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Siegfried Schmid's side are favourites to claim all three points against Martin Rennie's men but our tipster believes that a bet on both sides hitting the target is the way to go

Seattle Sounders go into Wednesday night’s clash with Vancouver Whitecaps knowing that victory will be enough to guarantee them a place in Major League Soccer’s play-off round.

Siegfried Schmid’s men have already passed up two opportunities to secure qualification but are chalked up as warm favourites at just 3/4 (1.75) with Betway to claim all three points.

The Whitecaps’ own chances of making the play-off round are hanging by a thread and Martin Rennie’s side are rated as a 7/2 (4.50) chance with Betway to claim a vital victory when they travel to Seattle. The draw is available at 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

Seattle are without a win in their last three matches but Schmid’s side have scored in each of their last 13 games in all competitions.

With the influential strike duo of Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins likely to shrug off injury concerns to play a part on Wednesday night, Seattle will certainly be confident of hitting the target again here.

It is worth noting, though, that despite trailing Seattle by nine points in the western conference, Martin Rennie’s men have netted more goals than their high-flying opponents and this looks likely to be an open, entertaining contest.

Therefore, the 17/20 (1.85) quote from Betway for both teams to score on Wednesday night would appear to represent outstanding value and should be backed accordingly by punters.

Another selection that is sure to prove popular is the 9/10 (1.90) quote from Betway for, at least, three goals to be scored when these two sides go head-to-head.

Seattle are decent value at 3/4 (1.75) with Betway to hold their nerve on Wednesday night but there is much better value in the 17/20 (1.85) quote from the same firm for both teams to find the net and that is the recommended play for punters here.

Those seeking to back bigger prices may be tempted by the juicy 25/4 (7.25) quote on a 2-1 win for Seattle at CenturyLink Field.

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BEST BET VALUE BET
Both teams to score at 17/20 (1.85) 2pts with Betway
Seattle to win 2-1 at 25/4 (7.25) 0.5pt with Betway

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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