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MLS Preview and Prediction: New England Revolution vs Seattle Sounders

New England Revolution vs Seattle Sounders Preview and Prediction

Competition: Major League Soccer – New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders

Venue: Gillette Stadium – Sunday, May 28 –  19:30 ET (00:30 BST)

Match Odds: New England Revolution 5/6 – Draw 5/2 – Seattle 10/3

Match Preview

New England Revolution welcome Seattle Sounders to Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening in a tie between two sides who are struggling for consistency.

New England come into this one off the back of their 4-2 loss to Dallas. They have now only won once in their last eight outings.

The Revs sit 8th in the Eastern Conference, two points outside of the playoffs and they will be reliant on home form if they are to close that gap.

Jay Heaps will be relatively confident of his sides chances coming into this tie as they have only lost once at home this season.

Seattle Sounders come into this tie off the back of their 1-0 loss to Colorado, their second loss on the bounce.

Sigi Schmid’s side sit 9th in the Western Conference, six points outside the playoffs and have looked low on confidence for a number of their games this season.

Seattle haven’t performed too badly at home this season, but it’s a completely different story away. They have only picked up one point from a possible 12 on the road in 2016.

Seattle Sounders team

Team News

New England Revolution could be without up to four players for this one. Charlie Davies is out, with Donnie Smith, Jose Goncalves and Steve Neumann are all doubts.

Seattle Sounders have three injury concerns heading into this one. As Roman Torres and Oalex Anderson are out, while Chad Marshall is a doubt.

Key Points

New England Revolution’s last five: D/D/L/W/L

Seattle Sounders’ last five: L/W/W/L/L

Key Stat: Seattle Sounders haven’t won in their last eight away games.

Key Player: Juan Agudelo – The Revs forward is their joint leading goalscorer on three for the season, if he can find consistent for he could prove to the difference and help to turn around his sides season.

Score Prediction

New England 2-1 Seattle Sounders – Seattle’s struggles on the road to continue with another loss here. New England have to take advantage of their home form and avoid defeat at all costs in this tie.

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About Lewis Addley (585 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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