Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders prediction and betting tips (September 26)
Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders are first and second in the group table by a margin of one point. A win for either side puts them top of the Western Conference table.
Johnny Russell was brilliant with a goal for Sporting KC in last game
Johnny Russell was brilliant with a goal for Sporting KC in last game

Sporting KC take on the Seattle Sounders in their next MLS match. Both teams are first and second place in the Western Conference table.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 27 September 2021. The game time by GMT is 11:00 p.m. The match venue is Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City.

Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. After that, Betting tips and match predictions for the Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (September 26) game are analyzed.

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (September 26) latest betting odds

Sporting KC to win is valued at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional). A draw is valued at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Seattle Sounders to win is valued at 4.00 (+300; 3/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Sporting KC — 51%, draw — 25%, Seattle Sounders — 24%.

Latest betting odds on Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (26 September 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.77 (-130; 10/13)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Sporting KC — 1.87 (-115; 20/23)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Seattle Sounders — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (September 26) match preview and statistics

Sporting KC are first in the eastern conference table with 46 points. They have won their last two matches.

The Wizards put four past Minnesota United in the last game. Khiry Shelton scored a header from the centre of the goal to the bottom right corner in the 14th minute of the game, assisted by Luis Martins. Daniel Salloi doubled the lead in the 36th minute of the second half with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal, from a cross by Johnny Russell.

They were awarded a penalty in the 44th minute just before halftime. Johnny Russell converted the penalty and placed it to the bottom right corner. In the 51st minute, Cameron Duke made it 4-0 from a right footed shot to the centre of the goal, following a cross by Johnny Russel.

Peter Vermes’ team had a great match. Top stats from the game, 64% possession, 90% pass accuracy, 12 shots, 10 chances and a 2.22 xG. They had eight shots on target, created five big chances and completed more passes (610) than Minnesota (300).

Sporting KC team news: Alan Pulido, Felipe Hernandez and Jaylin Lindsey are sidelined due to injuries.

The Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 in their last league match and lost 2-3 to Leon in the League Cup knockouts, making it two back-to-back losses.

Cristian Roldan and Nicolas Benezet scored the two goals in the loss. The Sounders were knocked out of the League Cup. In the last league, Damir Kreilach scored the winning goal for Salt Lake in the 48th minute with a header from a cross by Aaron Herrera.

The Sounders have 56% possession, nine shots, six chances and a 0.40 xG. Only two shots went on target, five were off target and zero big chances were created.

They have three wins and two losses in their last five league matches. The Seattle Sounders want to get back to winning ways in this game.

Seattle Sounders team news: Jordan Morris, Jordy Delem and Nicolas Lodeiro are ruled out for the game.

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders H2H

Sporting KC have won three consecutive matches against the Seattle Sounders. They beat the Sounders 3-1 in the last meeting.

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (September 26) key players and lineups

Sporting KC projected lineup:

  • Timothy Melia
  • Graham Zusi
  • Illie Sachez
  • Andreu Fontas
  • Luis Martins
  • Cameron Duke
  • Roger Espinoza
  • Jose Mauri
  • Johnny Russell
  • Daniel Salloi
  • Khiry Shelton

Johnny Russell dropped a brilliant performance in the last game and had a high rating of 9.1. He provided two assists and scored a goal in the last match. Looking forward to another top performance from Russell.

Seattle Sounders projected starting lineup:

  • Stefan Frei
  • Abdoulaye Cissoko
  • Xavier Arreaga
  • Nouhou Tolo
  • Alex Roldan
  • Danny Leyva
  • Joshua Atencio
  • Brad Smith
  • Cristian Roldan
  • Nicolas Benezet
  • Raul Ruidiaz

The key player to watch out for is Nicolas Benezet. He was the most fouled player (5 times) and won the most duels (9) in the last match.

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders (September 26) betting tips and prediction

Sporting KC are in better form than the Seattle Sounders ahead of this match. They’ve won their last two matches, while the Sounders have lost two back-to-back games. The Wizards have the home advantage and have won their last three games against the Sounders. This should be a comfortable win for the home team.

Betting prediction: Sporting KC to win

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.77 (-130 American; 10/13 Fractional)

Sporting KC — Seattle Sounders
Sporting KC to win
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