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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders

Vancouver vs Seattle

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Caps prepare for visit of League Leaders, as Seattle remain top – Monday 12:00am GMT- BC Place Stadium.

Leaders Seattle are currently four·places higher than their opponents Caps, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifth positions respectively.

This season’s Major League Soccer campaign, has so far seen Vancouver Whitecaps achieve 48 points

Vanni Sartini’s men were held to a disappointing draw against Los Angeles FC in their last fixture, he will be keen to improve on that in this game.

Also, football is a simple game, first don’t lose, and Caps achieved this now in 18 of their last 20 matches. With 48 points (12W, 9L and 12D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won 12 games, drawn 12 fixtures, and lost nine matches.

When Caps host Seattle, they will do so on the back of 10 victories and two darts on their own ground.

Vancouver Whitecaps will have 51 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Seattle Sounders will be under pressure to remain top of the League, going into this fixture

Seattle’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Brian Schmetzer, with a 1-1 draw to LA Galaxy in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Los Angeles FC. The Sounders will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

Also, They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 59 points so far this season. This means a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 8 draws having won 17 fixtures, drawn eight matches, and lost eight games.

Seattle’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Caps. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won nine meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost four fixtures.

A win for Seattle Sounders will take the League leaders to 62 points, further consolidating their position and keeping the pressure on everyone else.

Good atacking and defensive team

Seattle’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 32 goals in their previous fixtures. This has been a good season so far for Seattle, in terms of goals scored (52). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Andrew Delmos, Stefan, and Stefan.

Vancouver Whitecaps v Seattle Sounders – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these two rivals meet, the tendency has been for Seattle to take all the points with 16 wins and eight draws. Additionally, the trend has been for the local team to struggle to get a win in all six matches of their last matches.

Other players of note for Caps are Maxime and Thomas with respectively and for Seattle are Stefan and Stefan with respectively.

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