Minnesota United vs. Sporting Kansas City - 7/12/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United
MLS Soccer: Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Minn +156 / KC +135 / Draw +242 -- Over/Under: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United meet Sunday night in the MLS is Back Tournament soccer action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Sporting Kansas City was arguably the most dominant team through two games as they beat the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Houston Dynamo by a combined score of 7-1. Sporting Kansas City has five different players with at least one goal scored and seven different players with at least one shot on goal. It was a highly impressive start to the season for Sporting Kansas City and they have now scored at least two goals in five of its last seven regular season MLS matches. Alan Pulido leads Sporting Kansas City with two goals, Gerso Fernandes has one assist and Gadi Kinda has three shots on goal. Defensively, Tim Melia allowed one goal on six shots faced.
Minnesota United was also off to a strong start with a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers and a 5-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. If you include the preseason, Minnesota United has scored at least three goals in three of its last four matches overall. Minnesota United has three different players with two goals scored and seven different players with at least one shot on goal. Kevin Molino leads Minnesota United with two goals, Jan Gregus has two assists and Luis Amarilla has three shots on goal. Defensively, Tyler Miller allowed three goals on nine shots faced.
Sporting Kansas City has produced a 3-1-1 record in the last five meetings against Minnesota United. However, Minnesota United won the last meeting back in September, 2-1. Four of the last five meetings have produced at least two goals.
It was obviously a small sample size for both teams, but there's no denying these were two of the more exciting teams in the league with an aggressive and playmaking offense. Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United scored a combined 15 goals in four games. Maybe the time off takes these teams out of their rhythm or maybe they come back to earth a bit, but you have to like the chances of this being an offensive explosion. There's also been some high scores when these teams have met in the past. Let's hope for some fireworks.
Give me the over three goals.