Thursday’s Football Bet of the Day see’s me focus on the MLS card and there’s one match in particular that stands out to me for goals.
Seattle Sounders FC vs CF Montréal
⏰ Thursday 30th June, 03:00
The Seattle Sounders will look to keep up their impressive recent run of form, as they play host to fellow high-flyers CF Montréal at Lumen Field in a cross-conference clash.
Following a 1-1 draw at home to Western Conference leaders LAFC, the Seattle Sounders got back to winning ways last time out, as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Sporting KC. As well as having W5-D1-L1 of their last seven matches in MLS, Brian Schmetzer’s side have also won four and drawn one of their last five fixtures in-front of their own supporters. The Sounders have scored 16 times in their opening eight MLS matches at home , with 13 of those having come in their last five at Lumen Field. That clean sheet Seattle recorded in their last fixture against Sporting KC was just their third in MLS this season, with The Rave Green conceding in their other 12 league matches.
After having lost three of their previous four matches, Montréal got back to winning ways last time out as they defeated Charlotte 2-1 at home. Prior to their 2-1 defeat against Nashville in their previous away game, Wilfried Nancy’s side had gone five matches unbeaten on their travels, winning three and drawing the other two. L'Impact have found the back of the net in 14/16 of their league matches this season, including in each of their last seven away from home. In fact, only LAFC (32) and Austin (31) have scored more goals than Montréal (30), and they are also the joint-top scorers away from home in the MLS with 14. Montréal have registered just a solitary clean sheet this term, conceding 28 times.
Bet of the Day
A resurgent Seattle Sounders play host to a CF Montréal side who have had an impressive campaign so far, with the Canadian side sitting third in the Western Conference and I’m expecting a thrilling encounter between the two at Lumen Field in the early hours of Thursday morning. Brian Schmetzer’s hosts have won four of their last five at home, scoring 13 goals and they should add to that goal-tally against a Montréal side that’s already conceded 28 goals in MLS and who’ve registered just one clean sheet all season. However, The Sounders have recorded just three clean sheets themselves and given Wilfried Nancy’s visitors have scored in 14/16 of their league matches, as well as being the MLS’s third-highest scorers with 30, I also expect to see L'Impact get on the scoresheet. Given the amount of goals both of these two sides score and their lack of clean sheets, I’m happy to back over two goals with both sides contributing in what should be an end-to-end match.