Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Match Info
Date: Sunday May 5 2019
Kick-off time: 02.00am Monday BST
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Referee: Allen Chapman
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
May 10 2018: Atlanta United 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
August 7 2017: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Atlanta United
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Stats
- Both teams have scored in 15 of Sporting Kansas City’s last 19 MLS matches
- Sporting Kansas City have lost only one of their latest 12 home games in this competition
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in eight of Atlanta’s last nine MLS matches
Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Match Preview
Frank de Boer looks to be getting things right at Atlanta United after an uncertain start and the MLS champions could cause problems for Sporting Kansas City.
A run of four games without a win at the start of the season must have revived harrowing memories for De Boer of his disastrous, short-lived stint at Crystal Palace last term, which feels a very long time ago now.
But results have picked up for the Dutchman, who was appointed in December as Gerardo Martino’s replacement following his move to take over the Mexico national team, and Atlanta have now won two of their last three games, both with a clean sheet.
A 2-0 victory away to New England Revolution showed the Five Stripes are going the right way even though they have drifted to joint sixth favourites in the betting to retain their title.
They are still a shorter price for the MLS Cup than Sporting Kansas City, albeit the latter are the top scorers at home so far in this competition and on that basis are likely to give the Atlanta defence a difficult evening.
However, De Boer’s back line has stood strong with former Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan keeping those two recent shutouts and United are worth backing to return home to Georgia with a point.
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Sporting Kansas City vs Atlanta United Betting Tips
Draw @ 13/5 with Paddy Power
Atlanta United/Draw double chance @ 5/6 with bet365