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Minnesota United face off with Sporting Kansas City in Sunday’s forthcoming MLS fixture.
All Minnesota United v Sporting Kansas City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Minnesota United will play in this match coming off the back of a 1-1 MLS drawn result against New Eng. Revolution.
In that match, Minnesota United had 59% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Minnesota United was Franco Fragapane (93'). At the other end, New England Revolution had 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Carles Gil (38') scored for New Eng. Revolution.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Minnesota United defence. Minnesota United have kept it tight, with the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six outings standing at 4. Still, time will tell whether that trend might be maintained in this next match or not.
Sporting Kansas City
Since a loss in their previous game against Inter Miami in MLS action, Sporting Kansas City will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Sporting Kansas City managed 54% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Sporting Kansas City, goals were scored by Dániel Sallói (9') and Alán Pulido (78'). At the other end, Inter Miami got 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Leonardo Campana (25', 45') and Facundo Farías (60') scored for Inter Miami.
Showing their fondness for action-packed encounters, goals have been scored 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Sporting Kansas City have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.67 goals for each fixture. Opposition teams have got 10 of this grand total.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 21/08/2021 tells us that Minnesota United have won 1 of them & Sporting Kansas City 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 from Loons and 13 belonging to SKC. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was MLS match day 17 on 14/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Minnesota United.
On that occasion, Sporting Kansas City managed 56% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Dany Rosero (9'), Dániel Sallói (22') and Gadi Kinda (84').
Minnesota United had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Alex Chilowicz.
Team News: Minnesota United
Ryen Jiba (Unknown Injury), Robin Lod (Torn Meniscus) and Kervin Arriaga (Torn Meniscus) won’t be able to feature for Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath.
It’s our opinion that Loons may well employ a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one featuring Dayne St. Clair, D.J. Taylor, Michael Boxall, Bakaye Dibassy, Ethan Bristow, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Franco Fragapane, Emanuel Reynoso, Jan Gregus, Hassani Dotson and Teemu Pukki.
Team News: Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Graham Zusi (Muscle Injury) and Kortne Ford (Achilles tendon surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that SKC appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation using Tim Melia, Jacob Davis, Daniel Rosero, Andreu Fontas, Logan Ndenbe, Remi Walter, Nemanja Radoja, Erik Thommy, Johnny Russell, Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi.
When taking all factors into account, Sporting Kansas City are dangerous enough to score against this Minnesota United side, although it might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Minnesota United at full-time. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Field (19,400)
Captain: Wil Trapp
Chairman: Bill McGuire
Manager: Adrian Heath
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)