago Fire and Minnesota United, scoring six times without conceding once. This is the final part of a triple-header at home for Peter Vermes’ side, and Sporting KC will want to make it three wins from three.

On the flip side, the Seattle Sounders have won just one of their last three fixtures. Not so long ago, Brian Schmetzer’s side was viewed as the predominant force in the Western Conference, but recent defeats to the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake have seen them lose their grip on the top spot.

For Sporting KC, the omens are good. In 12 of their last 13 league matches played at Children Mercy’s Park, they are unbeaten and have won their previous three meetings with Seattle Sounders. Indeed, the Sounders’ last win over Sporting KC in MLS came all the way back in 2018. Thus, a pattern has been established.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Seattle’s last three games, hinting at a lack of firepower in the final third. However, Sporting KC look to be the favorite in almost every watch for this match. A home victory would open up a four-point gap at the top of the Western Conference table and help Sporting KC build momentum ahead of the playoffs.

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders Picks

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Article Author


Graham Ruthven is a soccer writer and tipster who has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Eurosport and others.


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