FC Cincinnati travel to the Lumen Field to face Seattle Sounders for another MLS match. Seattle Sounders lost 2-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps in their last game, while FC Cincinnati recorded another 2-1 win after they trashed San Jose Earthquakes 6-0. Last time these two teams faced each other, Seattle Sounders won that match 4-1 but that was back in 2019 and both teams have improved since then, especially FC Cincinnati. In that match, Leonardo Bertone opened the scoring for FC Cincinnati only 13 minutes into the game and the hosts replied with 3 goals in the 27th, 33rd and 43rd minute to lead 3-1 into the break. Finally, Raul Ruidiaz put the icing on the cake for the hosts as he scored in the 87th minute. Currently FC Cincinnati are the better team and they are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference table while Seattle Sounders are 10th in the Western Conference table. FC Cincinnati have a chance to climb to 5th if they earn a win and Seattle Sounders can climb up to 9th but they face tough contention from Colorado who are on the same point as they are.Grab Your Signup Bonus!
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Seattle Sounders have struggled in recent games. They managed to grab two wins after a series of bad games but they could not record a third win as they lost their last match 2-1 against Vancouver Whitecaps. Seattle Sounders seemed to dominate the game, taking over 66% of the possession but in the end it was the hosts that got all 3 points. Pedro Vite opened the scoring in the 29th minute for Vancouver Whitecaps and then Julian Gressel doubled the lead in the 37th minute. Seattle Sounders could do little to influence the outcome as they could only grab a late goal in the 89th minute.
Andrew Thomas, Cristian Roldan, Obed Vargas and Joao Paulo are currently unavailable for selection due to injuries.
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FC Cincinnati are in fine form currently as they are without a loss in almost 10 matches. They have recorded two wins in a row in their last two matches. They beat Real Salt Lake 6-0 and followed it up with a 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake away from home. Maikel Chang gave Real Salt Lake the lead in the 35th minute but the visitors drew level in the 44th minute after seeing a penalty ruled out by VAR. Real Salt Lake also had a chance to restore the lead from the penalty spot but Pablo Ruiz failed to convert and the teams settled for a draw into the break. In the second half, both teams fought to go ahead but it was Brenner that found the back of the net in the 76th minute to give FC Cincinnati a deserving win. The hosts were certainly the better side as they dominated possession, taking 59% of the possession and registering 8 shots on target.
Beckham Sunderland and Kenneth Vermeer are currently injured and will miss this match.
Head to Head
Seattle Sounders and FC Cincinnati have not met too many times. They have played just once against each other and Seattle Sounders won that match 4-1 back in 2019.
Expert Betting Tips
FC Cincinnati should have little problems dictating the game. They are the stronger sides in terms of form and quality and they are playing with a lot of confidence now. So I expect them to fight for a win here. Seattle Sounders will need extra care to stop the visitors from scoring and that has not been their greatest attribute as a team. So the visitors should grab a couple of goals. It is a question of how the hosts will respond.
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