Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
Sporting KC halted their push for the Western Conference title with a 2-0 defeat away at Eastern Conference play-offs chasers Philadelphia Union. The Wizards thus fell down to second place and are two points short of Dallas at the very top on the West, with just five games left to play.
On the other side, Peter Vermes’ men are only a single point above Los Angeles FC in thirds, meaning their top-two finish also came in jeopardize with the failure against Phila. Can the hosts bounce back and get the most of following two home fixtures against Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy?
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake: Head-to-head
- The two teams played each other two times this year.
- Sporting KC came on top in the US Open Cup clash in early-June 0-2 away at Rio Tinto Stadium.
- Claret and Cobalt got their revenge a month later when they picked up a 4-2 victory in the league tie on the home patch.
- Overall, Sporting were much more successful in H2H games at Children’s Mercy Park where they eon 8, drew 4 and lost 3 of 15 matches against Claret and Cobalt.
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake: Prediction
Sporting have been a very tough nut to crack in front of the home fans of late. They head into this off the back of three consecutive wins at Children’s Mercy Park without conceding a single goal in the process.
Claret and Cobalt were on a streak of three straight MLS wins of their own a month ago, but they took just one point from last two league games against Minnesota United and Atlanta United.
Mike Petke’s men struggled on the road where they lost 10 of last 14 games. They failed to find the back of the net in three of last five away matches in the division. We’ll thus be brave enough and back Sporting Kansas City to keep things tight at the back at 2.62 odds.
Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake: Bet Tips
Sporting KC to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Sporting KC to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).