Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United Prediction, Preview and Odds - 9/15/21
Sporting Kansas City will be going for their second consecutive win when they face Minnesota United on Wednesday night. Kansas City is coming off a 2-0 win over Chicago. Minnesota is coming off a 1-0 loss to Seattle.
Kansas City is 5-2-3 in its last 10 games against Minnesota.
Kansas City Trying To Move Into First Place In Western Conference
Sporting Kansas City bounced back from their embarrassing loss to LAFC with a win over the Chicago Fire in their last game. They are three points behind Seattle in the Western Conference standings and will try to move into a tie for the top spot with a win over United, which will give them their second win in a row.
Kansas City is one of the best offensive teams in the league, with 39 goals in 24 games. They scored two goals in their last game with six of their 16 shots on target.
Kansas City has also done well defensively, giving up 26 goals so far. They didn’t give up a goal in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to get the win.
United Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
Minnesota United had their three-game unbeaten streak snapped by Seattle in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over Kansas City, which will move them into fifth place in the Western Conference standings.
United isn’t very good offensively, with the team scoring 24 goals in 22 games. They were shut out in their last game, with four of their 15 shots on target.
Robin Lod leads United with six goals and three assists. Adrien Hunou has four goals, while Hassani Dotson has two.
Minnesota has done a better job defensively, giving up 25 goals. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.
Side: Sporting Kansas City -110
Minnesota United isn’t very good on the road and they’ve struggled offensively in recent games, scoring only three goals in their last three road games. They are playing a very good defensive team that has given up two goals in their last three home games and will have a hard time scoring against them. Kansas City hasn’t had any trouble scoring offensively, especially at home. With United giving up at least one goal in six straight road games, expect Kansas City to score enough goals to pick up the win.
Total: Under 2.5
Kansas City is averaging 1.62 goals per game and 1.75 goals per game at home. They scored only one goal in their last three games against United and will be held under their average in this game. United is averaging 1.09 goals per game and 1.09 goals per game on the road. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against Kansas City. With Kansas City giving up 1.08 goals per game, United won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.