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Sporting Kansas City are set to play against Minnesota United in Sunday’s big MLS fixture.
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Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 MLS triumph versus D.C. United.
In that game, Sporting Kansas City managed 59% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Sporting Kansas City, goals were scored by Khiry Shelton (34'), Robert Voloder (70') and Dániel Sallói (87'). At the other end, D.C. United had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Peter Vermes's Sporting Kansas City have scored 12 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 7.
Last time out, Minnesota United drew 1-1 in the MLS match with Los Angeles FC.
In that game, Minnesota United had 46% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Minnesota United was Brent Kallman (45'). At the other end, Los Angeles FC had 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Carlos Vela (64') scored for Los Angeles FC.
Looking at their form, and Minnesota United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Minnesota United just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 14/09/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Sporting Kansas City winning 2 of those games, Minnesota United 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 of them for SKC and 6 for Loons. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was MLS match day 28 on 14/07/2022 when the final score was Minnesota United 1-1 Sporting Kansas City.
That time, Minnesota United had 53% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, Sporting Kansas City had 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. John Pulskamp (43' Own goal) and Johnny Russell (63') scored.
The referee was Guido Gonzalez.
Team News: Sporting Kansas City
Gadi Kinda (Knee Surgery), Tim Melia (Muscle Injury) and Alan Pulido (Knee Surgery) are not available for Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes.
Team News: Minnesota United
Minnesota United boss Adrian Heath has not got a full squad to pick from. Hassani Dotson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Bakaye Dibassy (Thigh muscle rupture), Romain Métanire (Hamstring Injury), Patrick Weah (Knee Injury), Jacori Hayes (Fractured Leg) and Robin Lod (Calf Strain) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In this game, Minnesota United will need to be at their best to be getting goals against a Sporting Kansas City lineup who appear set to create many chances to win well.
We are predicting a commanding 3-0 win for Sporting Kansas City by the conclusion of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Sporting Kansas City
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park (18,467)
Captain: Johnny Russell
Chairman: Jake Reid
Manager: Peter Vermes
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)