Seattle Sounders vs Charlotte FCMLS, KO: 02:30 May 30, 2022, Lumen Field
Charlotte FC are seeking their first road win of the season as they travel to Seattle Sounders for an MLS fixture. The hosts have not been at their best this term but given Charlotte's troubles on the road, they should have the edge here.
It has been a difficult campaign for Seattle Sounders this season, although they have played a few games less than the rest of the MLS due to their victorious run in the CONCACAF Champions League. They are currently 12th in the Western Conference and will be keen to make up the ground now that the continental competition is over.
Seattle Sounders Suffered a 1-0 defeat at Colorado Rapids in their previous MLS fixture. That result ended a run of two straight wins for Brian Schmetzer’s men and they will be keen to make a swift return to winning ways.
Despite their unconvincing MLS campaign so far, Seattle Sounders do their best work at Lumen Field. They have won five of their last seven home matches across all competitions and claimed a 3-1 victory over Minnesota United in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
Although results have been mixed so far, Charlotte FC will be satisfied with their performance in their first ever MLS campaign. They sit just two points off the playoff places and claimed a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps in their previous MLS fixture.
While manager Miguel Angel Ramirez deserves credit for Charlotte’s campaign so far, their mettle will be tested as some of the established teams begin to find their rhythm. They travel to Seattle off the back of a 3-1 defeat at New York Red Bulls in the US Open Cup.
Charlotte FC’s inaugural MLS campaign has been built on a large and vocal home crowd with 15 of their 16 points this season coming at the Bank of America Stadium. They are however winless on the road this term with five defeats and one draw from six away matches in the league.
How the bookies view it
Seattle Sounders are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 6/11 by SBK. A victory for Charlotte FC is valued at 6/1 by SBK while bet365 is offering odds of 10/3 for a draw.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Seattle Sounders and Charlotte FC.
Players to watch
Raul Rudiaz was one of the stars in Seattle Sounders’ victorious Champions League run and can now turn his fill attention to domestic matters. The striker has four goals in his last four matches across all competitions and is priced at 7/5 by Sport Nation to find the net on Monday.
Charlotte FC will be looking to top scorer Karol Swiderski to provide the spark in attack. The Polish striker has found the net four times this season and is priced at 17/5 by Unibet to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Defending has been one of the major problems for Seattle Sounders this season and although a home win is expected, they are likely to concede. Both teams could be backed to score at evens with SBK while over 2.5 goals is valued at 13/14 by SBK.
The bookies are offering minimal odds for a straight Seattle Sounders victory which means a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered for more value at 7/5 with William Hill.
This MLS match between Seattle Sounders and Charlotte FC will be played on May 30, 2022 and kick off at 02:30. Check below for our tipsters best Seattle Sounders vs Charlotte FC prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.