Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City Free Pick and Betting Lines. The Real Salt Lake plays host to the Sporting Kansas City tonight June 21, 2015, in MLS action on the grass of Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kick-off is scheduled for 10PM EST.
Match Odds: Real Salt Lake +160 / Sporting Kansas City +163 / Draw +230
Over/Under: 2.5 goals
Last Match: Real Salt Lake beat Seattle (2) 2-1 in the US Open Cup and Sporting KC also played a US Open Cup match beating St. Louis 1-0.
Real Salt Lake Last 5 Matches
June 17th Real Salt Lake 2 Seattle (2) 1 – US Open Cup
June 77th Real Salt Lake 0 Colorado Rapids 0 – MLS
May 31st Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Real Salt Lake 1 – MLS
May 28th Los Angeles Galaxy 1 Real Salt Lake 0 – MLS
May 24th Real Salt Lake 2 New York City 0 – MLS
Sporting Kansas City Last 5 Matches
June 17th Kansas City 1 Saint Louis 0 – US Open Cup
June 7th Sporting Kansas City 1 Seattle Sounders 0 – MLS
May 30th Sporting Kansas City 4 FC Dallas 0 – MLS
May 24th Seattle Sounders 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 – MLS
May 21st Sporting Kansas City 4 New England Revolution 2 – MLS
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Kansas vs Salt Lake City Match Preview
Even though both of these teams are coming off wins in the US Open Cup competition each is heading in a different direction. Sporting KC is unbeaten in their last 5 matches and Real Salt Lake is winless in their last 3 MLS matches with losses in 2 of their last 3.
Sporting KC sits in the 3rd spot in the Western Conference 5 points back of Seattle with Real Salt Lake in 9th place 11 points back.
The last 3 matches between these 2 clubs have ended in draws, including this season at Kansas City, and in the last 2 matches the score was 0-0.
KC is riding high, as they are not only unbeaten in their last 4 matches, but in their last MLS match they beat Western Conference leader Seattle. Their defense has been superb as of late, which may be an understatement, as they have 4 straight clean sheets. On top of that while their offense has only scored 1 goal in each of their last 2 games they are tied with the New England Revolution for the 2nd most goals in the MLS.
Real’s offense has been the big issue for the squad this season, as they have scored the 2nd fewest goals in MLS play. Yeah, they did score 2 in their most recent US Open Cup match, but that was not facing a MLS team and previous to that match they had scored 1 goal in their last 3.
There is no lack of firepower up front for Sporting, as Krisztián Németh, Benny Feilhaber, and Dom Dwyer has combined for 20 goals this season, which is 7 more than Real has scored all season. Yeah, the Real defense has to play well in this match, but they have kept a clean sheet in their last 2 home MLS matches.
Álvaro Saborío, Javier Morales, and Luke Mulholland are the only players for Salt Lake that have scored multiple goals this season. These guys have to apply some pressure on the Sporting defense, but with their offensive struggles as of late pouncing on the counter-attack will be key for them.
Free Soccer Pick
Have to go with the hotter team here even on the road, as while Real will play a solid match on the defensive side of the pitch Sporting will win in a low scoring affair.
Take the Kansas City Sporting