Sporting Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union
Major League Soccer
Date: Friday, 7th July 2017
Kick off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting KC dropped the top spot on the West when they drew 1-1 with third-placed Portland Timbers to leave the place to Dallas who expectedly claimed a 4-2 win over the rock-bottomed DC United in mid-week.
The Wizards will be hoping to return on the winning ways this Thursday when they host Philadelphia Union in the last match of the round.
Peter Vermes can generally be thrilled with the campaign his team has had so far in the season.
Sporting are undefeated in last seven fixtures in all competitions and they have seven wins and three draws on the home patch since the start of the competition.
The team’s main strength is the rock-solid defensive line which allowed no more than 13 goals (by far the best record in the entire league) in 19 matches.
Phila announced a potential challenge to the top six positions and playoffs spot with a comprehensive win over New England at the weekend.
Jim Curtin’s men will need to improve the away record if they want to stay on track as the Union suffered three straight losses on the road coming into the game at Children’s Mercy Park.
Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union: Head to head
The Wizards lead the head to head tie by two wins, but Philadelphia came out victorious from the teams’ previous encounter bearing the Kansas side 2-0 in August last year.
Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
We doubt the hosts will miss out on the opportunity to regain the top of the Western Conference standings.
The home win is a banker at the odds of 4/7, while we’ll also back the hosts to maintain the fine defensive form and keep yet another clean sheet at 6/5.
Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union: Betting Tips
The first bet will be Sporting KC to win for 1.58 odds by Pinnacle.
The alternative pick is Sporting KC to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.20 odds.