Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas Betting Guide : Can Best Defense in MLS Turn the Volume Up Offensively?

Kevin Stott

Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:25 PM GMT

Thursday, Jun. 11, 2015 8:25 PM GMT

The Seattle Sounders have scored just 3 goals in their last 4 games in MLS action. So, is picking the host and the league’s best team the only bet, or are there any other hidden gems here?

Odds Overview
FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders [Sunday 03:00] (MLS Live, JOEtv, TXA-21 (USA): 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT): The Seattle Sounders (8-2-4, 20 GF-11 GA) play host to vastly improved FC Dallas (6-3-4, 18 GF-19 GA) to CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Saturday night in this MLS Week 16 Western Conference game. Soccer odds makers have made the host Sounders +100 favorites here over visiting FC Dallas (+300) with the Draw priced at +250 (BetVictor). The Total Goals has been set at 2½, with the vigorish priced at -105 for prospective Over bettors and at -125 for Over bettors (BetVictor). Some Props wagers for this weekend game from the Emerald City: Both Teams To Score: ‘Yes’ -111, ‘No’ -117 (Ladbrokes); Draw No Bet: Seattle -250, Dallas +175 (William Hill); and, To Win To Nil: Seattle +225, FC Dallas +600 (BetVictor).

 

FC Dallas
FC Dallas (2-2-3 Away, 9 GF-11 GA) is coming off a 0-0 Draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night in San Jose in Week 15, while in Week 14, FC Dallas suffered a nasty 4-0 loss at Sporting Park in Kansas City to Sporting KC, so this team has scored just 1 goal in their L4 games (against the Impact) in their L3 games heading into a match—which will be their fourth straight on the Road—against the team with the best Defense in the MLS. FC Dallas is led on Offense by Blas Pérez (5 goals), Fabian Castillo (4 goals), Testro Akindele (3 goals), Mauro Diaz (2 goals), Ryan Hollinshead (2 goals), but with 1 goal in 4 games, FC Dallas has put a great deal of pressure on Goalkeeper Chris Seitz who will again be up against once again here against the Sounders this weekend.

 

Seattle Sounders FC
The Seattle Sounders (5-1-1 Home, 10 GF-4 GA) are coming off a tough 1-0 loss to maybe the second-toughest team in the MLS right now, Sporting KC at Sporting Park in Kansas City on Saturday night in Week 15 play, but still, the Sounders (26 points) sit in 1st place in the Western Conference on Goal Differential (+9 to +3) over the 2nd-place Vancouver Whitecaps (26 points). Seattle has the league’s strongest Defense and is led by GK Stefan Frei and Defenders Chad Marshall and Tyrone Mears. On Offense, Seattle is led by talented and prolific strikers Clint Dempsey (7 goals) and Obafemi Martins (6 goals), Chad Barrett (2 goals), midfielders Lamar Neagle (2 goals), Brad Evans, Gonzalo Pineda and Lamar Neagle and will probably be in a foul mood after losing late (1-0) to the Soccer Team Formerly Known as The Kansas City Wizards and after having some trouble scoring—3 goals in last 4 games, but 2 games with 0 goals to SKC—lately.

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Current Form, Series Trends, Conclusions
In the L5 meetings at Home in Seattle between these two, the Sounders are 4-1-0 (0-0, 2-1, 3-0, 4-2. 3-1) against FC Dallas (Current Form: DWWDLLD) with the Sounders (Current Form: WLWDWW) outscoring the Burn 12-4 in the process in games which also saw 4 of 5 Overs. Overall in this series in MLS play, Seattle is 5-2-1 (15 GF-7 GA) here at CenturyLink Field against FC Dallas and the Sounders are 8-7-3 overall (27 GF-19 GA) against this somewhat relatively new club in the MLS. In the L3 MLS meetings between these two (o-o, 0-0, 1-1), both the Draw and the Under have been the call, and although the Under looks like the soccer pick here with the Sounders possessing the MLS’s best Defense, yet struggling offensively—3 goals in L4 games—themselves, the Draw is a no-go with Seattle in a foul mood, needing the win to stay on top in the Western Conference. And, with 13 points of a possible 18 in its L6 contests heading in here, the best Defense in the league, a chip on their Sounder Blue and Rave Green shoulders and the best and loudest fans in the MLS, backing the hosts is the right thing to do here in Seattle on Saturday night, especially against a squad with 1 goal in their L4 contests and one which will be playing its fourth straight game on the Road.

Predicted Final Score: Sounders 2 FC Dallas 0

MLS Soccer Pick: Sounders +100 (Best odds, BetVictor), Sounders To Win To Nil +225 (Best odds, BetVictor)

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