Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United MLS Betting Prediction

Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United Prediction 4/28

Sporting Kansas City (2-2-5) travel to face off against Minnesota United (4-2-2) on Sunday, April 28th. This match will be played at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. Minnesota United is coming off a win in their previous match, while Sporting Kansas City will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United

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Sporting Kansas City Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Sporting Kansas City hosted St. Louis City SC in a high-scoring thriller that ended in a 3-3 draw. The over/under line for the match was 2.5 goals, and the six combined goals easily surpassed this figure. The draw payout was +250, and the payout for a win on either side was -115.

Erik Thommy was one of the players to score for St. Louis City SC, finding the net on one of his five total shots and taking two shots on goal. Alan Pulido also scored for St. Louis, with the offensive unit scoring on four of its eight total shots.

On the defensive end, Sporting Kansas City allowed a total of 19 shots and seven shots on goal. Tim Melia finished with four saves, and he also had to deal with an own goal from the offense. Sporting Kansas City’s defenders had a total of six interceptions while blocking two shots.

Through nine matches, Sporting Kansas City has a record of 2-2-5, putting them 10th in the Western Conference. They have been favored in five matches, going 1-1-3 in those contests. Over their last three matches, Sporting Kansas City has gone 0-1-2, including a loss to the top team in the Eastern Conference, Inter Miami CF. Following this match, they will be on the road once again, taking on Real Salt Lake on May 5th.

Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Minnesota United took on Charlotte FC, picking up a 3-0 win on the road. Minnesota was the underdog in this match, and the three goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Minnesota’s offensive attack was extremely efficient, as five of their 12 total shots found the target. Tani Oluwaseyi and Robin Lod both finished with two shots on goal, with Oluwaseyi scoring one time and Lod scoring one time as well.

Hassani Dotson also found the net for Minnesota, who as a club, had three different players come through with an assist. One of these players was Robin Lod, who finished the match with two assists.

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Dayne St. Clair made just one save in the match, but he still picked up both a win and a clean sheet. Charlotte FC’s offense took a total of eight shots and just one shot on goal.

On the defensive end, Minnesota’s back line blocked three shots and intercepted 14 passes. Charlotte FC also finished the match with 11 corner kicks, compared to just five for Minnesota.

Minnesota United enters this match against Sporting Kansas City with a record of 4-2-2, which has them in 5th place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have been solid on the road, going 3-1-0, but have struggled at home, posting a record of 1-1-2. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-2-2. Following this match, they will travel to take on Atlanta United FC on May 4th. In the standings, they are tied with the Columbus Crew with 14 points, but the Crew hold the tiebreaker.

Sporting Kansas City Offense Breakdown

Through 29 matches this season, Sporting Kansas City has scored an average of 1.8 goals per match, which is the 6th best mark in the MLS. They have scored more than their season average in six straight matches. Erik Thommy is the club’s top scorer, finding the back of the net four times this season, which is 9th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal. William Agada has two assists this season, which is 40th in the MLS, and he is also 2nd on the club in goals scored.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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Robin Lod is the leading scorer for Minnesota United this season, as he has found the back of the net three times, which is 23rd in MLS. Teemu Pukki is right behind him with two goals, and he is 25th in the league in shots on goal. As a team, Minnesota United is 10th in MLS in goals per match, and they are 4th in shots on goal. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches this season, and they are 3rd in MLS in corners. Their passing percentage is 26th in the league at 76.6%.

Sporting Kansas City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Minnesota United, Sporting Kansas City’s defense is struggling, as they are 23rd in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.8). Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 2.5 goals per match. They have also struggled against some of the better offenses in the league, giving up three goals to both St. Louis City SC and Inter Miami CF. Keeper Tim Melia is 21st in the MLS in clean sheets (1) and 3rd in saves (32).

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.1 goals per match, which is 9th in the league. They are also 5th in blocked shots and 1st in interceptions. However, they have not been tested much lately, as they have faced the 25th, 23rd, and 20th ranked offenses in three of their last four matches. Overall, they have given up just seven goals over their last seven matches. Dayne St. Clair has two clean sheets this season and is 17th in saves.

Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United Prediction

Our projections for this MLS matchup between Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United are giving us a 1-1 draw with a payout of +285. This season, Minnesota has been the better offensive club, coming in 10th in goals scored and 4th in shots on goal. They also have the edge in interceptions on defense, ranking 1st compared to 3rd for Sporting KC. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Teemu Pukki for Minnesota United, while William Agada has the best odds to score for Sporting Kansas City.

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