Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7th October 2018
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
This fixture at Children’s Mercy Park is sure to turn out to be an exciting one. Sporting Kansas will be trying to make amends for the chance they squandered last week, to go to the top of the conference table. And when LA Galaxy joins the equation, it would be a goal-fest.
The top scorers for Sporting Kansas are Diego Rubio, Johhny Russel with eight goals apiece and Daniel Salloi, Felipe Guttierez with seven goals each. LA Galaxy, though lower in the league table, has more consistent goal scorers in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 20 goals, Ola Kamara with 11 goals and Romain Alessandrini with ten goals.
LA Galaxy, as of now, is two points adrift of the playoff spots. In the remaining few rounds they will have to find wins or else MLS will have to manage without ‘God’ in the title-deciders. LA will be visiting Kansas guns blazing. Nothing short of a win would be enough for the guests.
All eyes will be on the new sensation of MLS, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With 20 goals from 24 matches and four from last three, he is definitely living up to his star billing. LA will have to find a solution to their defensive woes.
Goal-scoring has never been a problem for them. What lets them down is their defence. With a total of 60 goals scored, second only to Atlanta United in the whole league, no one doubts their ability in front of the posts.
But for such a high-scoring team, a goal difference of +1 is not acceptable to the fans. 59 goals conceded in 31 matches is not really a testament to their defensive structure.
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Head-to-head
- The last five matches of Sporting Kansas has averaged 3.4 goals.
- The last five matches of LA Galaxy has averaged 3.8 goals.
- Sporting Kansas has scored at least two goals in six of their last seven matches.
- LA has conceded 16 goals in their last three losses.
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Prediction
Both teams will be battling for a win at Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting Kansas, after missing an opportunity, that was placed for them in a platter, to go to the top of the table, will be back to counterbalance the missed chance.
LA will be targeting nothing short of a win, as a season without being in the playoffs would be considered a failure, considering that they just spent a fortune in acquiring Ibrahimovic from Manchester United.
Sporting Kansas averages 1.94 goals every home match. LA averages 1.53 goals every away match. LA has failed to score in just two of their 15 away matches.
Both teams will score, and more than 2.5 match goals will be scored.
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (11/25)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).