Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew MLS Betting Prediction

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew Prediction 6/22/2024

Sporting Kansas City (3-11-5) travel to face off against Columbus Crew (7-3-6) on Saturday, June 22nd. This match will be played at Field in Columbus, OH. Both Sporting Kansas City and Columbus Crew will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM  ET.

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew

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Sporting Kansas City Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to bounce back from a tough 4-3 loss to Real Salt Lake. This match took place on their home pitch, and they had a money line payout of +123. The seven combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Sporting Kansas City took a total of 27 shots and eight shots on goal. They also had an impressive 13 corner kicks. William Agada was the top overall scorer for the club, finding the net twice on his nine total shot attempts.

Stephen Afrifa was another player who scored for Sporting Kansas City, who also benefited from an assist from Zorhan Bassong. Despite their three goals on offense, though, they still came up just short.

Defensively, things were tough for Sporting Kansas City’s keeper, Tim Melia, who allowed four goals on Real Salt Lake’s nine shots on goal. Melia made a total of five saves and faced just 14 total shots.

Through 19 matches, Sporting Kansas City has a record of 3-11-5, which has them in 13th place in the Western Conference. They have lost two straight matches, including a 4-3 loss to Real Salt Lake on June 20th. Overall, they have struggled on the road, going just 1-6-2. Following this match against Columbus, they will return home to take on Austin FC on Sunday, June 30th. In the Western Conference, they are just two points behind the New England Revolution, who have 16 points.

Columbus Crew Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Columbus Crew will be looking to bounce back from a close 2-1 loss to Inter Miami CF. This match was on the road, and even though they lost, the Crew’s money line payout was +112. The three combined goals was just below the line of 3.5 goals.

Cucho Hernandez was the main offensive standout for the Crew, scoring on his only shot on goal and his only corner kick. Overall, the offense took four shots on goal and 17 shots overall. Aidan Morris finished with the only assist for the club.

On the defensive end, the Crew allowed a total of 12 shots, with Patrick Schulte making five saves. The club’s defenders blocked five shots and intercepted 15 passes. Schulte’s two goals allowed came on Inter Miami CF’s seven total shots on goal.

In their last six matches, the Columbus Crew have gone 4-2, with both losses coming on the road. Overall, they are 7-3-6, which has them sitting in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been favored in 13 of their matches, going 5-3-5 in those contests. After this match, they will hit the road once again, taking on the New England Revolution on June 29th.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

William Agada is the top scorer for Sporting Kansas City this season, as he has found the back of the net five times, which is 45th in MLS. Agada also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has 16, which is 32nd in the league. Memo Rodríguez is the leader in assists for Sporting Kansas City, as he has four, which is 24th in MLS. His one goal this season is fifth on the team and 174th in the league. This season, Sporting Kansas City is averaging 1.6 goals per match, which is 10th in the league. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Their passing percentage of 84.2 is ninth in MLS, and they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 52.6% of their matches.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

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The Columbus Crew’s offense has been solid this season, as they are averaging 1.6 goals per match, which is 12th in the MLS. Cucho Hernández has been their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net six times, which is 29th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has 19, which is 19th in the MLS. Overall, the Crew have been efficient with their passing, as they lead the league with an 87.9% passing percentage.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is struggling, as they are 28th in MLS, allowing 2.1 goals per match. Over their last four matches, they have given up 12 goals, including four to both Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, they did hold the 21st ranked Seattle Sounders FC to just one goal. Keeper Tim Melia is 31st in MLS with just one clean sheet this season.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.1 goals per match, which is the second-best mark in the MLS. However, they have given up eight goals over their last six matches, including two to the league’s top-scoring offense, Inter Miami CF. Patrick Schulte has started 14 matches in goal and has four clean sheets, which is 13th in the MLS. Overall, the Crew’s defense is 14th in blocked shots and 16th in interceptions. They have struggled with fouls, as they are 29th in the league in that category.

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew Prediction

With the way the Columbus Crew have been playing on the defensive end this season, we have them shutting down a Sporting Kansas City offense that is 20th in shots on goal. Our prediction for this one is Columbus to win 2-0, with Cucho Hernandez having the best chance to score a goal for the Crew. Looking at the match, we have Columbus taking 6 shots on goal compared to just 1 for Sporting Kansas City.

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