LAFC vs. Sporting Kansas City - 8/11/18 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sporting Kansas City at LAFC
Major League Soccer: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Banc of California Stadium)
The Line: LAFC +100 / Draw +250 / KC +275 -- Over/Under: 3.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN (Canada), UniMás 46, YouTube TV [LA region only], FOX Sports KC, FOX Sports Midwest Plus
We have some MLS action from the Banc of California Stadium, as LAFC plays host to Sporting Kansas City.
LAFC comes into this match looking to snap a four game winless drought following a 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls in their last outing. LAFC fell behind just six minutes before the half and were quick to equalize just 8 minutes after the break. We looked destined for the score draw before Daniel Royer secured the brace for the Red Bulls, giving the home side all three points at full time. LAFC out possessed the Red Bulls with 53% possession in the loss while being outshot 14-9 and 5-3 in terms of shots on target. Adama Diomande leads LAFC with 9 goals this season while Latif Blessing leads LAFC in assists with 6 assists this season.
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Sporting Kansas City comes into this match looking to build on their 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in their last outing. KC had an early advantage with Houston going down to 10 men just 14 minutes in. The match was a tense affair that was deadlocked at 0-0 until the 74th minute when Diego Rubio would give SKC the all important goal. Kansas City owned possession three to two to Houston’s, with 60% possession in the win, outshooting Houston 14-9 with each side having four shots on target. Johnny Russell and Daniel Salloi are tied for the Kansas City lead with 7 goals this season while Salloi leads KC with 6 assists this season.
This will be the first all-time meeting between these two teams.
Sporting Kansas City is slightly higher in the table, and are probably primed for a run after stopping their winless run. However, LAFC have yet to lose at home this season and have been solid at Banc of California Stadium. Kansas City have had struggled on the road this season, and I think LAFC can do enough to take all three points at home in this one.