The CenturyLink Field is the stage for a highly promising encounter as Seattle Sounders play hosts to the Colorado Rapids. With the away side keen on getting into the playoffs berth, will they manage to get this famous win as they visit Seattle?
The defending champions are heading into this game being the dominant side with 11 wins in the last 15 meetings with their opponents. On a personal level, however, Fraser has gotten the better of Schmeltzer. This win, which came back in 2019, is the only meeting between these two managers. It is then left to see whether Brian Schmeltzer and his troops will manage a revenge victory.
The Sounders keen on getting back to winning ways
Prior to that loss at Los Angeles, the Sounders were on a three-game winning run. However, they still lead the way in the Western Conference, level on points with Portland Timbers. Seattle Sounders defensive solidity wasn't on show in their previous game as they shipped three goals at the Bank of California Stadium.
A Daniel Musovski brace and a Francisco Ginella goal condemned the defending champions to their fourth loss of the campaign. It has been known for quite some time that the Sounders are well on their way to the playoffs. However, they would be intent upon securing that top spot that books them a Conference semifinals place and a spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.
The Rapids on ascension
The Colorado Rapids are heading into this with two consecutive wins under their belt. With just one loss in the last four league games, Robin Fraser and his troops will certainly feel they can get a result at Seattle. This, however, is easier said than done given the record of the Seattle-based side at CenturyLink Field. Match fitness might prove to be an issue for the away side as they were last in action on 24th of September. Since then, four of their games have been postponed given the coronavirus spread.
Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids Team News
Seattle Sounders possible starting XI:
Frei; Leerdam, Gomez Andrade, O'Neill, Smith; Delem, Paulo; ROldan, Lodeiro, Morris; Bruin
Colorado Rapids possible starting XI:
Yarbrough; ROsenberry, Abubakar, Trusty, Vines; Price, Acosta; Galvan, Bassett, Lewis; Shinyashiki
Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids Prediction: 2-0
The defending champions will be keen on getting back to winning ways following that loss last time out. The away team, on the other hand, haven't really been in action for a while and might be less sharp compared to their opposition. As a result, we believe the home team gets all the points for this one.