Major League Soccer: LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City
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LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City: Preview
Last weekend had it all in the LA Derby. With Galaxy’s new hero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, coming off the beach with his side 3-1 down, to bag a brace and help turn things around for a 4-3 victory.
While there was plenty of excitement across the globe for that game, the LA Galaxy faithful will be hoping for a calmer performance, with an improved defensive display.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 31, 2018
Sporting Kansas City come into this one having won 1-0 at home against DC. The Western Conference leaders will be looking to send out a message to the chasing pack with an away win here.
Peter Vermes saw his side lose in their season opener and they have responded well. Unbeaten in their last four (W3, D1) they look like they mean business.
Sporting KC have had good form against the Galaxy in the last six meetings between the two, winning three and drawing three. There has been plenty of action in those six games, with 15 goals scored – if that’s anything to go by it should be a good one.
⚽️ 10 pts (Top of Western Conference)
⚽️ 2 goal average (T-3rd in MLS)
⚽️ 10.8 shots inside the box (2nd in MLS)
⚽️ 13.2 chances created (2nd in MLS)
March was a pretty good month for us. Bring on April.
— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) April 2, 2018
LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City: Team News
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: Giovani dos Santos (hamstring), Jonathan dos Santos (hamstring) and Michael Ciani (groin).
🚑 Out: Romain Alessandrini (hamstring) and Bradford Jamieson IV (concussion).
Sporting Kansas City
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: Felipe Gutierrez (undisclosed).
🚑 Out: None.
LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City: Key Stats
LA Galaxy’s MLS form: W/L/D/W
Sporting Kansas City’s MLS form: L/W/W/D/W
Key stat: SKC have won just one of their last ten games on the road.
LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction
LA Galaxy 2-2 Sporting Kansas City – Score draw. There isn’t much to split the two ahead of this fixture. The Galaxy will be buoyed by their dramatic comeback last week and with players returning from injury, things are looking up. Sporting KC know this is going to be a tough visit – however, given their recent form against LA Galaxy and that they’re top of the pile in the West, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them come away with a share of the spoils.