Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer Playoffs
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City.
The champions of the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City, hosts the sixth-placed team from the same conference, in the MLS Playoffs, this Sunday, at the Children’s Mercy Park.
The first leg at Salt Lake’s home stadium ended in a draw, the scoreline being 1-1. But still, the moral victory belongs to Kansas City, as they were able to register an invaluable away goal. The scores were level at 0-0 at halftime. In the second half, Salt Lake scored the first goal to widespread cheers from the home crowd. But Kansas came back with the equalizer to silence the crowd.
Real Salt Lake’s last game in the league ended in a 2-3 away win for them. It was a comeback victory after trailing for 2-1. Two goals in the space of ten minutes got the three points for the visitors then.
Kansas too showed their mettle in their last league game. The score became 1-1 after Los Angeles was awarded a penalty in the second half. But Kansas held on to their nerves and scored the winner later in that half itself.
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the all-important first leg of the playoffs, Sporting Kansas drew the match against Real Salt Lake and was also able to score an away goal.
- Kansas is unbeaten in their last six matches and has lost only twice in their last 14 attempts.
- Salt Lake is winless in six of their last eight matches.
- Kansas is on a six-match unbeaten streak at home too and has lost just twice in their last 17 home ties.
- Salt Lake has won just five of their last 25 matches on the road.
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
The hosts come out the major favorites for this tie. They were able to avoid defeat in the away leg of the playoffs. Kansas also has the psychological advantage of the away goal.
Salt Lake cannot sit deep and just defend. They will have to leave spaces at the back and attack, which will probably leave to Kansas scoring once more.
The victors will surely be the champions of the Western Conference.
A very few number of goals will be scored in this fiercely contested tie. Under 3.5 match goals is a value bet for this match-up. Seven of last eight matches between these two had the same stat.
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
Sporting Kansas City to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 3.5 match goals @ 1.60 (3/5).