Minnesota United vs. Sporting KC Prediction and Picks
When: Sunday, October 31, 1 pm ET
Where: Allianz Field, Minnesota
There will be plenty on the line for both Minnesota United and Sporting KC as the two teams meet at Allianz Field this Sunday. The former will be hoping for some much-needed points to boost their chances of making the playoffs while the latter have their sights set on the Western Conference title after a recent good run of form.
Sporting KC has one of the best away records in the West and so will be confident of leaving St Paul with all three points. Here are some tips and information for the Major League Soccer between Minnesota United and Sporting KC on Sunday, October 31.
Minnesota United vs. Sporting KC Prediction
Victories over the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy have sent Sporting KC to the top of the Western Conference, with the end of the regular season now in sight. However, the Sounders are still hot on the tail of Peter Vermes’ side, and so there can be no let-up in the momentum they have built in recent weeks.
The omens are good for Sporting KC, who have been winning at both half-time and full time of six of their last eight league matches. What’s more, there have been over 2.5 total goals scored in each of their previous four away matches in MLS. This is a team that has timed its run perfectly with four wins in their last five outings.
On the flip side, Minnesota United come into this game on the back of a disappointing loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. This result saw Adrian Heath’s team drop out of the top seven places in the Western Conference, with their place in the post-season now at serious risk. However, a win on Sunday could pull them back up into the playoff spots.
Minnesota United will need to find a way to stop Johnny Russell. The Scotland international has scored an incredible 10 goals in his last eight appearances for Sporting KC and has been key to his team’s recent rise. However, the Loons have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches, so Russel’s form could be a problem for them.