Seattle Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tip: Over 2.5/BTTS – 15 June 2022

In-form locals can light up Lumen Field?

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United States Seattle Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps United States

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 – 03:30 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 13/10
Bookmaker: 10Bet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 13 June 2022)

Preview: Lumen Field has not been a favourable hunting ground for the Vancouver Whitecaps, resuming their search for a maiden victory at this venue in the early hours of Wednesday morning against a Seattle Sounders side which can boast wins in all but one of their five previous meetings in the Emerald City.

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Seattle Sounders – Ease in workload producing positive results?

Sixteen days on from last kicking a ball in anger in their 2-1 home win over Charlotte FC on 30 May, Seattle Sounders resume their thus far underwhelming MLS campaign at home to Vancouver Whitecaps. That they do so from an unflattering position, residing two points below the play-off cut-off point in the Western Conference, underscores the need for a winning return to Lumen Field for Brian Schmetzer’s team.

In accordance with Infogol’s Expected Goals model, the Sounders rank 14 of 14 in their conference. Their negative process – 1.4xGF and 1.8xGA – a possible consequence of their CONCACAF Champions League commitments. However, it is notable that since lifting that trophy at the start of May, Seattle’s form has improved considerably. As such they approach this game having collected 9 of the last 12 points (W3 L1).

Key Stat: Seattle Sounders are without a home clean sheet all season (W3 D2 at Lumen Field in league play during 2022). Meanwhile, all three of their home victories this term saw them concede the opening goal of the game.


Seattle Sounders Win From Behind



Vancouver Whitecaps – Most improved team in MLS in 2022?

A challenging start to the season, to say the least, appears to well and truly be behind this team. Their lay-off hasn’t been quite as extreme as opponents Seattle, but the 2-1 win at home to Real Salt Lake – currently third in the Western Conference – maintained the superb turnaround in fortunes of The Whitecaps. That a fourth win in six (D1 L1). All a far cry from winning one of their first eight match-ups (D1 L6).

This resurgence will be tested to its fullest for this short trek to Lumen Field, where their all time MLS record makes for grim reading. They’ve yet to win here in five attempts (D1 L4), with last June’s 2-2 draw the undoubted highlight. Coupled with a miserable road return this season, winning none of six such fixtures (D1 L5) prior a 1-0 success last time out in Kansas City, explains such long odds on an away triumph.

Key Stat: Vancouver registered their first clean sheet away from home of this MLS season in their 1-0 win at Sporting Kansas City in their latest away outing. Up the other end though, Vanni Sartini’s men are yet to net more than once in any of seven away league games in 2022.

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Seattle Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Advice

The timing of the recent break in MLS action will be rued by both managers. Seattle Sounders had won three of the last four in MLS, including their last two as hosts, only losing at Colorado Rapids in that period. Whereas Vancouver Whitecaps were flying, turning a record of W1 D1 L6 through the first eight matches into W4 D1 L1 by the time domestic football was temporarily replaced by internationals.


Seattle Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps – Key Facts:

  • Wednesday’s clash at Lumen Field is the 16th in MLS between the clubs. Seattle Sounders have bossed the head-to-head thus far, winning nine (D5 L1) including four of the five held here in Seattle.
  • Each of the past three encounters between them with Seattle Sounders hosting has seen Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score delivering winning bets.
  • Neither set of players will be short on confidence. Seattle Sounders have three wins in their last four MLS outings (L1) while Vancouver Whitecaps have taken maximum points in four of their past six (D1 L1) in league play.


All this should mean we are treated to an enjoyable, competitive spectacle at Lumen Field. The last three H2Hs at this venue all saw Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score, and I feel that bet has legitimate claims once again. The Sounders are without a clean sheet on home turf all season but scored 2+ in three of five said matches, while The Whitecaps would score in five of seven away, shipping 2+ on six occasions.

Best Betting Odds – Seattle Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Seattle Sounders – 13/20 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 3/1 (PaddyPower)
Vancouver Whitecaps – 9/2 (Bet365)