Sporting Kansas City vs. Austin FC Match Analysis and Prediction

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to return to the winning ways this Sunday when they welcome Austin FC to Children’s Mercy Park in the 24th round of the Major League Soccer. Kickoffs at 03:30 EAT.

Although they still there are 11 games left to play in the MLS season, the hosts hopes of reaching the playoffs for a third consecutive season have all but ended.  Sporting Kansas City currently occupy the bottom most spot in the Western Conference Standings with 20 points to their name after 23 matches. Coming into this game, the club is winless in their last four games with four draws and two loses.

Sporting Kansas City will be aiming for better results following 0-0 Open Cup draw with Sacramento Republic in their last game. In that match, Sporting KC had 60% possession and 31 shots with eight of them on target. Sacramento Republic got 13 shots with two of them on target. Sacramento Republic won the match 5-4 after penalties.

Meanwhile, Austin is flying high this season, currently in second spot with 41 points, just four points separating them from Los Angeles FC at the top. The visitors will aim to find the net for the 13th consecutive MLS game, while they have failed to score in just one of their away games this season. However coming into this game, they haven’t won in their last two encounters.

Austin FC will want to bounce back after 3-4 MLS losing effort to New York Red Bulls in their previous fixture. In that game, Austin FC managed 78% possession, 14 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Sebastián Driussi (45′, 69′) and Ethan Finlay (81′). New York Red Bulls got 13 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Serge Ngoma (14′), Dru Yearwood (26′), Cameron Harper (51′) and Tom Barlow (65′).

Sporting Kansas City vs. Austin FC head to head

Each side claims one win while one other match played out a draw in the three head to head meetings between Sporting Kansas City and Austin FC.

  • Austin 3-1 Kansas City 04/11/21
  • Kansas City 1-1 Austin 12/06/21
  • Kansas City 2-1 Austin 10/05/21

Home

  • Sacramento Republic 5-4 Kansas City
  • Kansas City 0-2 Los Angeles
  • Salt Lake 3-0 Kansas City
  • Minnesota 1-1 Kansas City
  • Montreal 1-2 Kansas City

Away

  • Austin 3-4 New York
  • Dallas 1-1 Austin
  • Austin 3-1 Houston
  • Atlanta 0-3 Austin
  • Colorado 2-3 Austin

Sporting Kansas City team news

Gadi Kinda, Ozzie Cisneros and Alan Pulido will be unavailable for this game through injuries.

Austin FC team news

For the visitors, Hector Jimenez and Jhojan Valencia have been ruled out of this game through injuries.

Prediction and odds

Difference in quality of form between these two sides at the moment is much clear.

  • Austin FC Win
  • Draw
  • Goals over 2.5

 

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