Free MLS Pick: Seattle Sounders vs. NYC FC
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Seattle Sounders vs NYC FC
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Seattle Sounders vs. NYC FC
Date: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 1:08 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
MLS Moneyline Odds: NYC FC -115, Sounders +295, Draw +230
MLS Spread Betting Odds: NYC FC -1/2 (-115), Sounder +1/2 (-110)
MLS Betting Total: 3
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Seattle won the MLS Cup last season but this year they are just ahead of the cut line in the West. NYC is enjoying more success in the East with the third best goal differential in the league.
The way they are playing now a return to the playoffs is not a guarantee. When this team has a bad result they are really bad and most of their wins they are just scraping by.
Seattle comes into this game with some momentum as they just beat Portland 2-1 in USOC action earlier in the week. However, this is a cross country trip and an early start three time zones away so it might take them a while to get their legs under them.
Their opponents had no travel this week and they are at home
Seattle came out of the gate really slowly this season but have won four of five. However, they have lost their last three on the road and it hasn’t been pretty. The goal differential for just those games is a -9.
It is almost unheard of even in the MLS. Seattle lost to NYC FC at home last season but won at Yankee Stadium in 2015.
Similar to Seattle, NYC FC also played a USOC match this week. They lost to the Red Bulls 1-0 but I think it is very relevant that they did not have to travel even if the game was only on Wednesday, a day after the Sounders beat Portland.
In a sport where endurance and fatigue are so critical travel really matters. Plus it might be really hot this weekend.
While Seattle started the season slowly and has been coming on NYC FC has been the opposite. They were solid early but have struggled of late winning only two of their last six matches. Those results are made more problematic as the Eastern Conference is looking like the tougher of the two this season.
NYC FC have been really strong at home this season, nearly doubling the scoring output of their opponents. However, during the loss to the Red Bulls Maxi Moralez suffered an injury and might not answer the bell.
That will put even more pressure on their star David Villa, who has dominated at Yankee Stadium (its funny to say that about a soccer player).
NYC FC will likely look to jump on the visitors and take control of the pace.
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The lack of competitiveness by Seattle on the road has to be concerning. Until they break through I am not sure you can count on them to get any points in these situations.
They might even be happy just to be in the game which makes them tough to handicap.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: NYC FC to win
Favourite odds are never great for soccer but these are pretty good. Lots of situational factors favouring the home team too.
MLS Free Score Prediction: NYC FC 2 – Seattle 1
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