Sporting Kansas City go up against New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City on Monday, July 4. The match will start at 5:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Sporting Kansas City's form has been on a downward slope and are currently in the bottom three of the MLS 2022 points table. The hosts have lost their last two home games in this tournament and were beaten 3-0 by Seattle Sounders FC in their last away game.
New York Red Bulls have won three of their last five MLS games with all three wins coming at home. They have lost their last three away matches in MLS 2022. The Red Bulls are currently fourth on the points table in this tournament with 29 points. They recently won the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup 2022.
Sporting Kansas City are expected to field the same lineup whereas New York Red Bulls are expected to make changes to their lineup and go back to a three-man defensive formation.
Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Sporting Kansas City: 2.60, New York Red Bulls: 2.65, Draw: 3.45
Betwinner odds: Sporting Kansas City: 2.64, New York Red Bulls: 2.57, Draw: 3.44
Betway odds: Sporting Kansas City: 2.50, New York Red Bulls: 2.60, Draw: 3.40
10CRIC odds: Sporting Kansas City: 2.66, New York Red Bulls: 2.57, Draw: 3.38
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls head-to-head
Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls have gone head-to-head in 44 matches in all competition. The hosts have won 16 matches while the Red Bulls have won 15 along with 13 draws between the sides.
Sporting Kansas City have won three of the last five encounters in the MLS against New York Red Bulls. The hosts also won this fixture last season while the Red Bulls beat them in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in 2020.
Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls probable starting lineups
Sporting Kansas City: Timothy Melia (goalkeeper); Graham Zusi, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Andreu Fontas, Logan Ndenbe; Remi Walter; Johnny Russell (captain), Felipe Hernandez, Cameron Duke, Daniel Salloi; Khiry Shelton.
New York Red Bulls: Carlos Miguel (goalkeeper); Tom Edwards, Sean Nealis, Aaron Long (captain); Lewis Morgan, Frankie Amaya, Cristian Casseres Jr, John Tolkin; Omir Fernandez; Zach Ryan, Patryk Klimala.
Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch
Sporting Kansas City: Johnny Russell has been the best player for the hosts this season. In his fifth season at the club, the Scottish winger has made five goal contributions in the MLS.
New York Red Bulls: Lewis Morgan is the top pick in this encounter. The 25-year-old scored his eighth goal in MLS 2022 in the last game, extending his goal-scoring streak to three home games in a row. The attacking midfielder has also provided an assist this season.
Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer 2022 prediction
The two teams, Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls, have had a competitive head-to-head record in all competitions.
However, the Red Bulls have been in much better form this season and are likely to win this game. Sporting Kansas City’s form has wavered all season but they have the home advantage here and cannot be ruled out to win this game.