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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 20)

By · Updated 10 months ago
  • The Sounders are undefeated against Atlanta Utd in Seattle.
  • Seattle has the best defense in the Western Conference.
  • Atlanta’s defense is one of the worst in the entire 2023 MLS.

Atlanta United’s players are flying across the country to the State of Washington to play against the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field on Sunday, August 20. The hosts are seen as favorites, mainly because the visitors from Georgia haven’t won a single game in more than six weeks. Plus, Atlanta Utd is without a single win over the Sounders in Seattle.


How to Watch

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 10:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Lumen Stadium, Seattle, Washington
  • How to Watch: Apple TV

Odds

Game ResultOdds
Seattle Sounders
Draw
Atlanta United

Game Preview

Each team played only two group games in the 2023 Leagues Cup, losing each time, and failing to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament. What this practically means is that neither of them has played a game since the beginning of the month. They’ve both had plenty of time to prepare for the resumption of the 2023 MLS, which is their No. 1 focus.

Right now, Seattle is sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with 36 points and a score differential of 29-23. They might not be too productive in the offense, but their defense has been sensational in 2023 – they’ve conceded the fewest number of goals in the Western Conference.

The Sounders do stand a chance to get to the top of the table before the end of the regular season, but at the same time, there’s a danger that they might drop out of the playoff zone. That’s why you can be certain that these guys are going to take every single game in the remainder of the season very seriously.

It’s a similar story when it comes to Atlanta United. This team is seventh in the East with 35 points and a score difference of 42-39. “The Five Stripes” probably won’t be able to get ahold of the top spot in the conference. Instead, their motivation to keep on playing well is to stay in the playoff zone.

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The thing is that they’re in the same conference as the revamped Inter Miami, which is currently bottom of the table, but which can get to the playoffs if it wins most of the games left in the 2023 regular season.


Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta United Prediction

The Seattle Sounders are fantastic at the back, but their offense isn’t great. Luckily for them, their offensive players seem good enough to find the net against Atlanta United, a team that’s allowing 1.62 goals per game on average in the 2023 MLS.

Free Pick:

Annie Adkins
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