Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Match Info
Date: Wednesday May 29 2019
Kick-off time: 01.30am BST Thursday
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
October 7 2018: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 LA Galaxy
April 9 2018: LA Galaxy 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
September 24 2017: Sporting Kansas City 2-1 LA Galaxy
June 25 2017: LA Galaxy 1-2 Sporting Kansas City
Total head-to-head MLS matches played: 47
Sporting Kansas City wins: 17
LA Galaxy wins: 15
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Stats
- Sporting Kansas City are unbeaten in their last eight matches against LA Galaxy at home or away
- LA Galaxy have not won in their latest 11 visits to Kansas City
- Neither team has scored three goals against the other in any of their last 13 meetings
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Match Preview
Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from a two-match suspension for LA Galaxy aiming to further improve his record of nine goals in 10 MLS appearances this season.
But the iconic Swede, who scored the opener from the penalty spot in the corresponding fixture last term, may not be able to save his team from another defeat.
As well as his trademark goals, this season has been defined for 37-year-old Ibrahimovic by hot-headed clashes with opponents on the pitch – firstly ex-Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, who claimed the Galaxy striker threatened to “do” him, and then New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson for which he received the two-match ban.
While Ibrahimovic was sidelined, Galaxy’s run of consecutive defeats was extended to four, although they stopped the rot at the weekend when they won 1-0 away to Orlando City.
However, the Galaxy, who are nevertheless still third in the Western Conference, have a poor record in Kansas City, where Sporting gained their first win in eight games at the weekend when they beat Seattle Sounders with a hat-trick from Scotland forward Johnny Russell.
Sporting’s strong suit is scoring goals at home, with only MLS Cup favourites Los Angeles FC bettering them on that statistic this term, and they are backed to find the net more often than the Galaxy here.
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Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips
Sporting Kansas City to win @ 5/6 with bet365
Johnny Russell first goalscorer @ 11/2 with bet365