Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City: MLS Betting Preview

Notice! Actual odds are subject to change and are correct as displayed only at the time of publishing: 5:43 PM 12.07.2019.

Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver have gone five Major League Soccer games since their last victory and you won’t find too many punters backing a comfortable win for the Whitecaps here. Having said that, Sporting KC have hardly covered themselves in glory this season and Vancouver sit just two points behind their opponents ahead of this weekend’s game.

At the time of writing, the Vancouver Whitecaps are priced at 2/1 with Betway and plenty of punters will be tempted by that price here. Despite their struggles in the Western Conference, the Canadian side have lost just one of their last seven Major League Soccer home matches and the BC Place Stadium crowd will be hoping for another positive result.

Meanwhile, Sporting KC have failed to inspire confidence on the road this year. With just one win in nine away games, the visitors have one of the worst road records in the MLS and fans will struggle to back Sporting KC this weekend. The 5/4 available with 888sport is too short given their poor form in recent months.

Sporting KC have won two of the previous three meetings between the two sides, with the only blemish on their record a 1-1 draw with 10 men. Vancouver have struggled to get to grips with Sporting KC in recent encounters but the Canadian side will be quietly confident of ending that run here.

Date: July 14, 2019

Whitecaps Are Different Beast On Home Turf

Vancouver have failed to inspire confidence for most of the 2019 Major League Soccer campaign but the Whitecaps do tend to save their best performances for BC Place Stadium. With that in mind, taking the 7/5 with Betfred for over 1.5 home goals is worth considering, especially taking Sporting KC’s defensive frailties into account.

The Whitecaps will be quick out of the blocks in this contest and Sporting KC could be under the cosh from the opening whistle. In an ideal world, the Canadian outfit will score an early goal and that could see the floodgates open. The 5/2 with Ladbrokes for Vancouver to lead at half-time represents excellent value given how this contest could pan out.

Sporting KC Need A Confidence-Boosting Road Win

Sporting Kansas CityThree points here will give Sporting KC a major lift as we enter the second half of the 2019 MLS season. With the Western Conference table showing Sporting KC clear of Vancouver with a game in hand, punters may be tempted to side with the visitors despite their issues away from Children’s Mercy Park.

Johnny Russell has scored seven goals so far this season and Sporting KC supporters will be expecting big things from the Scotland star this weekend. If Russell gets his name on the scoresheet, Sporting KC could end up nicking a result – it is hard to see this one being open with loads of goals. Coral are offering 17/10 for Russell to score in 90 minutes…

Score Prediction

A difficult match to predict. Sporting KC are above Vancouver in the Western Conference ladder but the Canadian outfit have been solid on home soil. The Whitecaps are available at a very appealing price of 2/1 and Canadian fans will have fingers and toes crossed for three points this weekend.

Looking at the correct score markets, Vancouver look well placed to edge it but Sporting KC are always capable of scoring. With that in mind, taking the 10/1 with William Hill for a 2-1 victory for the Whitecaps could be the way to go.

TIP: Vancouver Whitecaps to win (2/1 with Betway)

CORRECT SCORE: Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Sporting KC (10/1 with William Hill)