Two of Major League Soccer’s best throw down on Wednesday night when the Seattle Sounders head to New York City to take on NYCFC in the second leg of a 2-leg Champions League CONCACAF Semifinals aggregate. Seattle has a decent lead over New York. But NYC secured a road goal in the first leg, giving them some hope they can turn it around in the second. Will the home team do enough to grab a spot in the CL CONCACAF Finals? Or will Seattle coast to a finals appearance? Keep reading for CONCACAF Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for New York City FC versus Seattle Sounders.
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Champions League CONCACAF Semis Leg 2 – Seattle Sounders at NY
- When: Wednesday, April 13 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NY
Why Seattle Sounders will beat New York City FC
Seattle is in excellent form. The road team hasn’t lost in their last 5. Not only that, but in their last match, they drubbed the team they face on April 13, New York City. The Sounders got goals from Albert Rusnak, Jordan Morris, and Nicolas Lodeiro. Unless NYCFC switches things up in some way, there’s no reason to believe Seattle doesn’t win another and there’s no reason to believe they don’t win by a similar score.
Seattle Sounders Last 5
- W – 3-1 vs. New York City FC
- W – 1-2 vs. Minnesota United
- D – 1-1 vs. Austin FC
- D – 1-1 vs. Leon
- W – 3-2 vs. LA Galaxy
Seattle Sounders Predicted Starting Lineup
Why New York City FC will beat Seattle Sounders
New York City lost the first leg to Seattle, but on Wednesday, the venue changes. NYCFC takes on the Seattle Sounders at home. New York City is a much better team at home. So we should expect NYCFC to play their best game probably since the 4-1 victory over CF Montreal on March 12.
New York City FC Last 5
- L – 3-1 vs. Seattle Sounders
- L – 2-1 vs. Toronto FC
- L – 0-2 vs. Philadelphia Union
- L – 4-2 vs. Comunicaciones
- W – 4-1 vs. CF Montreal
New York City FC Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: New York City FC vs Seattle Sounders
Although New York City FC should play much better on Wednesday than they did in the last match, it’s difficult seeing them getting past Seattle. Yes, the Sounders mustn’t push too hard because they’ve got a 2-goal aggregate lead.
But NYCFC is playing their worst soccer of the season. Not only did they lose to Seattle in their last, but they also lost their three previous matches.
Not only that, but Seattle has won 3-of-5 with a couple of draws. One of the draws was a terrific performance versus Mexican Liga squad Leon.
This could be a case where the road team is just better. Seattle is playing at a high-level while New York City FC isn’t. The Sounders, even with a big aggregate lead, will come out firing. Expect Seattle to score the moneyline win.
Champions League CONCACAF Pick: Seattle Sounders
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