November 17, 2023 3 min read


Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC 2023 MLS Odds, Time, and Prediction

Last year’s MLS Cup winners Los Angeles FC continue their title-defending campaign at Lumen Field where they’re going to meet the Seattle Sounders on November 26 in a Western Conference semifinal game

The 2023 MLS Playoffs bring us a very exciting duel that will take place in Seattle on Sunday, November 26. The game in question is the Sounders vs. LAFC Western Conference semifinal.

Judging by the Seattle vs. Los Angeles odds, this is going to be a real thriller. The Sounders are doing great on their turf, but it’s LAFC that has better players. This may seem like a bold claim, but the thing is that the team from California is the reigning MLS champion.

Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC MLS Odds

Seattle Sounders+125
Los Angeles FC+200
Goals TotalOdds
Over 2.5-111
Under 2.5-105

*Odds taken from bet365 on Friday, November 17.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington
  • Date: Sunday, November 26, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch: Apple TV

Reasons Why Odds Favor Seattle

The Sounders are now +125 favorites, but when the Western Conference Semifinal odds were released, they were +150. It seems that bettors are pouring large volumes of cash on this team, which is what has caused the odds to move. So, why do bettors favor this team?

First of all, the Sounders have been great in 2023. They finished the regular season in second place in the West with a 14-11-9 record. They had one point more than LAFC.

Further, the November 26 game is played at Lumen Field, which is where the Sounders are doing great lately. They’re undefeated in their last five home games, with three wins and two draws.

Two of those wins happened against FC Dallas in the playoffs. The Sounders won each game without conceding a goal. Can they keep their sheet clean against LAFC as well?

LAFC Coming to Lumen Field to Grab a Win

Los Angeles FC won last season’s MLS Cup, but they had legendary Gareth Bale on the roster back then. The Welshman is no longer playing soccer professionally, but this doesn’t mean LAFC isn’t as dangerous as when he was in the squad.

The thing is that their striker Denis Bouanga has really stepped up in 2023. The Gabonese attacker scored 20 goals in the regular season, thus winning the 2023 MLS Golden Boot. He’s also been great in the postseason, scoring three goals already.

The best thing about LAFC is that this team isn’t just about Bouanga. They also have their captain Carlos Vela, as well as many other talented forwards – Stipe Biuk, Christian Olivera, and others.

They’re also excellent in the midfield, as well as at the back. In fact, LAFC is probably the most well-rounded team in the Western Conference.

Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC Prediction

It’s been more than five years since LAFC last beat the Sounders in Seattle. We think it’s time for that to change. These guys are coming to Lumen Field to dominate the game and book themselves the ticket to the Conference Finals.

Pick: Los Angeles FC


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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