Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Both teams have lost their respective opening games, and one more loss would in all probability bring their 2020 edition of the MLS to an end. Likely, we can expect a fierce encounter between the squads.
Coupling how earlier h2h clashes have turned out to be, along with the off-performing defense from either side – expect a goal-fest this weekend.
Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 16 of the former 25 clashes had goals from both teams.
- Three of the preceding six match-ups had three or more goals.
- The latest encounter had a total of five goals, and Robin Fraser’s men won with a scoreline of 2-3 on the road.
- The last four wins were evenly split into two each for both squads.
Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
The Wizards lost their opener 1-2 against Minnesota. It was an extremely unlucky defeat, as they were leading 1-0 even into the injury time.
However, Peter Vermes’s men were reduced to ten on the pitch due to a red card, and the opponents took advantage of the extra man on the pitch. Two goals were scored in the space of seconds in the injury time.
In the meanwhile, Fraser’s men lost 2-0 against Real Salt Lake.
With just a total of three matches in the Group Stage, the teams do not have much time to make up for their mistakes. It’s do or die for the squads. A draw is not going to mean much in this stage. They will have to look for the three points.
And this obviously puts huge pressure on the players, and this will naturally increase the number of mistakes – and which in turn will lead to goals.
Moreover, the Wizards have a total of 2 clean sheets from their last 14 games, while their counterparts have just two from their preceding thirteen fixtures.
Taking into account these observations, expect a lot of goals this weekend.
Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).