Sporting Kansas City are aiming to kick off their 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League campaign with the perfect start against Central FC of Trinidad and Tobago in Group C at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
Get Sporting Kansas City to win and both teams to score at 3/1 with Bet365
After missing out on last season’s competition, Kansas secured their return to continental soccer by winning the US Open Cup in September – beating Philadelphia Union 7-6 on penalties in the final.
The Wizards, who reached the semi-finals of this event in 2002 and are odds-on favourites here at 4/5 with Bet365
, currently sit fifth in the Western Conference of the MLS, but have won just three times on the road in 2016.
You have to go back to April for the last time Peter Vermes’ men tasted victory away from Children’s Mercy Park, although they did halt a run of four straight defeats by holding MLS leaders FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw at the weekend.
Dom Dwyer struck twice for the Wizards – taking his goal tally for the season to 12 – and he will be hoping to hit the ground running on the continent.
Meanwhile, Central are aiming to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps on the opening matchday – their first at home since February 7, 2015 - with Bet365
offering 3/1 on them doing just that with a win.
The Sharks completed the double last season – finishing four points clear of San Juan Jabloteh at the top of the TT Pro League, while also capturing a second straight CFU Club Championship.
Jason Marcano and Marcus Joseph were instrumental behind the Tobagonians’ league success last term – netting 31 times between them – and they will be hoping to replicate that form in the Champions League.
Marcano was the leading marksman for Zoran Vranes’ men – scoring 17 goals including three hat-tricks along the way – and carries their greatest threat when they take on SKC.
With the ability to score goals evident in each side, it is worth considering Bet365
's pricing of 3/1 on an away win with both teams to find the net, as is a narrow 2-1 victory in the Americans' favour at 15/2.
The match at the Ate Boldon Stadium kicks off at 1am BST on Wednesday, with both sides looking to get their first points on the board in the 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League.
Sporting Kansas City to win and both teams to score @ 3/1 with Bet365
Sporting Kansas City to win 2-1 @ 15/2 with Bet365