Kansas City vs Columbus Crew: Preview and Predictions

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew MLS Match Preview 27th May 2018 by LeagueLane

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday 27th May 2018
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City)

Sporting Kansas City are 1st in the western conference and have a 4 point lead over Los Angeles FC. They drew last weekend against Minnesota rarely dropping some points but so far they have had a superb start to the season and will want to continue that when they welcome Columbus Crew to Kansas City.

Sporting have won 7 times from 12 games and lost just twice. They are scoring on average 2 goals a game and they boast the best home record of any team in the league where from 6 games they have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1. They have scored 7 goals in their last two home league matches.

Columbus Crew are 3rd in the eastern conference and could be a real match for Sporting. They come into this game having won their last 3 matches in a row. Overall form is excellent and they have not lost a match since April.

Away form is not as good though where they have collected 8 points from a possible 18. They have scored just 3 goals all season on the road but the flipside to that is that they have conceded just 2, so have become very hard to break down. Evidently Sporting will have to be at their best to get something from this game.

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here Sporting won 3-2
  • Columbus Crew have not won at this stadium in 6 years
  • In the last 4 meetings both sides have scored

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Columbus will come here to defend and try and break on the counter and make life frustrating for Sporting. This will be a game where we will see Sporting dominate possession. Can Columbus hold out? We think so and for minimum stakes we will go for the full time draw for this game.

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

  • Full Time: Match to finish in a draw at 3.50.