LA Galaxy are one of the most decorated teams in Major League Soccer. They have won the MLS Cup 5 times, with their latest victory coming in 2014. They have also won the Western Conference regular season title 8 times but the last of those came back in 2011 and they are going to struggle to add to their trophy haul this season. With the top six places getting a place in the finals, LA Galaxy currently languish in 9th, 5 points off the pace.
Seattle Sounders did superbly to win their first MLS Cup last season having struggled at the bottom of the Western Conference early in the campaign.
Following a similar start to this season, Brain Schmetzer will be hoping to guide his team up the Western Conference and into the end of season finals.
LA Galaxy Form
LA Galaxy have lost their last 5 games in all competitions and need to turn things around quickly if they are to reach the knockout stages this season.
Defeats to San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake City, Vancouver Whitecaps and New England Revolution in the MLS and San Jose Earthquakes in the US Open Cup mean LA Galaxy are yet to win a game in July.
Home form has been terrible and LA Galaxy have won just 1 MLS game at the Stubhub Center all season. They have failed to win any of their last 7 at home, losing the last 3 in a row conceding 9 goals in the process.
Seattle Sounders Form
Seattle Sounders start this match in 5th place in the Western Conference, 4 points off the leaders FC Dallas and 8 points clear of LA Galaxy.
They are undefeated in their last 5 MLS games, drawing 2 and winning the last 3 including a good 3-0 home victory over San Jose Earthquakes last time out.
Having struggled away from home for much of the season, Seattle Sounders have picked up 4 points from their last 2 games on the road. A 2-2 draw at Portland Timbers was followed by a 3-1 win at Colorado Rapids.
LA Galaxy will be without defender Robbie Rogers and midfield duo Sebastian Lletget and Baggio Husidic, who are all injured. They will be looking towards Giovani dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini for goals.
Seattle Sounders will travel without midfielder Osvaldo Alonso who is injured. There are also doubts over goalkeeper Stefan Frei and midfielder Henry Wingo.
Top Betting Tips
Considering the form of both teams and LA Galaxy’s struggles at home, Seattle Sounders will see this as the perfect opportunity to pick up another crucial away win. Seattle Sounders are 9/5 with Ladbrokes to pick up maximum points.
LA Galaxy have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 5 home MLS games and Seattle Sounders have conceded at least 1 goal in their last 6 on the road. This match should see plenty of goal mouth action and over 2.5 goals is available at 13/20 with BetVictor.
Midfielder Cristian Roldan has been in good scoring form for Seattle Sounders, netting 3 goals in his last 2 games. Roldan is 4/1 with Ladbrokes to score at any time.