Seattle Sounders vs Guadalajara
Competition: CONCACAF Champions League
Date: 8 March 2018
Kick-off: 04:00 CET
A simple Seattle Sounders win last week was paying just 1.36, so I took the extra risk to suggest combining it with a clean sheet. That way, their victory was paying a very satisfying 2.37, and it came good, as they triumphed 4-0. They needed one goal (and keep a clean sheet) to qualify after their 2-1 defeat in the first leg, the first half had no goals, but Seattle… exploded in the second one, justifying their “favourites” tag. Last weekend, on their MLS debut, they lost 1-0 at home to Los Angeles FC, with Handwalla Bwana playing his first MLS game. He is not even 19 yet, and he is tipped to become a major figure in the MLS the coming years. Interesting story he has behind him, as he has spent part of his life at a refugee camp, before ending up living the… American dream as a professional football player at one of the best teams in the country.
To find something at 2.00 last week, when Guadalajara hosted Cibao, I had to go for “over 4.5 combined goals”, and it came good, as they won 5-0. All five goals came between the 45th and the 78th minute, with Chivas doing practically anything they wanted on the pitch during those 30-something minutes. Last weekend they hosted Club América, huge game, and they drew 1-1. Believe it or not, they are just 16th in Mexico’s championship, 16th (I can’t believe it even as I’m writing it), so the “Concachampions” (as the Spanish speaking countries in Central and North America call the competition) is a way out of their misery this season.
Previous five matches:
Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC 0-1
Seattle Sounders vs Santa Tecla 4-0
Santa Tecla vs Seattle Sounders 2-1
Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers 2-1
Toronto vs Seattle Sounders 2-0
Guadalajara vs Club America 1-1
Guadalajara vs Cibao 5-0
Pumas UNAM vs Guadalajara 1-1
Cibao vs Guadalajara 0-2
Guadalajara vs Pachuca 1-1
Seattle’s next game is the return leg at Guadalajara, next week. Chivas are visiting Lobos BUAP on Saturday (Mexico championship).
Seattle Sounders vs Guadalajara: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Seattle Sounders vs Guadalajara: Prediction
Seattle Sounders are considered slight favourites to win the game. I’m going with that, counting on their home enthusiasm to give them the edge, even by just one goal.
Seattle Sounders vs Guadalajara: Betting Tips
Seattle’s win pays 2.30, and I consider it more than good enough to avoid risking further with special bets.
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