Vancouver vs Sporting Kansas City
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Kick-Off at 03:00 UK / 04:00 CET
Venue: BC Place Stadium (Vancouver).
Vancouver host Sporting KC in an affair which will certainly have an enormous impact on the final standings on the West at the end of the regular season. Both teams will be highly-motivated to pick up the spoils from the mid-week tie at BC Place Stadium.
The hosts showed a tremendous fighting spirit to see off play-offs hopefuls and defending MLS Cup champions Toronto 1-2 away at BMO Field ten days ago. Russel Teibert and Kei Kamara bagged super important goals to help the Caps end a disappointing three-loss streak. The Whitecaps thus got their play-offs pursuit up and running. They are now just three points shy of Real Salt Lake in the sixth place in the Western Conference standings. Craig Dalrympie’s men have a game in hand on Claret and Cobalt, meaning they’d move lock on points with them with a win here and just two games left to play.
Vancouver vs Sporting KC: Head-to-head
Home team fans can certainly still remember the painful 6-0 loss they suffered in the previous meeting with Sporting KC back in April this year.
Overall, the Wizards lead the head to head tie by two wins, but Vancouver were more successful in matches at BC Place Stadium (3 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats).
It is interesting to note that only one of last six head to head outings saw goals scored at both ends.
Vancouver vs Sporting KC: Prediction
The Wizards have already secured a place in the play-offs, but they are pushing for the top-two finish and the automatic promotion to final series. They are currently three points short of the second-placed Los Angeles FC with a game in hand on the LA outfit.
Nonetheless, the Wizards are form underdogs here given they come into this winless in last three league games. They fell 2-0 away at Philadelphia Union before playing back-to-back draws to Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy at home.
Home fans will no doubts create an electrifying atmosphere which should guide the Caps to a super important victory against a side which failed to win a single of last three MLS affairs. The home win is well worth backing at 2.70, while more conservative tipsters can try with the double chance at 1.57.
Vancouver vs Sporting KC: Bet Tips
Vancouver to win @ 2.70 (17/10)
Vancouver or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7).