Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Predictions, Betting Tips, and Preview

Sporting Kansas City were able to further cement their place at the top of the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over Chicago Fire. Daniel Salloi’s deflected goal helped Kansas City take the lead in the 23rd minute, but Matt Besler’s own goal came just five minutes later to level the scores. Benny Feilhaber and Latif Blessing put Kansas City 3-2 up, but David Accam threatened a late comeback with his goal in the 78th minute. Atlanta United’s winning streak at home ended with a 1-1 draw with Orlando City. The away team opened the scoring with a brilliant long-range effort from Kaka, but Hector Villalba’s late goal salvaged a point for Atlanta. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This will be the first meeting between the two teams, and the Sporting Kansas City are aiming for their first clean sheet in six league matches. Despite possessing the best defence in the 2017 MLS table, Kansas City have watched opposition score rather easily in recent matches. Atlanta have been the top scorers – alongside Toronto – with 41 league goals, and they have failed to score only once in the last five away games. I would back both teams to score. Hector Villalba has helped Atlanta overcome the absence of Josef Martinez with four goals in his last four games. The 23-year-old has failed to score only once in the last four. I would back Villalba to score anytime in the game.

Both teams to score – 4/6

Hector Villalba to score anytime – 10/3

Sporting Kansas City have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sporting Kansas City have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 2 games against Atlanta United

Atlanta United saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Atlanta United have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Sporting Kansas City

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sporting Kansas City Form Guide

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo

Sporting Kansas City

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

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)

D H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Atlanta United Form Guide

Atlanta United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Charleston Battery Team Logo Charleston Battery

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Sporting Kansas City Preview

The challenge from FC Dallas has helped Sporting Kansas City wake up and put together a string of unbeaten games. Kansas City Wizards are now unbeaten in the league since June, and they have gone eight matches without a loss in this period. Yet, manager Peter Vermes will continue to be disappointed with his team’s inability to open up a sizable advantage over the rest of the Western Conference teams. Kansas City only have a two-point advantage over FC Dallas even after such an incredible run. The good run of form has been built on a strong defence with the team conceding just 17 in 22 league matches. Gerso Fernandes is the top scorer with six league goals.

Sporting Kansas City Team News

Vermes has a fully fit squad for this game

Atlanta United Preview

Atlanta’s hopes of a fifth consecutive win were dashed by the draw with Orlando City. The result came at an unexpected juncture in Atlanta’s season, as the two teams were experiencing contrasting fortunes. Manager Gerardo Martino now has to prepare his team for a string of three consecutive away games, which have so far been the source of trouble for the team. Yet, the wins over Columbus crew and Orlando City will provide the team with reasonable confidence going into these matches. Atlanta have been a highly entertaining team and have scored the highest number of goals (41) in the 2017 MLS table.

Atlanta United Team News

Martino has Josef Martinez (foot), Alec Kann (hamstring), Mark Bloom (back), Kenwyne Jones (knee), and Jacob Peterson (leg) unavailable due to injury.

Sporting Kansas City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

Atlanta United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Atlanta United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
29 GK Tim Melia 185 86
17 LB Saad Abdul-Salam 190 -
3 CD Ikenna Ike Opara 188 82
5 CD Matt Besler 183 77
15 RB Seth Sinovic 178 77
27 CM Roger Espinoza 178 74
19 CM Cristian Lobato 174 66
6 CM Ilie Sanchez 180 77
7 LF Gerso Fernandes 172 62
30 RF Daniel Salloi - -
9 CF Latif Blessing 170 -
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Brad Guzan 193 94
26 LB Anton Walkes 187 82
5 CD Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 182 91
3 CD Michael Parkhurst 182 72
22 RB Mikey Ambrose - -
18 CDM Jeff Larentowicz 185 79
14 CDM Carlos Carmona 178 70
24 CM Julian Gressel - -
10 CM Miguel Almiron 174 70
11 CM Yamil Asad - -
15 CF Hector Villalba 172 67