LA Galaxy are in excellent form, but they face a tough trip this weekend to face Sporting Kansas City at a stadium where they have not enjoyed much success in recent years. It is set to be a fascinating match-up with the potential for plenty of goals, as these pre-match betting tips explain.
Sporting Kansas City v LA Galaxy
Prediction: There should be plenty of goals in this match
It may be tricky to predict a winner in this Sunday afternoon MLS clash, but there is one thing that is easy to predict and that’s goals. Both of these two teams’ recent matches have been packed full of them, so fans at Children’s Mercy Park can certainly expect to see the scoreboard kept busy in this match.
There have been an average of 3.4 total goals over the course of Sporting KC’s last five MLS matches, while the average number of total goals in LA Galaxy’s matches across that same time period is 3.8. When you consider that this match is in Kansas, it looks even more likely that it’ll be raining goals on Sunday given that Sporting have netted at least twice in six of their past seven home MLS matches.
That makes a bet on there to be over 3.5 goals in this match – which is priced at odds of 2/1 – a potentially great value bet.
After you’ve made the bet take a look at Gerrard and Robbie Keane taking on thirty 8 year olds!
Want a result prediction? Back these teams to share the spoils
Although all stats point to there being goals in Sunday’s fixture, in terms of picking a winner for this match the picture is far vaguer. While La Galaxy are on a great run of form, having gone 14 of their past 15 matches without tasting defeat, they do have a historically poor record in Kansas – where they have not won since 2007, when they scraped a 1-0 win thanks to the red cards shown to two of Sporting’s players.
If anything, playing Kansas will be as tough this weekend as it has ever been, with Sporting currently undefeated in their past seven home games.
As such, it may be worth checking out the betting odds of 11/5 for this match to finish in a draw. Given their recent form it is hard to see the team from LA losing this match, but given their recent struggles in Kansas it is also hard to see them flying back home with all three points.
A high-scoring draw is, therefore, on the cards for this key MLS match. It was 3-3 in Sporting’s last home game and 3-3 in LA Galaxy’s last away game, so a repeat of that kind of scoreline would not be at all surprising.