Well-matched Seattle and Kansas City may struggle to find net
Goals don't look guaranteed at CenturyLink Field
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Seven of the last eight meetings between Seattle and Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field have produced 1-0 scorelines, the last two in the home side’s favour.
This is a fixture that historically sees two well-matched sides struggle to gain an edge and another low-scorer has to be on the cards.
Take the 23-20 from Ladbrokes that one or both teams do not score.
Seattle, who were struggling a couple of months ago, have suddenly roared into playoff contention with a ten-match unbeaten run. Brian Schmetzer’s side have won seven in a row and in that winning streak they have conceded only three goals.
They have not failed to score in a home game since May.
Kansas City, meanwhile, have posted four shutouts in a row culminating in Sunday’s 2-0 success against Minnesota.
These are two of the league's most in-form sides and it promises to be a tense affair.
But goals definitely don’t look obvious. Seattle are the lowest scorers in the league with just 32 goals scored in 25 matches. But in Stefan Frei they boast a fine keeper behind a solid back four and they have shipped just 26, the joint-best defensive record in the league.
One or both teams not to score
1pt 23-20 Ladbrokes
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