Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids Prediction and Picks
When: Sunday, October 3, 10 pm ET
Where: Lumen Field, Seattle
Back-to-back wins over Sporting KC, and the San Jose Earthquakes have put the Seattle Sounders six points clear at the top of the Western Conference. At this point, Brian Schmetzer’s side can start to look forward to the playoffs, with the Sounders widely viewed as one of the sides that could go all the way to the MLS Cup final this year.
The Colorado Rapids are also in good shape, currently sitting in third place in the West. While Robin Fraser’s side could do with turning a few draws into wins, they are a difficult team to beat. Here are some tips and predictions ahead of the Major League Soccer fixture between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids on Sunday, October 3.
Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids Prediction
Based on their recent form, the Seattle Sounders look to be peaking at the right time. With the postseason starting to appear on the horizon, the Western Conference table-toppers have won three of their last four fixtures, including a win over Sporting KC that could define their regular season campaign.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Seattle’s last four home matches, suggesting Sunday night’s match at Lumen Field might not produce many goals. However, the visiting team the Sounders will host scored three times in their last league outing against Austin FC during the week.
The Rapids are unbeaten in their last 12 MLS matches and are building momentum ahead of the playoffs. However, four consecutive draws against the LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Toronto FC looked to have halted that momentum. Still, the mid-week win over Austin FC saw Colorado regain their cutting edge in front of goal.
These are two high-quality teams with the ability to win on Sunday night. One is good at attacking set pieces, and the other is good at defending them. In addition, one plays with a consistent starting lineup while the other tends to rotate their squad options. However, both the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids are potential playoff challengers.