Portland will travel to Kansas, as eighth plays first in the table.
Sporting Kansas City remain on top of the League going into the meeting, a position they want to maintain
Kansas come to this match on the back of a 0-2 away win against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium.
League leaders Kansas keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 16 fixtures is astonishing this season. They are the team to beat, with 37 points and sitting at the top of the table having won 11 games, drawn four fixtures, and lost four meetings.
If odds are anything to go by, Portland cannot expect to get a good result of their trip to Kansas. This is particularly true, given both team’s form. Kansas have won five meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game at home this season.
As League leaders, Sporting Kansas City know that every opponent raises their game when they play you, which is why they must concern themselves only with taking all the points on offer with every game.
Portland Timbers’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 23 points this season
Portland will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Seattle Sounders at Providence Park. Giovanni Savarese’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.
They currently stand eighth in the League, with 23 points having won seven fixtures, drawn two fixtures, and lost nine games.
Portland’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Kansas. In the 8 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won one game, drawn one game, and lost six matches.
A victory for Portland Timbers would put them on 26 points.
Sporting Kansas City v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Heads.
Kansas and Portland have faced each other 20 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Kansas’s favour (8 – 6). In addition, Portland have tasted defeat against Kansas in seven out of the past 12 fixtures with them. The last time they played each other in this competition was June 2021, when Wizards walked away as 2-1 winners- it’s a 64.94% likelihood that both sides will score again on Thursday.
Kansas to win – odds are 64.52 percent in favour.
For Kansas, contributed with
in 19 League games this Major League Soccer Season, while scored
in 18 League fixtures this campaign for Portland.