Real Salt Lake VS FC Kansas City, go for guests

Posted Sat, 01 May 2021 09:51:55 GMT        

Match Time:5/2/2021 02:00 Sunday  (GMT+8)

USA Major League Soccer --  Real Salt Lake   VS   FC Kansas City

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TEAM NEWS

Real Salt Lake is listing a healthy squad.   

Sporting Kansas City lists Tim Melia and Brooks Thompson as injured.   

 

Real Salt Lake  

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: None

 

Sporting Kansas City     

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Tim Melia (chest), Brooks Thompson (lower body), Graham Zusi (foot), Ilie Sanchez (back spasms)

 

MATCH PREVIEW

MAIN PREDICTION: HANDICAP HAD AWAY WIN

 

Real Salt Lake opened their season with a mild upset by edging Minnesota Utd 2-1 away last weekend. Anderson Julio, who's loan from Liga MX side San Luis earned, man of the match honours by scoring both Real Salt Lake goals. He opened the scoring in the 31st minute then doubled the lead 10 minutes later. Goalkeeper David Ochoa lost his bid for a clean sheet when Minnesota Utd beat him in the 86th minute.

Sporting Kansas City had to settle for a 1-1 home draw with Orlando City last weekend to remain unbeaten early in 2021 with a win and draw. Gianluca Busio gave the home side the lead just before the half time whistle but Orlando City grabbed a point via a 79th-minute equalizer.

Sporting Kansas City was the second-best away side in the league in 2020 but this is Real Salt Lake's home-opener, so I'll be going with a draw. Going with Sporting Kansas City on the handicap market makes sense here.                    

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Sporting Kansas City won 2-0 in two league encounters with Real Salt Lake last season. Each team has two wins and two losses in the past four league encounters.