New York City FC vs Sporting Kansas City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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New York City FC vs Sporting Kansas City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

New York City were able to claim a 1-1 draw against local rivals New York Red Bulls. City’s Maximiliano Moralez provided the opening goal of the game in the 56th minute. However, the home team were able to get back into the game through Gonzalo Veron’s penalty in the 70th minute. Sporting Kansas City managed a 2-0 win over FC Dallas to remain in touch with the top two places of the Western Conference. Diego Rubio scored just before half-time while Gerso Fernandes added a late second to ensure three points for Kansas City Wizards. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Kansas City have won both games against New York City in the past. However, this is expected to be a different encounter with City on top form coming into the game. The absence of several players is likely to hinder City. Kansas City have drawn two of the last four away games, and they would be happy with a point at the Yankee stadium. I see value in backing a draw. The game is likely to see a lower return of goals due to several players missing for City, who are the second highest scorers in the division. Kansas City have the meanest record in MLS after conceding just 19 goals. I would place money on this game to produce less than 2.5 goals.

Draw – 13/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 9/10

New York City FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

New York City FC have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Sporting Kansas City

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

Sporting Kansas City have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against New York City FC

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

New York City FC Form Guide

New York City FC Team Logo

New York City FC

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

14-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 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)

New York City FC Preview

Patrick Vieira has seen his New York City team go unbeaten in the last four league matches. Since the heavy 4-0 loss against Toronto, the club have been able to avoid further slips in the league. As a result, City remain in the top two places. The recent draw with New York Red Bulls allowed Chicago Fire to close the gap down to three points, although City have played a game less. The biggest worry for Patrick Vieira coming into the game might be the significant absentees due to international action. There is also a serious doubt of top scorer David Villa missing the game due to a groin injury. Villa is also the MLS 2017 top scorer with 19 goals.

New York City FC Team News

Ronald Matarrita (toe), Mikey Lopez (foot), Ethan White (calf), Miguel Camargo (hip), and Maxime Chanot (hernia) are unavailable for the game. Alexander Ring, James Sands, Rodney Wallace, and Yangel Herrera are the players unavailable due to international action. David Villa is a doubt with a groin injury.

Sporting Kansas City Preview

Sporting Kansas City have been able to register only two wins in the last five league matches. Yet, the club remain with just one point behind Portland Timbers in the second spot. More importantly, Kansas City have played three fewer games than Portland and two less than table leaders Seattle Sounders. Vermes has been unable to get his team to win matches on the road, as Kansas City have managed just one win in the last nine away games. Gerso Fernandes is the club’s top scorer with seven goals this season.

Sporting Kansas City Team News

Cameron Porter (ankle) is the only injury worry for Peter Vermes coming into the game.

New York City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

New York City FC vs Sporting Kansas City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sean Johnson 193 98
27 LB R. J. Allen - -
6 CD Alexander Callens 183 76
2 RB Ben Sweat - -
13 CD Fredric Brillant 187 73
21 CDM Andrea Pirlo 177 68
15 CDM Thomas McNamara - -
17 CM Jonathan Lewis 170 -
10 CM Maxi Moralez 160 57
11 CM Jack Harrison - -
9 CF Sean Okoli 186 -
No. Pos Player M kg
29 GK Tim Melia 185 86
3 CD Ikenna Ike Opara 188 82
2 CD Erik Palmer-Brown - -
15 RB Seth Sinovic 178 77
17 LB Saad Abdul-Salam 190 -
27 CM Roger Espinoza 178 74
10 CM Benny Feilhaber 178 73
6 CM Ilie Sanchez 180 77
19 LF Cristian Lobato 174 66
30 RF Daniel Salloi - -
9 CF Latif Blessing 170 -