MLS Betting Tips

Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Crew betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

SKC are unbeaten in four meetings with Columbus, winning two, including 1 -0 victory when they last visited Ohio three years ago. The Crew are winless in five visits to Kansas, last leaving victorious a decade ago. 

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Draw and both teams to score is 7/2.

Dániel Sallói is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 6/4 to score anytime.

Lucas Zelarayán is 6/1 to score first and 21/10 to net in 90 minutes.

Match preview

After a frankly embarrassing U.S. Open Cup defeat on Tuesday night, can Columbus Crew bounce back?

On Tuesday night, the Crew were in Michigan to take on USL Championship side Detroit City FC, obviously as firm favourites to advance.

Despite taking a seventh minute lead through Gyasi Zardes, they were beaten 2-1, thereby losing to lower-league opposition for the first time in over a decade.

Back in MLS, things aren't going well for Caleb Porter's men either.

Last weekend, Columbus were beaten 2-0 by Orlando City at Field.

This means the Crew have lost three on the bounce, failing to score in all three, last netting with Darlington Nagbe's stoppage time equaliser against RBNY.

So, the Crew are currently just below the Eastern Conference play-off line, desperately trying to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat.

Sporting Kansas City meanwhile have finished as the best in the west in both 2018 and 2020, but are also enduring a sticky period.

Last weekend, SKC took the lead at Banc of Califronia Stadium, Johnny Russell provoking an own goal, before they were eventually beaten 3-1 by LAFC.

So, Peter Vermes' side have lost three in a row and six of eight MLS matches so far this season.

Thankfully for the Wizards, they enter the U.S. Open Cup in the next round, so avoided the same potential upset that bestowed their visitors.

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