Minnesota to face first Seattle on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, with Adrian Heath’s team currently occupying fifth place in the League.
Seattle Sounders will be under pressure to remain top of the League, going into this game
Seattle suffered a home loss to Portland Timbers in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.
League leaders Seattle keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 20 matches is astonishing this season. With 42 points, they currently sit top of the League having won 12 games, drawn six fixtures, and lost four meetings.
Seattle have won five matches, drawn four matches, and lost three meetings of their 12 League matches at home this season.
As League leaders every game is crucial, so a victory would ensure that Seattle Sounders stay top, whilst maintaining pressure on their rivals.
Minnesota United have 31 points to their name, going into this tie
Minnesota will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Houston Dynamo 1-2 in their last fixture.
Football is a simple game, first don’t lose, and Minnesota achieved this now in 15 of their last 17 games. With 31 points, they currently sit fifth in the League having won eight matches, drawn seven fixtures, and lost six games.
Minnesota’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Seattle. In the 10 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn five games, and lost three fixtures.
A win in this fixture, would take Minnesota United’s points from 31 to 34, so far this season.
Seattle Sounders v Minnesota United – Head-to-Heads.
Seattle and Minnesota have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Seattle’s favour (7 – 1). Also, seven of the previous eight matches between Seattle and Minnesota have resulted in a Seattle win. Their most recent encounter in this competition Seattle Sounders delivered a 1-0 home win.