FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/17/16
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas
MLS Soccer: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Stadium)
The Line: Dallas -132 / Sporting Kansas City +330 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS1, TSN, MLS LIVE
FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City clash early Sunday night at the Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas looks to keep its lead in the Western Conference after a 4-1-2 start to the season. FC Dallas has turned to a high power offense that’s scored 13 goals overall and five goals in its last two matches. FC Dallas has five players with at least 10 shot attempts and five different players who have found the back of the net at least once. FC Dallas is going to be tough to beat if it can continue to put pressure on opposing defenses. Tesho Akindele leads Dallas with three goals, Mauro Diaz has four assists and Maximiliano Urruti has 23 shots. Defensively, Chris Seitz has come away with 11 saves on 16 shots faced. FC Dallas have earned points in nine straight regular season home games.
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Sporting Kansas City is right behind Dallas in the standings with a 4-2 record and two victories on the road already. Sporting Kansas City is relying on a defense that’s allowing less than one goal per match and has pitched three shutouts. Sporting Kansas City has now allowed two or less goals in 13 straight regular season matches. Offensively, Dom Dwyer leads Kansas City with four goals, Saad Abdul-Salaam has two assists and Connor Hallisey has nine shots. Defensively, Tim Melia has come away with 25 saves on 30 shots faced. Sporting Kansas City have won three of their last four regular season road games.
Sporting Kansas City has beaten FC Dallas in the last two meetings and is 2-1-2 in the last five meetings overall. FC Dallas’ only victory over Sporting Kansas City during that span was in March of last year. Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs has produced four goals.
When these two teams meet, there’s usually a ton of fireworks and that should be the case again with the way FC Dallas gets tons of shots off. I’m siding with the over in this match.