Today’s Football Bet of the Day see’s me begin in the Dutch Super Cup between last years top 2 which looks good for goals. Then later on to MLS where two sides who regularly find the back of the net meet.
Ajax vs PSV
🇳🇱 Dutch Super Cup
⏰ Saturday 7th August, 19:00
Ajax meet rivals PSV in the Dutch Super Cup at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday evening. Ajax won both the league and the KNVB Cup last year whereas PSV finished in second position.
Last years double winners Ajax scored a mighty impressive 115 goals in their 39 domestic league and cup games last season. Other than a 1-0 defeat to Groningen on matchday 4, Ajax scored in all of their domestic games last season. In their 20 domestic home games last season, Ajax conceded in 13 of those. Ajax actually conceded in 8 of their 10 league and cup matches against the leagues top 8.
PSV have already played 3 competitive games this season, smashing Galatasaray 7-2 on aggregate before defeating Midtjylland 3-0 at the Phillips Stadion. In PSV’s 37 domestic league and cup games last season, they scored 79 goals failing to score only once. In 20 domestic games away from the Phillips Stadion last year, PSV only kept 5 clean sheets, with none coming against sides that finished in the top half.
Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City
⏰ Sunday 8th August, 02:00
Colorado Rapids host Sporting KC at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the early hours of Sunday morning in an all Western Conference meeting. Colorado sit in 4th position, six points behind their visitors Sporting KC who are top.
Colorado come into this after securing a 0-1 win away to MLS new boys Austin. Colorado have only failed to score twice in their 15 games scoring 22 times. At home, Colorado have scored in all 8 games scoring 16 times, with only NYC averaging more goals per match (2.44) than Colorado (2.00) at home. Colorado have conceded in 5 of those home games conceding 8 times.
Sporting KC bounced back from their shock 1-2 defeat to Dallas by thumping LAFC 1-4 in their own backyard. Along with New England Revolution, Sporting KC are the leagues top goalscorers with 33 goals averaging 1.94 goals per match. 16 of those goals have came in their 8 games away from home. Sporting KC have only managed 2 clean sheets in their 17 games this season, conceding 20 goals.
Bet of the Day
Both Ajax & PSV are known for their attacking style of play and very rarely fail to score. Both sides faced off three times last season with both sides scoring in all threes meetings with two of those meetings coming at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Both Colorado and Sporting KC have scored in 29/32 matches combined this season and both to score appeals to me here. Their earlier meeting in the season finished 3-1.