Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Kick-off at 02:30 UK / 03:30 CET
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City).
Sporting Kansas City did just enough in their last clash with San Jose Earthquakes to clinch a narrow 2-1 win at the last blast of the whistle. The victory has brought their two-match losing streak to a halt and so, the hosts will be looking forward to capitalizing on that positive result when they welcome the second-placed Minnesota United to Kansas City on Friday.
Despite going on a seven-match winning streak midway through their campaign, the visitors have certainly been hit by a sharp dip in form and have just one to boast of from their last three games. The away side were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their most recent matchup at home while on the road they took a 5-3 beating against FC Dallas.
Although there is certainly quite some daylight between the two sides in the ladder at the moment, it needs saying that Minnesota have been a struggling bunch in their trips on the road.
Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have met previously met each other ten times.
- Their last encounter at this venue finished 2-0 in favor of Sporting Kansas City.
- Minnesota United have registered just two wins against this foe.
- Four out of their last five meetings have seen neither side keep a clean sheet.
Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United Prediction
The hosts have been faring a lot better at home than away, and have admitted defeat just five times from their thirteen clashes so far.
Minnesota, on the other hand, have picked up a win just twice in their last nine outings. Additionally, the away side have never got the better of their foes in their previous visits to this venue and have walked away with the defeat in hand in each of their last five trips.
Considering that Peter Vermes men have also been recording the win without conceding in four of those five matchups, the three points look likely to swing in favor of Sporting Kansas City this week.
Three of the previous four matches between the two sides here have been high scoring ones. Taking into account that both the teams also got their names on the scoresheet in their recent clashes as well, you can certainly expect over 2.5 goals to feature by the end of ninety minutes.
Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United Betting tips
Full-time result: Sporting Kansas City @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).