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Sporting Kansas City vs Austin prediction, odds and top betting tips (10/05/2021)

New kids on the block Austin have started their first MLS campaign quite well with two wins out of three, and will hope to carry on that form away to Sporting Kansas who have had an inconsistent start so far.

Sporting Kansas City vs Austin free betting tips for the game

Here are our top free tips for the MLS game between Sporting Kansas City and Austin:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Match Result: Draw

Austin are currently in good form away from home, having won all their points this season in such fixtures. Sporting Kansas, on the other hand, have struggled at home in recent games, with only 2 wins from their last five league home games. Whilst I don’t expect Austin to triumph due to their relative MLS inexperience, SKC’s poor form in the early stages of this season means the home team likely won’t win either.

Double Chance: Draw or Austin FC

Both teams have never faced each other so there is no historical precedent in which to use as a guide to how this fixture tends to go. However, Austin FC have picked up more points this season with 6 points from 3 games (all away from home) compared to Kansas’ 4. This is another away game for Austin so their form in those games should give the newcomers confidence to either take all the points or at least stifle their opposition.

Total Goals Over / Under: Under 3.5 Goals

The teams haven’t started the season in fantastic goalscoring form, with both KC and Austin having scored 1.33 goals per game this season. In terms of conceding, Austin have a better defence with only 1 goals conceded per game compared to Kansas who have conceded 1.67 goals per game. Both teams don’t score much yet don’t concede a lot as well, so the game is likely to not be a goal fest.

Sporting Kansas City vs Austin Preview and Team News

Sporting Kansas City 

Kansas are struggling with a few injuries coming into this game. 4 first team players are unavailable for the match; three are yet to play whilst centre-back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin is likely to miss out due to a hamstring issue. Isimat-Mirin started Kansas’ first 2 MLS games this season. KC are managed by formed USMNT defender Peter Vermes. Vermes has been at the helm for over 15 years, starting in 2009. He has led Sporting Kansas City to 4 major titles in the 21st century.

Austin

Three members of the first team are set to miss out on this tie, with left-back Ben Sweat the biggest absence for Austin as he’s out due to a knee injury. The American played over 1500 minutes last season, and had started the first 2 games of the current MLS season. This is Austin manager and former USMNT forward, Josh Wolff’s first season in charge of a senior team. Wolff was previously an assistant coach for the USMNT, Columbus Crew and D.C United.

Best Odds and Stats on Sporting Kansas City vs Austin

USA MLS
Sporting Kansas City
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Austin FC
June 12, 2021
HIGHEST ODDS ACROSS 6 BOOKMAKERS
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15/19 32/11 13/4
19/26 27/10 7/2
3/4 3/1 7/2
19/25 14/5 13/4

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Sporting Kansas City vs Austin

Team A vs Team B tips

Where is the match scheduled?

The Children’s Mercy Park is the location for the game, home to Sporting Kansas City. It has a capacity of 18,467 seats.

When does this match start?

The game begins at 11:30pm GMT on Sunday May 9 2021.

Which team is the favorite to win?

 Sporting Kansas City are the bookmakers’ favorites for this game with odds of 1/1.