Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders F.C
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Kick-off at 01:30 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
Sporting Kansas City have so far shown some resilient fighting spirit this season. They produced a commendable performance in one of the difficult away trips at this juncture and stole a point from Orlando City. The match that ended 2-2 saw is the first this season that Kansas conceded in back-to-back games. They are without a win in two games after a surprise loss to Minnesota during the previous round. However, they are in fine form at home starting off with a draw and four consecutive wins.
Seattle Sounders started the season in similar fashion to last year. Brian Schmetzer turned around the fortunes last time up with a late surge leading the team to their first MLS Cup. But this time, he find himself in the similar shoes of Sigi Schmid, whom he replaced in July 2016.
Sounders are 9th in the Western Conference after managing just 2 wins from their 10 games so far. They are coming on the back of a disappointing 4-1 loss away at Chicago Fire.
Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders F.C: Head-to-head
Kansas finished 2016 season with 2 wins over Seattle while losing in their lone trip to Seattle.
At home, Kansas are unbeaten in the last three with 2 wins and a draw. However, Seattle won in all of their previous visits to Kansas.
Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders F.C: Prediction
At this point of time, Kansas are a team with enormous confidence. It is hard to break them through especially at their own home turf. Seattle are a team with no consistency and their adventurous playing style had often created problems. They concede far too many goals in the opening stages which break their rythm for the rest of the 90 minutes. SKC look good for a win here and let’s hope they do a clean job with the backing of their home fans.
Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders F.C: Bet Tips
FT – Kansas to win at 1.85 with Unibet
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 with Unibet.