Real Salt Lake are in seventh place in the MLS Western Conference standings and have been plagued by inconsistency this season. The away side edged Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory last month and will want a similar result from this fixture.
Seattle Sounders, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table and have been excellent this year. The Sounders held Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 draw in their previous game and will need to return to winning ways this week.
Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-Head
Seattle Sounders have a marginal advantage over Real Salt Lake and have won 15 out of 36 matches played between the two teams. Real Salt Lake have managed 14 victories against Seattle Sounders and will need to level the scales on Tuesday.
The previous meeting between the two sides took place in September this year and ended in a 1-0 victory for Real Salt Lake. Seattle Sounders struggled on the day and have a point to prove this weekend.
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Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Team News
Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordy Delem are recuperating from injuries and have been ruled out of this match. Jordan Morris has completed his recovery and will be included in the squad.
Injured: Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordy Delem
Real Salt Lake
Andrew Brody and Bobby Wood have recovered from their knocks and will be available for selection. Zac MacMath and Jeizon Ramirez are still injured and will be unable to play a part in this match.
Injured: Jeizon Ramirez
Doubtful: Zac MacMath
Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Predicted XI
Seattle Sounders Predicted XI (3-5-2): Stefan Frei; Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou Tolo, Yeimar Gomez; Alex Roldan, Jimmy Medranda, Joshua Atencio, Cristian Roldan, Joao Paulo; Will Bruin, Raul Ruidiaz
Real Salt Lake Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David Ochoa; Donny Toia, Marcelo Silva, Justen Glad, Toni Datkovic; Nick Besler, Everton Luiz; Albert Rusnak, Damir Kreilach, Anderson Julio; Rubio Rubin
Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
Seattle Sounders have experienced a disconcerting dip in form in recent weeks and are winless in their last six matches. The Sounders can be lethal on their day and will need to overcome a poor run of results in this fixture.
Real Salt Lake also have issues to address at the moment and cannot afford to put a foot wrong on Tuesday. Seattle Sounders have been the better team this season and hold the upper hand going into this game.
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Prediction: Seattle Sounders 3-1 Real Salt Lake