MLS: Seattle Sounders vs LAFC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Mar 18)

  • Seattle Sounders vs LAFC is the first game of round 4 of the 2023 MLS season.
  • LAFC continue their MLS Cup defense with a trip to Washington State.
  • The Sounders are 100% at home this season.

The fourth week of the 2023 MLS season kicks off on Saturday afternoon at Lumen Field in Seattle where the Seahawks will welcome Los Angeles FC.

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Oddsmakers see the Seattle Sounders as the favorites to win on March 18, but we think LAFC mustn’t be underestimated. After all, Steve Cherundolo’s men are the reigning MLS champs.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 4 p.m ET
  • Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
  • How To Watch: Apple TV


Game Preview

The Seattle Sounders won the MLS Cup twice within the last seven years. However, most of the players from their title-winning seasons are no longer in the club. This explains why the Sounders finished four places below the playoff zone last season.

In 2023, they’re 2-0-1, with both of their wins happening at Lumen Field. They’re good at home, but are they good enough to beat the reigning champions?

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We don’t think so, as LAFC have started the season in top gear. They’ve played two MLS games so far because their first-round game was canceled for bad weather.

They’re 2-0-0 in the MLS, beating the Portland Timbers 3-2 and New England Revolution 4-0. In between those two games, they also defeated Alajuelense 3-0 in the CONCACAF Champions League.


Bookies think Seattle will win on Saturday, but we beg to differ. LAFC’s players are way better than those playing for the Sounders, which is why we can definitely see them take all three points from their trip to the Northwest.


Annie is a seasoned veteran in sports betting and has been working in the industry for over 7 years. Her goal of educating others and sharing her knowledge on the topic has brought her to VegasOdds.com where she regularly contributes to our cornerstone guides and news to help readers improve their sports betting game. If you don’t find her writing, you can bet she’ll be studying sports stats!

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