Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC Prediction and Picks
When: Saturday, October 23, 3:30 pm ET
Where: Lumen Field. Seattle
Saturday will see a top-of-the-table clash take place in the Major League Soccer Western Conference, with Seattle Sounders set to host Sporting KC at Lumen Field. Both teams might already be assured of their place in the play-offs, but there might still be fireworks between two sides with their sights set on silverware this season.
Six points divide Seattle and Sporting KC at the top of the Western standings, but the latter still holds a game in hand over the former. A victory for the visitors on Saturday night would put them within one result of drawing level. Here are some tips and information ahead of the MLS fixture between the Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC on Saturday, October 23.
Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC Prediction
The Seattle Sounders come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw away to the Colorado Rapids during the week. Having lost to the Houston Dynamo in the game before that, there will be some pressure on Brian Schmetzer and his players to return to winning ways. They can't allow any rot to set in this close to the post-season.
Sporting KC's recent form has also been somewhat patchy, winning two and losing two of their last four matches, including their last outing away to the Vancouver Whitecaps - one of those two defeats came at home to the Seattle Sounders at the end of September. So they could do with building some momentum again.
However, Peter Vermes' side has found the back of the net no fewer than eight times in their last three league matches. Sporting KC is the top scorers in the Western Conference despite having played one match fewer than Seattle, who are second-top scorers. That firepower will give them a chance against the Sounders on Saturday.
Seattle has won their last three home league matches. What's more, they have been winning at half-time and full time of those three matches, underlining just how strong the Sounders are in front of their supporters. Unfortunately, Raul Ruidiaz and Nico Lodeiro will miss out for the hosts, with Jordan Morris not yet ready to return.