Sporting KC vs Actual Salt Lake Odds & Prediction
Actual Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera, left, features management of the ball from Sporting Kansas Metropolis ahead Daniel Salloi through the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Kansas Metropolis, Kan. (AP Photograph/Nick Tre. Smith)
- Third-seeded Sporting KC are the best Western seed remaining after elimination of Colorado, Seattle
- Seventh-seeded Actual Salt Lake now stand between them and Western Convention ultimate
- Learn on for Sporting KC vs RSL odds, a full preview, and one of the best guess for Sunday’s MLS playoff assembly
In a postseason of twists and upsets, Actual Salt Lake, who solely snuck into the postseason with one of many final kicks of the common season – towards Sporting KC no much less – made much more historical past within the opening spherical. In an MLS Cup playoff first, RSL grew to become the primary group to advance with out taking a shot, eliminating the two-time champion Seattle Sounders on penalty kicks.
In fact, that makes RSL an enormous +500 underdog for his or her Western Convention semifinal conflict with Sporting KC on Sunday, November 28, at 3 p.m. EST. After seeing off the Vancouver Whitecaps within the first spherical, third-seeded KC is now the best ranked group within the West, after the shock exit of Colorado to Portland, which now awaits the winner of this match within the convention ultimate.
Sporting KC vs Actual Salt Lake Odds
|Sporting KC vs Actual Salt Lake||SKC -1.5 (+135) | RSL +1.5 (-155)||SKC -195 | RSL +500 | DRAW +360||Ov 2.5 (-155) | Un 2.5 (+125)|
Odds as of November twenty seventh at DraftKings.
House Candy House?
Sporting KC could technically be the house group on Sunday, however RSL has felt proper at house at Kids’s Mercy Park ever because it’s misplaced within the 2013 MLS Cup there in a dramatic shootout towards KC.
Since that match, Salt Lake has gone 4-1-3 on the venue, capped most lately by that epic 1-0 victory on Determination Day on November seventh, when Damir Kreilach scored the one aim within the ninety fifth minute to ship RSL to the playoffs. The one RSL loss at KC since that MLS Cup loss was in 2017, when Sporting ran out a cushty 3-0 victor.
Each house and away, Actual Salt Lake additionally maintain the historic edge over the Sporting KC too. In 34 all-time head-to-head contests, RSL has gained 15, dropping 11 and drawing eight. The group has gained each contests this season as nicely, successful 3-1 at house along with the latest 1-0 victory.
— Main League Soccer (@MLS) November 27, 2021
Nonetheless, in relation to playoff contests, there’s no contest. Along with edging RSL within the 2013 MLS Cup title match, KC additionally emerged triumphant from a two-legged tie within the 2018 Western Convention playoffs, incomes a 1-1 draw within the first leg in Salt Lake earlier than advancing behind a 4-2 house win for a 5-3 combination victory.
Sporting Scoring For Enjoyable
If there’s one attribute that Sporting’s 2021 season is constructed on it’s the group’s potent offense. KC scored 58 targets within the common season, second behind solely New England’s 65. Behind the scoring prowess of Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell, who mixed for 31 targets, along with 16 assists.
The dynamic duo, again at it once more!
Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell begin on the wings this afternoon.
— Sporting Matchday (@SKCmatchday) November 20, 2021
That prolific offense actually powered Sporting’s capacity to win video games this yr. Following the group’s 3-1 playoff-opening win over Vancouver, KC is now 18-0 this season when it scores a number of occasions in a recreation. As well as, the group is 12-0-1 when main at halftime.
Sporting KC vs Actual Salt Lake 2021 Stats
|17-10-7||2021 MLS Document||14-14-6|
|40||Objectives In opposition to||54|
|49.2||Anticipated Objectives In opposition to||48.8|
|WLLLW||Kind This Season||WLLWW|
Up towards Sporting’s deadly assault, RSL will probably be completely happy to let its protection paved the way, simply because it did towards Seattle within the final spherical. Salt Lake coach Pablo Mastroeni will probably be content material to let his gamers frustrate the opposition, significantly given they haven’t conceded a aim of their previous 255 minutes.
Actual Salt Lake beating Seattle Sounders on penalties with out taking a single shot for 120 minutes is what soccer is all about 😅 pic.twitter.com/sML4LZsWCb
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 24, 2021
Nonetheless, their protection just isn’t precisely world class, having conceded 54 targets this season, tied for fourth-most within the league, along with conceding 13 targets within the final quarter-hour of video games, tied for the second-most in MLS.
Nevertheless it’s been ok to maintain RSL in video games, with the group dropping 11 one-goal video games, and given the depth of the playoffs, one-goal video games are very a lot en vogue.
Finest guess: Sporting KC -1.5 (+135)
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