Sporting Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Best Tips and Match Preview of the Major League Soccer match on Monday, 27 July 2020. Kick off 4:00 am UK/ 5:00 CET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake, Florida.
Sporting Kansas finished top of their group to qualify for the round of 16 and will be on high spirits against the Vancouver outfit who managed to get this far as one of the best third placed teams.
The Wizards did lose the first game of group stage to Minnesota United conceding two goals in the stoppage time despite leading 1-0 at half time.
They bounced back with back-to-back wins against Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake making it 4 wins in 5 competitive games played so far in 2020.
SKC are on excellent scoring form as well and average 2.6 goals per game.
Vancouver Whitecaps are missing several first team players through injuries and personal reasons and this had affected their performance.
After losing the opening two group games to San Jose and Seattle conceding 7 goals in total, they strike lucky against Chicago Fire despite conceding 25 scoring chances to the opponent.
Things are not looking positive for the Canadian outfit and their defense will be put to stern test by an inform Kansas attacking line.
The Whitecaps conceded 10 goals from the 5 competitive fixtures played in calendar year 2020.
Sporting Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Head-to-head
SKC are unbeaten in the last 5 h2h meetings with the Whitecaps, 5 wins and 1 draw. The goal ratio during the period is 17 to 3.
The streak includes a 3-1 win when they met at Vancouver on matchday 1 of the 2020 regular season.
Sporting Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction
The key data points are inclined to a Kansas win in this knockout fixture. Whitecaps have so far failed to live up to expectations this season and they have problems all around the football field with many players missing for the competition.
It is a small price, but safe option is to go for home win here, even though this match is played at a neutral venue.
Also, looking at a lethal SKC attacking unit and the rate at which the Whitecaps concede scoring chances, we may expect this fixture to produce goals. So, over 2.5 goals is an alternate option.
Sporting Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tips
FT – Kansas City to win @ 1.47 odd
Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.53 odd.