Last week game against Chicago Fire left a bittersweet in their mouth, as Sporting Kansas City celebrated the grand opening of their brand new stadium Livestrong Sporting Park but left devastated as goalie Jimmy Nielsen was shown red and is now suspended, the game ending with a draw.
FC Dallas firmly sit in the second spot of West Conference and go into this clash as strong favourites, following club’s nine-game unbeaten streak. After last week’s minimum home win against Los Angeles Galaxy, Schellas Hyndman hope to extend winning run, though aware of the threat luring on the opposite side.
However, there’s a clear difference when we compare two team’s play thusfar. Accordingly, Sporting Kansas City, who currently sit at the bottom in the Eastern Conference and with 1 away win, 3 draws and 6 defeats look set for eleventh winless game in a row. Meanwhile, Hoops, with 5 home wins, 2 draws and a single loss, a record putting them on tops of the home table, remain strong favourites, if you ask me.
Both teams are ready to fade-off for the first time this season. Last year, they clashed forces twice, with Texan team winning on both occasions. However, Dallas hasn’t been able to win Sportin over twice in a row since the year 2000, but do you think they can regain the momentum against the Wiz?
Looking at the overall head-to-head matches between the two, with Dallas winning 14 , drawing 9, while Kansas City managed to win 13, you can easily get confused, either way my tip goes to the home team.
Furthermore, Dallas managed to net 59 goals against Sporting, thus 1.64 goals per match, while the opponents netted 51, hardly ever scoring more than two goals against Hoops on the road. This season, through 10 games they’ve scored 12 and conceded 19 away goals, while the other side, in 8 home games, scored 10 and conceded 4 goals only. My tip is 1-0.