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Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Odds & Prediction – MLS November 1

Paul Attfield

by Paul Attfield in Soccer

Nov 1, 2021 · 7:34 AM PDT

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, Seattle Sounders' Jordan Morris, right, tries to advance the ball past Columbus Crew's Aidan Morris during the second half of the MLS Cup championship game in Columbus, Ohio. Players from the U.S. soccer team are considering what they can do to set a positive example for a shaken country. The team gathered last week in Bradenton, Fla., a day after a deadly riot in the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Morris says last week's events were “horrific” and showed “a need for change in this country.” (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
  • Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy in a key MLS Western Conference clash on Monday, November 1st
  • The Sounders are unbeaten in their last six meetings against LA, winning both matchups this season
  • Read on for betting odds, a full preview and the best bet for this MLS regular-season match

With just two games remaining in the MLS regular season, both Seattle and the Los Angeles Galaxy enter their penultimate match of the season on Monday, November 1 with plenty to play for. The second-placed Sounders are currently level on points with first-place Sporting KC, and need the points to help in their quest to grab the No. 1 seed for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy are fighting for their playoff lives, sitting in the seventh and final qualification spot and just one point clear of eighth-place Real Salt Lake.

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy SEA -1.5 (+220) | LA +1.5 (-260) SEA -135 | LA +370 | DRAW +300 Ov 2.5 (-150) | Un 2.5 (+120)

Odds as of November 1st at DraftKings

Sounders Sound Off

So much for building up a head of steam to roll into the playoffs. Seattle’s winless streak currently sits at four games after last week’s 3-0 loss against Los Angeles FC, and the team has three defeats in that spell, including two straight losses now.

The good news for Seattle is a win here would elevate it back to the top seed in the West, and ensure that it finishes no lower than second in the conference. On top of that, it’s been more than six years since Seattle took two points or fewer from a five-match span, occurring during a five-game losing streak between July and August 2015, so recent history suggests the Sounders might bounce back here.

Seattle Reinforcements Are Here

Besides the historical precedent, the injury-hit Sounders should also be welcoming some impact players back into the fold here. One of those will be US national team attacker Jordan Morris, who head coach Brian Schmetzer confirmed on Friday would feature in this game. Morris hasn’t played in over eight months, since tearing his ACL playing on loan in the English Championship.

On top of Morris, Seattle might also include Nicolas Lodeiro back in the starting lineup, while leading scorer Raul Ruidiaz could also feature. In addition, the team will welcome back Brazilian designated player Joao Paulo from suspension.

The Sounders will be hoping the additions get them firing on all cylinders, with the team having scored just three goals in its last four games, and not scoring more than one in any match. The last time Seattle was held to one goal or less in five straight matches was in 2017.

Balanced Rivalry

It’s been more than five years since the Galaxy grabbed a win away at Lumen Field, with Robbie Keane providing the match-winner back in July, 2016.

Monday’s match will be the 33rd regular-season contest between the sides, with Seattle currently holding an 11-10-11 edge. In 15 regular-season games in Seattle, LA is 4-6-5.

However, Seattle has won contests this season by a 5-1 aggregate score, and in the Galaxy, the Sounders will be facing one of the conference’s worst defenses, with LA having conceded 50 goals in 32 matches. It should be noted though that the Sounders have never beaten LA three times in one season.

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy 2021 Stats

Seattle Sounders
VS
LA Galaxy
17-8-7 2021 MLS Record 13-12-7
51 Goals For 46
31 Goals Against 50
44.4 Expected Goals 46.1
34.7 Expected Goals Against 49.2
WLDLL Form This Season DWWDL

Can Chicharito Provide Edge?

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez missed LA’s 2-0 loss in Kansas City last Wednesday – the team’s first defeat in five games – and his absence has been noted in matches all season. In the games that Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer has played, the Galaxy have 1.63 points per game, versus the 1.15 in games he does not play.

Whether or not Chicharito can build on his 14 goals this season, Los Angeles will need all the help it can get. In six matches against the top three teams in the Western Conference this year, the Galaxy have earned just a single point.

Best bet: Seattle -1.5 (+220)

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