Columbus Crew SC vs. Sporting Kansas City
|Date & Time||Sunday May 27, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: KC -115 / Columbus +336 / Draw +263 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Sporting Kansas City and Columbus Crew SC meet Sunday in MLS soccer action at the Children's Mercy Park.
Sporting Kansas City enters this match with an overall record of 7-2-3, a 4-1-1 record at home and a 3-1-2 record on the road. Sporting Kansas City is starting to run away with the Western Conference, as this club has earned points in 10 of its last 11 matches and is lighting teams up at home this season. Sporting Kansas City is outscoring teams by 1.1 goals at home and has pitched three shutouts in three of its six matches. Just a balanced offensive attack combined with one of the better defenses in the conference, Sporting Kansas City has proven its a high quality team that’s eager for a breakthrough season for the first time since winning the MLS in 2013. Sporting Kansas City has won four of its last five home matches. Johnny Russell leads Kansas City with five goals, Roger Espinoza has five assists and Daniel Salloi has 34 shots.
Columbus Crew SC enters this match with an overall record of 7-3-3, a 5-1-1 record at home and a 2-2-2 record on the road. Columbus Crew SC head into this match on a three-game winning streak and have earned points in each of their last six matches. Columbus Crew SC are currently the best defensive team in the league, allowing just 10 goals in 13 matches, and they haven’t allowed a single goal since their April 18 meeting against the San Jose Earthquakes. The defensive pressure of Columbus has been no joke and Zack Steffen is saving an impressive 72.2 percent of shot attempts. On the road, Columbus has four shutouts and allowed just one goal each in their other two tries. Gyasi Zardes leads Columbus with eight goals, Federico Higuain has five assists and Harrison Afful has 27 shots.
Sporting Kansas City has won three of the last five matches against Columbus Crew SC, and the last meeting in September was a 1-1 draw. Each of the last five matches between these clubs have produced at least two goals.
This is going to be a fun match to watch between two of the better teams in the league that are quite stingy defensively. In fact, these clubs have allowed a combined 23 goals in 25 matches this season, making for an average of 0.92 goals per game. You kind of have to play the trends here and take the under.