Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 16.09.2019

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City - Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - 16.09.2019

A three-game winless run at home to Sporting Kansas City (D1, L2) is the least of L.A. Galaxy’s concerns, as the Californians stare down the barrel of a third consecutive season without play-off action after losing four of their last eight MLS home fixtures (W3, D1).
Their win-draw rate of 68.75% when classed as a favourite (W10, D1, L5), ranks amongst the worst in the league and Galaxy fans can point the finger at some sluggish starts. Their side have led at the break just twice in their last 12 league matches, although they do have an 80% success rate at home when in front at half-time (W4, L1).
Sporting KC are one of the division’s poorer travelling sides (W3, D4, L7), but with their three away victories coming inside their previous seven trips, signs of a recovery are emerging – even if they are on the brink of missing the play-offs for the first time since their rebranding in 2011.
The recent loss at Portland was the seventh occasion this league season in which Sporting KC have dropped points after opening the scoring (W9, D4, L3), which leaves them amongst the poorest in the MLS at converting the first goal into a victory.
Players to watch: Yellow cards in their last appearances mean that both Diego Polenta (LAG) and Felipe Gutiérrez (SKC) have been booked in five of their last nine league starts.
Stat attack: Nine of LA Galaxy’s last ten MLS fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals (six over 3.5), as have four of Sporting KC’s last five on the road.
Of the 47 goals conceded by LA Galaxy this MLS season, 22 (46.80%) have been recorded after the 60th minute, as have 19 of the 42 (45.24%) scored by Sporting KC.
Referee Ted Unkel’s 4.31 yellow cards awarded per game ranks amongst the highest in the league.
30.05.19MLSSporting Kansas CityLos Angeles Galaxy0 : 2
07.10.18MLSSporting Kansas CityLos Angeles Galaxy1 : 1
09.04.18MLSLos Angeles GalaxySporting Kansas City0 : 2
24.09.17MLSSporting Kansas CityLos Angeles Galaxy2 : 1
25.06.17MLSLos Angeles GalaxySporting Kansas City1 : 2

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City
Kick-off: September 16, 03:00
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40@BWIN