Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City;
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Thursday, 12-May-2016.
Kick-off: 02:00 GMT,
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The MLS Western conference table leaders Colorado Rapids will host 6th place Sporting Kansas City on Thursday 12th May 2016 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park as they hope to continue their unbeaten streak and perhaps stretch their lead in the table, they are ahead of the 2nd place L.A Galaxy with just 2 point, they Climbed the top spot after their narrow 1-0 home win last time out owing to L.A Galaxy’s draw with their visitors Sporting Kansas City, they need a win in this match to maintain their lead in the table.
On the other hand, Sporting Kansas City are in the 6th position with 14 points same point with White caps in the 7th place and a point behind San Jose Earthquakes in the 5th. Sporting Kansas ended their last game in a stalemate with L.A Galaxy with have drawn them level on points with Whitecaps, they will need a win to avoid slipping out of the Final Series Play-off spot.
The home teams Colorado are superb right now, they are unbeaten in their last 5 games in MLS, with 4 wins and a draw giving them 13 points from a possible 15.
Colorado are also good at home games in the MLS, they have won their last 5 home games giving the maximum points.
Sporting Kansas are currently looking for a perching ground, they are without win in their last 6 games, they have lost 4 and drawn 2.
Sporting Kansas are also not good on the road, they are without a win in their last 4 away games.
Sporting Kansas are not that good in defence, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 6 games.
Colorado Rapids: Team News
Colorado Rapids are still missing two centre backs; Sean St. Ledger who is still nursing his Knee injury and his return date is yet to be known while Joe Greenspan has been on special leave since February and also with no return date.
Colorado Rapids: Predicted Line up
MacMath – Burch, Burling, Sjoberg, Williams – Cronin, Jones, Azira – Solignac, Doyle, Gashi
Sporting Kansas City: Team News
Sporting Kansas are without any injury worries nor suspended players, the manager Peter Vermes will have the luxury of picking his most preferred line up
Sporting Kansas City: predicted Line Up
Melia – Sinovic, Besler, Coelho, Myers – Feilhaber, Mustivar, Espinoza – Zusi, Dwyer, Davis
Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City: Head-To-Head stats
Sporting Kansas City have won a greater part of their ties, they have won 18 of their 43 games together compared to Colorado Rapid’s 12.
But Colorado Rapids seem to have woken up lately, they have won their last 3 games against sporting Kansa and they have scored 2 goals each in their last 3 games against Sporting Kansas.
Colorado rapids have lost 4 games at home Sporting Kansas City, They have won 9 and drew 8.
Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction
Colorado are in a better shape than Sporting Kansas, they are firing all cylinders while Sporting Kansas are sliding back and looking to find their feet in the league. Colorado have scored in every of their last 5 matches and they have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches.
The only weakness of the Colorado Rapids is not being able to keep possession also they concede from set pieces but they are good with long shots and creating scoring chances which may help them a lot against Sporting Kansas. I expect the home side to win this game and maintain their lead in the table.
I’m also predicting a high scoring game here; I expect the game to record at least 3 goals may be 2-1 score line or 3-1 in favour of the home side.