Match Info and Score Prediction.
Competition: USA MLS.
Date: 25.09.2019, 8:00 p.m. ET.
Venue: Allianz Field (Minnesota).
Referee: Elfath I. (Usa).
Winless inside 90 minutes at Minnesota in any competition, Sporting Kansas City (Sporting KC) have rustled up just three half-time leads on the road all season, converting their five half-time deficits in away games into just one point from a possible 15. They’ll need to be particularly wary of Minnesota’s +7 goal difference (GD) at home after the 75th minute mark, but they lament a -7 GD in that same period on the road. Additionally, as of the beginning of this midweek round, a win for Sporting KC would be only their second of the season against top-half opposition.
The hosts are marching towards a maiden play-offs appearance after winning six of their last eight MLS fixtures at home. Their four goals conceded in those eight home matches is the equal-fewest of any team in the eight-game home form table, despite keeping just four clean sheets (and just two half-time leads) during the run. They will be further buoyed by the fact that the home side on the day remains unbeaten in all competitive H2H meetings to date. Historically, the first goal in this fixture has been an important one, with four of the last five MLS H2H meetings seeing two or fewer goals scored.