Is the championship leader back on the road to success? Read our full betting tips and find out the answer.
Kansas City welcomes the recent surprisingly blundering leaders from Los Angeles. With 0: 1, the kickers from the sun-state had beaten the bottom of the table in the west, the Colorado Rapids. For the so far very sovereign table top it was only the second away defeat. Even a guest appearance without own goal success there was once before. The defeat was quite unfortunate, as LA controlled the game, but this time put an unfamiliar completion weakness on the day. Even top scorer Carlos Vela was a hit, after seven previous competitive games with a goal, failed.
Kansas City vs Los Angeles Football Betting Tips for Today
Kansas City should not have liked the victory of the Rapids either, as they have now taken over the Red Lantern in the West. The Elf from Missouri can not yet build on the very good preseason, as the regular season ended as the best team in the West and Sporting reached the Conference final. For the match between Kansas City and Los Angeles, the prediction aims to score at least two goals. Kansas’ home games are on average the top scoring in all of Major League Soccer with over four goals, and LAFC have the best offensive away from any franchise. In addition, the hosts compete with reduced replacement. After the bankruptcy at the Rapids is expected a night on the back of the table first. The Kansas City v Los Angeles tip is tied to a five-unit bet.
After the sporting path last year led to the final of the Western Conference, where Kansas had to give the later runner-up Portland Timbers beaten, it runs in this season much less successful. The club, formerly owned by Lamar Hunt, founder of the MLS and namesake of the national cup competition, is bottom of the table in the West and above all has a problem on the defensive. Only the immediate neighbor in the table cellar from Colorado conceded yet more goals than the blue-white.
The departure of central defender Ike Opara from Nigeria to league rivals Minnesota United has obviously affected the statics of the defensive alliance. Coach Peter Vermes, a real veteran who has been filling the job for almost a decade, is also currently plagued by some injury concerns. For example, the team around captain Matt Besler is missing several players such as Roger Espinoza and Rodney Wallace in midfield. Also the storm recorded with the American Erik Hurtado and the defense with his compatriot Jaylin Lindsey health-related failures. In the offensive, the responsibility in these weeks again lies mainly on the shoulders of Kristian Nemeth from Hungary. The striker came from league rivals New England Revolution last season and scores seven goals, which is the combined best with Chile’s Felipe Gutierrez in the internal scoring. The latter 28-year-old is a national player of his country, but Kansas did not have to turn him off for the parallel Copa América, so Gutierrez is available for the squad.
Expected lineup of Kansas City:
➱ Melia – Barath – Besler – Sinovic – Zusi – Gutierrez – Sanchez – Feilhaber – Salloi – Nemeth – Fernando
Last matches of Kansas City:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Real Salt Lake Vs. Kansas City 2: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Columbus Crew Vs. Kansas City 0: 1 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – Minnesota Vs. Kansas City 4: 1 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Toronto vs. Kansas City 2: 2 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – Houston Dynamo Vs. Kansas City 1: 1 (Major League Soccer)
Los Angeles – Statistics & Current Form
Despite numerous chances and more play shares wanted the ball in the past Saturday night in the guest performance in Colorado not in the net. Los Angeles lost the away game 1-0. An experience that the sovereign championship leader had to do once before this season. With six points ahead and a game less than pursuers and city rivals Galaxy LA is still clearly on the table top.
In the normal case, the offensive is the most reliable and this also in the foreign. In the maiden season last year, Los Angeles set the best away storm in the Western Conference, averaging more than two goals per guest appearance.
“I think we believe in the way we work and in our football.” – A still confident coach Bob Bradley via Twitter
At that time, however, the defense was still significantly holey with also good conceded two goals per game – third worst value in the West. This shortcoming was well put off, because now is the LAFC in this rating together with DC United in the East just as the Primus in Major League Soccer: Less than one goal, the troop collected on average per away game.
The attack is especially the Carlos Vela in a top condition. The Mexican was already in the past season with 14 goals and 13 assists the most dangerous player in the ranks of Los Angeles FC. He currently has an impressive 16 goals and ten assists – both record highs in the MLS. In addition to Vela, Norway’s Adama Diomande, the second-best scorer of the previous year, is back in good humor. The 29-year-old played in the course of his career, including in the Premier League at Hull City and scored in two of the last three competitive matches a goal. In Kansas City against Los Angeles, the odds of a draw-no-bet for the guest team due to the much better offensive and in view of the season so far, are also interesting. Guts has betting odds of 1.69.
Expected lineup of Los Angeles:
➱ Fink – Beitashour – Blackmon – Segura – Harvey – Perez – Blessing – Nguyen – Vela – Diomande – Rossi
Last Games from Los Angeles:
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Colorado vs. Los Angeles 1: 0 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 21.06.2019 – Los Angeles Vs. San Jose Earthquakes 3: 1 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 12.06.2019 – Real Salt Lake Vs. Los Angeles 0: 3 (US Open Cup)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – Portland Timbers Vs. Los Angeles 2: 3 (Major League Soccer)
⚽️ 25.05.2019 – Los Angeles Vs. Montreal Impact 4: 2 (Major League Soccer)
Kansas City vs Los Angeles Direct Comparison
The last duel took place almost exactly three months ago. Here Los Angeles won by a goal from the striker Adama Diomande in the fourth minute of stoppage time just 2: 1. In the only home game of the two-time champions Los Angeles had beaten 1: 2 in 2018. Previously, there was still a 2-0 away win of the midfielder kickers, the LA so the only home defeat inflicted in the past season. In the upcoming match at Children’s Mercy Park, the third-smallest stadium of the MLS with a capacity of almost 18,500 spectators, the Kansas City against Los Angeles odds of the guest elite to a slight role of favorites.
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Although it was a surprise defeat at the bottom of the table from Colorado on the final day, Los Angeles coach Bob Bradley is satisfied with the season so far. LA was the game-determining team in the Rapids, but the team, which has been strong again since a coaching change, was narrowing his nose at the end. We assume that this was just a slip-up and the LAFC retrieves its marksmanship in Kansas.
Key Facts – Kansas City vs Los Angeles tips
♦️ Kansas celebrated the biggest win of the MLS season so far with a 7-1 win over Montreal Impact
♦️ The league leaders conceded his second away game of the season at Colorado Rapids
♦️ Kansas is struggling with injury concerns in various parts of the team
The hosts also have a very holey defense and are currently much weaker than last year on the road, as they still had the best balance in the west after the regular season. In addition, the four-time cup winner is currently decimated personnel, as the injury pitch has hit hard in the blue-white. At Kansas City against Los Angeles, the tip includes at least two goals from the offensive guests.
Betting Tips: Los Angeles over 1.5 goals