Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Hosts Columbus Crew come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over FC Dallas. Gregg Berhalter saw his team take a 2-0 advantage after goals from Ola Kamara and Jonathan Mensah in the second half. Even though Dallas pulled one back through Walker Zimmerman, the hosts held on for a win. Sporting Kansas City’s disappointing away form continued as they suffered a 1-0 loss against New York City. The home team had numerous chances in the game and were able to get a deserved victory through a late goal from Jack Harrison. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home advantage places Columbus Crew as a strong favourite for a victory, despite the team have managed only one win over Kansas City Wizards in the last six games against this opponent. Kansas City have been able to achieve just two wins on the road this season. They have now suffered back-to-back losses – against New York City and Seattle Sounders. Hence, I would back a win for Columbus Crew even with their poor head-to-head record against this opponent. Ola Kamara scored in both games against Sporting Kansas City in the recent meeting. He has failed to score only twice in the last six league matches. His excellent run of form is a reason to back Kamara to score anytime in the game.

Columbus Crew win – 1/1

Ola Kamara to score anytime – 11/8

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Sporting Kansas City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Columbus Crew

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Sporting Kansas City Form Guide

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo

Sporting Kansas City

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

18-03-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

25-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Columbus Crew Preview

The home form of Columbus Crew has been a huge factor behind the club’s push for a top two place in the Eastern conference table. The club are incredibly up to fourth in the table and only eight points behind second-placed New York City. Manager Berhalter will be hoping to sustain this form, and there is every possibility of the team being in the top three by the end of September. Three out of the next four league matches for Columbus Crew are at home. The club would have certainly been in the top two places had it not been for the disappointing away form. Ola Kamara is the top scorer at Columbus Crew in 2017 with 14 league goals.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (cruciate ligament) and Ben Swanson (ankle) are ruled out of the game, while Niko Hansen (thigh) and Arthur (hamstring) are doubtful for the match.

Sporting Kansas City Preview

Sporting Kansas City have been able to remain close to the top two places in the Western Conference despite a very average run of form over the last few weeks. The biggest positivity for the club happens to be the strong defence, which has conceded only 20 goals so far this season. This strength at the back has also seen the club suffer the second fewest defeats (6) in the league. At the other end of the pitch, Sporting Kansas City have struggled and have been able to score only 31 goals. After the departure of Dom Dwyer, the goalscoring duties have fallen upon Gerso Fernandes, who is the top scorer with seven league goals.

Sporting Kansas City Team News

Cameron Porter (ankle) is the only injury worry for Sporting Kansas City coming into the game.

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sporting Kansas City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Zack Steffen 190 -
2 RB Jukka Raitala 180 77
4 CD Jonathan Mensah 188 75
3 CD Josh Williams 188 87
16 LB Hector Jimenez 175 64
9 CM Justin Meram 185 75
10 CM Federico Higuain 172 68
32 CM Pedro Santos 173 76
8 CDM Mohammed Abu 176 73
20 CDM Wil Trapp - -
11 CF Ola Kamara 183 78
No. Pos Player M kg
29 GK Tim Melia 185 86
15 RB Seth Sinovic 178 77
5 CD Matt Besler 183 77
3 CD Ikenna Ike Opara 188 82
8 LB Graham Zusi 178 72
27 CM Roger Espinoza 178 74
10 CM Benny Feilhaber 178 73
6 CM Ilie Sanchez 180 77
11 CF Diego Rubio 178 78
19 LF Cristian Lobato 174 66
30 RF Daniel Salloi - -