Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Sporting Kansas City were involved in a remarkable 4-3 thriller with Chicago Fire and Peter Vermes’ side came out on top. Goals from Felipe Gutierrez and Johnny Russell put Kansas City 2-0 up going into the break, but Chicago produced a stunning comeback as they took a lead in 12 second-half minutes. Goals from Aleksandar Katai and Nemanja Nikolic (2) put Chicago in front. Just when the hosts took their foot off the gas pedal, Kansas hit back with late goals through Medranda and Gutierrez to steal the points. San Jose beat Minnesota 3-2 in a thrilling game at the Children’s Mercy Park. Danny Hoesen and Valerie Qazaishvili scored in the space of a minute to shock Minnesota, while Hoesen made it 3-0 just before the hour mark. Minnesota, though, threatened a late comeback with Kevin Molino scoring a brace in the final 10 minutes. However, San Jose held on for a win.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Both teams come on the back of games filled with numerous goals. There is likely to be a conscious decision from both teams to sort out their defences. Surprisingly, this fixture has to be one of the tight games in the entire MLS calendar, as just two of the last six matches between these two clubs have produced more than 2.5 goals. Surprisingly, I would go with a low scoring match. After having conceded far too many goals, both teams can be backed to be quite competitive.

Kansas City have had the upper hand over San Jose by winning four out of the last five meetings against this team. The latest of those victories came through a penalty shootout in the US Open Cup 2017. San Jose may have picked up an opening day win, but the team generally do not travel well. I would back a win for Kansas City Wizards.

Total goals under 2.5 – 4/5

Sporting Kansas City win – 4/7

 

Sporting Kansas City scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

San Jose Earthquakes saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.8

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
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)

W H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-07-2018

US Open Cup

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

San Jose Earthquakes Form Guide

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo

San Jose Earthquakes

Won

0

Draw

4

Lost

6
L A

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 3)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sporting Kansas City Preview

Last season, Sporting Kansas City were one of the best defensive outfits in the division. In fact, the team keep the best defensive record in the Western Conference with only 29 goals conceded in 34 games. Kansas City have now conceded 10 goals in the opening two matches of the 2018 campaign. However, the club have to thank a strong attack for pulling them out of a disaster situation against Chicago. Manager Vermes has to sort out his defensive issues before Kansas are hit for more goals.

 

Sporting Kansas City Team News

Jo Inge Berget (quad) is the only Kansas player doubtful for the game.

 

San Jose Earthquakes Preview

The opening day win has placed San Jose in a strong position to make the 2018 MLS campaign much better than the previous one. Last season, the club narrowly qualified for the play-offs but it did not take long for the club to be found out in the knockout stages, as they were thrashed out by Vancouver. The defensive issues do seem to persist for San Jose, but manager Mikael Stahre will be delighted with his team’s contribution at the other end.

 

San Jose Earthquakes Team News

San Jose have a fully fit squad available for the game.

 

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

San Jose Earthquakes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

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
6 CM Ilie Sanchez 180 77
21 CM Felipe Gutierrez 174 64
17 CM Roger Espinoza 178 74
20 RF Daniel Salloi - -
14 CF Khiry Shelton 191 -
7 LF Johnny Russell 178 67
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Andrew Tarbell 190 87
30 CD Yeferson Quintana 191 -
24 LB Nick Lima - -
31 CD Harold Cummings 188 92
6 RB Shea Salinas 178 68
23 CM Florian Jungwirth 180 76
7 LM Magnus Eriksson 179 82
20 CM Anibal Godoy 183 82
11 RM Valeri Kazaishvili 183 74
8 CF Chris Wondolowski 185 75
9 CF Danny Hoesen 186 75