St. Louis, USA
St. Louis City still remain top of the western conference and they can begin to dream of competing for the trophy, but it's still a long distance to that point and they need to maintain the momentum. After a series of setbacks, they finally got their important win over Minnesota United in their last game. Their latest opponent will be Sporting Kansas City and their clash will go down at the Citypark.
Sporting Kansas City escaped a draw last week when they faced Houston Dynamo, as they won the game 2-1 with a man less than the opposition. Sporting Kansas City have a Slim chance of getting into the Playoff spot and that is their objective in the remaining games of the season. But first they must contend for points against the table leaders.Grab Your Signup Bonus
St. Louis City SC
St. Louis have struggled for consistency this season despite sitting comfortably at the top of the conference, with 8 points ahead of Los Angeles FC in second spot.
They had a rough couple of games that saw them go winless in 4 matches against Sporting Kansas (L), LA Galaxy (D), Houston Dynamo (D) and Los Angeles FC (D). But they got back to winning ways in their last game against Minnesota United. The game ended 2-1, with Joao Klauss and Njabulo Blom both scoring to complete the comeback.
To keep fighting to achieve their aim of remaining top, they need to win this game. They had faced Sporting Kansas City already this season and they lost that game by 2 goals to 1.
- No losses in 4 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 8/10 games.
- Both teams scoring in 7/8 games.
- More than 4.5 cards in 6/7 games.
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas are hungry for points in order to reach the Playoff spot that's visibly within arms length. The team deserves the praise for their resilience in the 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo in their last game. After being put ahead by Johnny Russell in just 7 minutes, he was shown a straight red in the 39th minute. And not long before the break, William Agada scored the second goal before Teenage Hadebe pulled one goal back for Dynamo. The second half remained goalless and Sporting Kansas walked away with all 3 points. They would need such mentality when they come to face St. Louis City away from home. They have already beaten them at home 2-1, but that offers little confidence as they will be playing without the home advantage. Coupled with the fact that Sporting Kansas are such a disaster when playing away from home.
- More than 2.5 goals in 6/7 games.
Head to Head
There's been only 2 games played between these two clubs and both sides have a win to their name.
Analysis and Predictions
A lot of respect to the St. Louis City team for remaining top of the conference and maintaining a good distance from the team below. They have had more highs than lows this season and that's why they occupy the prestigious spot. Sporting Kansas City have a poor away record and St. Louis City have demonstrated this season that you have to be in your best form to beat them at home. Only 3 clubs have been able to do that throughout this season. I expect St. Louis City to frustrate the visitors, but Sporting Kansas City should be good enough to snatch a goal.
- Home to win Either Half at 1.60 Odds
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.66 Odds
- Correct Score 2-1 at 9.00 Odds