Sporting Kansas vs New York Red BullsMLS, KO: 01:00 Jul 4, 2022, Children’s Mercy Park
New York Red Bulls are looking to snap out of a recent slump on the road as they travel to Sporting Kansas on Monday. The hosts have been one of the worst teams in the MLS this season and the Red Bulls will fancy their chances of coming out on top.
Sporting Kansas have endured a difficult campaign this season and are currently second from bottom in the Western Conference. They have only claimed four wins this season and have been beaten 10 times in their 18 matches so far.
Things do not seem to be getting better for Sporting Kansas, who have been victorious just once in their last five MLS marches. They were beaten 3-0 by Seattle Sounders in their previous fixture.
There have also been little home comfort for Sporting Kansas this season and they have won just once in their last six MLS matches at home. Peter Vermes’ men have also lost their last two matches in front of their fans.
New York Red Bulls have blown hot and cold this season but remain in a three-way tie for top spot in the Eastern Conference. They have won their last three home matches in the MLS and triumphed 2-1 over Atlanta United in their previous fixture.
The problem for New York Red Bulls is a poor run on their recent travels having failed to win in their last four away matches. Gerhard Struber’s men are currently on a three-match losing run on the road and have failed to score in all three fixtures.
However, it is not all doom and gloom for New York Red Bulls on their travels as they claimed a record five straight away wins at the start of the season. They took out some of the big guns like New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes in that run and will be keen rediscover some of that form.
How the bookies view it
The bookies appear to be split on this one with a win for Sporting Kansas valued at 8/5 by Paddy Power while a victory for New York Red Bulls is priced at 17/10 by bet365. A draw is set at odds of 13/5 by bet365.
Head to head
Sporting Kansas have a 25-23 advantage with 15 draws from 63 previous matches against New York Red Bulls. Both teams have claimed one win each in the last two meetings while the most recent clash at Children’s Mercy Park ended in a 2-2 draw.
Players to watch
Johnny Russell and Daniel Salloi have caught the eye this season with both attackers scoring a combined nine goals for Sporting Kansas. Paddy Power has Russell at 12/5 to score anytime while also offering 9/4 on Salloi in the same market.
Lewis Morgan was on target last time out against Atlanta United for his eighth MLS goal of the season. The midfielder will be the one to watch for New York Red Bulls and is priced at 12/5 by Paddy Power to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Sporting Kansas and New York Red Bulls are not particularly convincing at the back and Monday’s clash could be set to produce goals. Both teams could be backed to score at 3/4 by Paddy Power, over 2.5 goals is valued at 9/10 with bet365 while over 3.5 goals is priced at 11/5 with SBK.
Recent meetings between Sporting Kansas and New York Red Bulls have produced more goals in the second half and they could be set for a repeat at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
This MLS match between Sporting Kansas and New York Red Bulls will be played on Jul 4, 2022 and kick off at 01:00. Check below for our tipsters best Sporting Kansas vs New York Red Bulls prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.