Sporting Kansas City is favored over Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup and it is not hard to see why since they are playing on their home pitch. Both coaches have gone to young players in the playoff run, but will they continue to do so with the MLS Cup at stake?
Midweek Bet365 has Sporting Kansas City at +100 with Real Salt Lake at +250 and a drawl line at +225.
Kansas City’s offense has been much better at home this season where they have scored 11 more goals than they have on the road (29-18). On the other side of the coin Real scored the most away goals this season (26).
The Kansas City defense will have their hands full with the likes of Alvaro Saborío, Javier Morales and Joao Plata Cotera.
Salt Lake will really have to worry about Graham Zusi, as he is a master at setting up goals, especially for teammate Claudio Bieler.
Possession is key in any game and it is one of the strengths of both teams. Real led the league in percentage possession with KC a close second. However, in the playoffs Real’s possession dipped below 49% and that is a concern heading into this Cup finale.
The back line of each team is solid and Real has three clean sheets in their last four matches. Look for a close match in this one with two solid defenses and two offenses that like to attack right when they get the ball.