There is MLS action happening on Saturday as Sporting Kansas City play FC Dallas.
Our Sporting Kansas City v FC Dallas predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-0 MLS victory versus Minnesota United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Sporting Kansas City was Russell (80').
It has been seldom in recent times that Sporting Kansas City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that SKC have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals along the way.
FC Dallas will go into the game after a 4-1 MLS win with the defeat of Colorado Rapids in their most recent match.
For FC Dallas, goals were scored by Mosquera (41', 57', 78') and Jara (49'). Shinyashiki (63') was the scorer for Colorado Rapids.
FC Dallas have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, scoring 12 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Toros have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 20/08/2017 shows that Sporting Kansas City have won 2 of these games & FC Dallas 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 20 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them for SKC and 12 netted by Toros. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league clash featuring the two was MLS match day 8 on 03/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Sporting Kansas City 1-1 FC Dallas.
In that game, Sporting Kansas City had 50% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Shelton (45').
For their opponents, FC Dallas got 5 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Jara (9') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Ramy Touchan.
Team News: Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City boss Peter Vermes has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: FC Dallas
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, FC Dallas boss Luchi Gonzalez does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
For this match, we think that Sporting Kansas City will, in all likelihood, be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, FC Dallas may well find it hard to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash, too.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 winning margin for Sporting Kansas City at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Sporting Kansas City
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park (18,467)
Captain: Matt Besler
Chairman: Neal Patterson
Manager: Peter Vermes
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)