Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United
Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 6 May 2019
Kick-Off 02:00 UK / 03:00 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
MLS Matchday will be closed on Sunday evening with a mouth-watering fixture between two attacking-minded sides Sporting KC and Atlanta United. Both outfits hoped to get a bright start to the new season, but have failed to live up to ambitions so far.
This can particularly be said for the reigning MLS Cup champions Atlanta United, The team which has just entered MLS caravan two years ago went all the way to lift the MLS Cup trophy last season.
They clearly need some time to adapt to life without Coach of the Year Gerardo Tata Martino and their star man Miguel Almiron (both left the team after the previous term of MLS).
Frank de Boer took charge, but he is yet to start bringing results for The Five Stripes. Can Sunday’s visit to Children’s Mercy Park be a turning point of the season for Atlanta United?
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two sides.
They shared spoils in a 1-1 draw two years ago at Children’s Mercy Park, while Sporting KC stunned The Five Stripes with a 0-2 victory away at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the previous term of MLS.
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United: Prediction
We believe the time has come for the first high-scoring thriller in head to head matches between these two likes. The hosts did not play defense at all lately. They lost three and drew three of past six games in all competitions. They shipped four or more goals in four of these six affairs and obviously each of past five saw goals scored at both ends.
The Wizards revealed their defensive vulnerability once again last weekend when they drew 4-4 to the last-placed team in the Eastern Conference standings New England Revolution. Atlanta, on the other side, won two of last three league outings and we could notice the value in the 1.83 odds offered for the visitors to avoid a defeat at Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Atlanta United or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6).