Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United Match Analysis and Prediction

Major League Soccer will see Sporting Kansas City square off Minnesota United this weekend at Children’s Mercy Park in the 32nd round of the competition. Kickoffs on September 18 at 03:30 EAT.

The hosts have been struggling in the Western Conference all through the season; they are currently placed 11th with 34 points in the table. In their campaign this season, they have picked up nine wins against 15 loses and seven draws. Coming into this game, Sporting Kansas City has been in a great form having lost only one of their last six matches (LWWDDW).

Sporting Kansas City will want another win following 3-0 MLS success over D.C. United in their previous encounter. In that match, Sporting Kansas City had 59% possession, 17 shots with five of them on target and goals scored by Khiry Shelton (34′), Robert Voloder (70′) and Dániel Sallói (87′). D.C. United got seven shots with two of them on target.

 Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United Match Analysis and Prediction

Meanwhile, Minnesota have secured a place inside the playoffs spots, currently fifth with 45 points after the 31 matches they have played. In their campaign so far, the Loons have picked up 13 wins against 12 loses and six draws. Coming into this game, Minnesota won three and lost three of their last six matches (WWLLLW).

Minnesota United held each other to 1-1 MLS stalemate with Los Angeles FC in their most recent game. In that match, Minnesota United had 46% possession, 12 shots with two of them on target and a goal scored by Brent Kallman (45′). Los Angeles FC got 10 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Carlos Vela (64′).

Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United head to head

Kansas City holds a slight upper hand in the head to head history of this match having won 10 times from the 20 encounters since 2014; Minnesota won six times while four matches ended in draws.

  • Minnesota 1-1 Kansas City 14/07/22
  • Minnesota 2-1 Kansas City 31/10/21
  • Kansas City 4-0 Minnesota 16/09/21
  • Minnesota 0-0 Kansas City 21/08/21
  • Kansas City 0-3 Minnesota 04/12/20

Home

  • Kansas City 3-0 DC United
  • Houston 0-0 Kansas City
  • LA Galaxy 2-2 Kansas City
  • Kansas City 1-0 San Jose
  • Kansas City 4-1 Portland

Away

  • Minnesota 1-1 Los Angeles
  • Portland 1-0 Minnesota
  • Minnesota 0-3 Dallas
  • Salt Lake 3-0 Minnesota
  • Minnesota 2-1 Houston

Sporting Kansas City team news

Manager Peter Vermes will be unable to call upon Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda who are recovering from injuries.

Minnesota United team news

As for the visitors, Jacori Hayes, Romain Métanire, Hassani Dotson, Bakaye Dibassy and Patrick Weah are out of contention through injuries for this game.

Prediction and odds

  • Minnesota United Win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both teams to score

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