Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 MLS victory over Houston Dynamo.
In that game, Sporting Kansas City had 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Sporting Kansas City was Pulido (34', 73'). Houston Dynamo got 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Junqua (84') was the scorer for Houston Dynamo.
Sporting Kansas City have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 8 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 9. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
In the game prior to this, Nashville drew 0-0 in the MLS match with Minnesota United.
In that match, Nashville managed 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Minnesota United had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
In 5 of the previous six clashes featuring Nashville, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is just 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Nashville standing at 1.
Team News: Sporting Kansas City
Felipe Gutiérrez (Knee Surgery) and Matt Besler (Hamstring Injury) will be missing for Sporting KC gaffer Peter Vermes.
Team News: Nashville
Nashville manager Gary Smith has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ken Tribbett (Calf Injury) and Jimmy Medranda (Muscle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It looks to us that Sporting Kansas City will most probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the other end, Nashville won’t find it easy to get shooting opportunities although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring as well.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 victory for Sporting Kansas City at the end of this one.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 minute result market, backing Sporting Kansas City can be had for 1.65, going for the game finishing all-square is 4 and putting your money on a victory for Nashville gets 5.5. They’re the top prices on offer right now.