Sporting Kansas City vs L.A Galaxy: Preview and Prediction

Sporting Kansas City vs L.A. Galaxy:
MLS Western Conference;
Date: Monday, 2nd May 2016;
Kick-Off: 01:00 GMT;
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas.

Sporting Kansas have been on the decline lately and are looking to get back to winning ways when they host L.A Galaxy in the early hours of Monday at the Sporting park.

L.A Galaxy are going strong this season, having lost just 1 game so far, they are just 3 points away from the table leaders Colorado who have played 9 games while they have played only 7 games.

Form comparison

  • Kansas City are having a fluctuating form since the beginning of the season, they have won 4 games, lost 4 games and drawn 1 game in their last 9 games.
  • Kansas are without a win in their last 4 games, they have lost 3 and drawn 1.
  • L.A Galaxy are back on track, they are unbeaten in their last 5 MLS games.

Sporting Kansas City: Team News

The Manager Peter Vermes will be praying on the fitness of Paulo Nagamura and Justin Matip.

After scoring in the last game, Diego Rubio may have won the heart of the manager and may start again.

Sporting Kansas City: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Melia;
Dia, Coelho, Besler, Abdul-Salaam;
Espinoza, Olum, Felhaber;
Hallisey, Rubio, Medranda.

L.A Galaxy: Team News

Galaxy will still be without Nigel de Jong as he is serving his final match ban.

Robbie Keane is still nurturing his knee injury while Leonardo has also joined him on the injury list.

L.A Galaxy: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Rowe
DeLaGarza, Steres, Damme, Cole
Gerrard, Husidic
Magee, Santos, Boateng
Zardes

Sporting Kansas City vs L.A Galaxy: Head-To-Head stats

These 2 teams have had a fair share in their Head to Head stats, Kansas City have won 14 of their 40 games, while Galaxy have won 15 times and the remaining 11 goes to draw.

Kansas have won 11 of their home games against L.A Galaxy, they have lost5 and drew 5.

Kansas are unbeaten in their last 7 home games against Galaxy, they have won their last3 home games against Galaxy.

Sporting Kansas City vs L. A Galaxy: Prediction

These two teams have fairly even strength, but L.A Galaxy have a better form recently than Kansas City making them look like the favourites but considering the past statistics, Kansas City have an edge over them.

The game will go down to who wants it most, which means the game could go either way.

Both teams seem to have a fair scoring form, Kansas have scored in 8 of their last 9 games while Galaxy have scored in 5 of their last 7 games.

Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy-Statistical Prediction by LeagueLane 2-May-2016
Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy: Statistical Prediction

Best bet: over 1.5 goals
Fair bet: L.A Galaxy win or draw