MLS Preview: Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

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Kansas at home against RSL – Monday – 12:00am GMT – Children’s Mercy Park.

It’s a trip to Children’s Mercy Park for second placed Kansas on Monday, as they take on ninth placed RSL.

Sporting Kansas City have 58 points to their name, going into this tie

Peter Vermes will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Minnesota United and then Austin, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Their position is second in the League and they have 58 points, that is, 17W, 9L and 7D having won 17 fixtures, drawn seven matches, and lost nine meetings.

RSL travel to Kansas, knowing that they have nothing to lose. The odds are not in their favour, as the home team has recorded nine victories and five darts in the 16 home games they’ve played so far this season.

Sporting Kansas City will have 61 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Kansas have a good scoring record this season, with 58 netted so far. Their stand out attacking players have been Brooks, John Gregory, and Kendall Isaiah. Kansas have conceded 39 goals.

With the Major League Soccer season well into its stride, Real Salt Lake have managed to gain 45 points

RSL have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Freddy Juarez will be keen to turn around in this fixture.

Also, Now they have 13 matches won, 14 games lost and 6 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 45 points having won 13 meetings, drawn six fixtures, and lost 14 matches.

It must be a worrying prospect for RSL to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured four wins and two draws to the home team.

Winning this fixture will see Real Salt Lake on 48 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 54 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Andrew, David, and Jeffrey. RSL have shown a poor defensive performance so far, having conceded 54 goals in their previous matches.

Sporting Kansas City v Real Salt Lake – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have already faced each other 36 times with the result being 14 wins and 10 draws for Kansas. Also, Children’s Mercy Park has proven to be something of a fortress for Kansas, where they have won all last two meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 away win for Sporting Kansas City. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Monday is 66.67%.

The probability of a Kansas win is 58.82 percent.

Other players of note for Kansas are John Gregory and Kendall Isaiah with respectively and for RSL are David and Jeffrey with respectively.

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