Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/04/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Exclusive Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Betting Tips for MLS

Two lackluster MLS sides will battle it out at Children’s Mercy Park on the 9th of April – it’s the Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids clash! We expect a tight clash between two equals but you’ll see what we mean in the prognosis below.

Sporting Kansas City to Win

The plurality of injury issues in the visitors’ camp makes it far more likely for our top Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids prediction to be successful. And it’s entirely in favor of coach Peter Vermes’ side.

Without a doubt, the key players missing for Colorado are team captain Jack Price and defender-in-chief Aboubacar Keita who has a cruciate ligament rupture.

Furthermore, Sporting Kansas City have a sensible advantage in the head-to-head aspect of this rivalry. Four matches were won by Sporting KC, four ended with the two teams sharing the spoils, and Colorado Rapids defeated Sporting only twice.

BTTS – No

How could we possibly expect Sunday’s showdown to end with both teams scoring? The two teams have scored two goals each this season – the worst tally out of all MLS teams.

No, our Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids prediction is firm as we trust Sporting Kansas City’s defensive line to nullify Colorado Rapids’ strikers on the 9th of April.

The task will be certainly a lot easier for coach Peter Vermes’ boys as the visitors will be without one of their most razor-sharp wingers. Dantouma Toure is suffering from a cruciate ligament injury that will take him out for a couple of more weeks.

Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Odds & H2H Statistics

Our essential Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids predictions are over and now, you’ll see the top odds from our favorite bookies. If you enjoyed the read so far, you’ll also appreciate our key MLS predictions this week.

Head to Head

05/03/23

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

0

0

19/05/22

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

1

13/03/22

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

0

29/01/22

America Friendlies America

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

0

29/08/21

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

1

Last Five - Sporting Kansas City

25/02/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

1

D

17/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

1

3

W

10/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

Miami FC

Miami FC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

0

5

W

10/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Miami FC

Miami FC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

0

5

W

30/01/24

World Club Friendlies World

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

1

L

Last Five - Colorado Rapids

25/02/24

USA MLS USA

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

4

1

L

18/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

2

L

14/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

us

Hartford Athletic

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

2

D

10/02/24

World Club Friendlies World

ca

CF Montreal

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

6

W

10/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

ca

CF Montreal

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

6

W

Sporting Kansas City odds: -117 – 52.0%

Draw odds: +270 – 25.5%

Colorado Rapids odds: +320 – 22.5%

Colorado Rapids’s odds at +320 give them a laughable 22.5% win probability at Children’s Mercy Park. The game on Sunday has expected winners and they are Sporting Kansas City. The home team’s 52.0% chance is the least the bookies could have predicted as they didn’t perform all that poorly so far this season.

Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Lineups & Team News

Sporting Kansas City

Peter Vermes simply has to give credit to his boys – they were top-notch versus Philadelphia Union last week. In fact, with the same number of shots at target and 49% possession, Sporting Kansas City could’ve just as easily taken the three points home instead of boring the hell out of the fans for a 0-0 tie.

Predicted lineup – Melia (GK), Sweat, Voloder, Rosero, Zusi, Espinoza, Walter, Thommy, Salloi, Russell & Agada

Colorado Rapids

It’s hardly a surprise that the visitors are at the bottom of the table. That’s part of the reason why we didn’t pick them as favorites in our Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids predictions.

However, we saw light at the end of the tunnel for Colorado Rapids last week as they managed to fend off the sensational Los Angeles to a goalless tie at DSG Park.

Predicted lineup – Yarbrough (GK), Abubakar, Wilson, Maxso, Nicholson, Acosta, Ronan, Rosenberry, Rubio, Max & Lewis

Starting Lineups

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City
4-3-3
29
Tim Melia
us
8
Graham Zusi
us
5
Dany Rosero
co
19
Robert Castellanos
us
4
Robert Voloder
ba
54
Remi Walter
fr
21
Felipe Hernandez
us
26
Erik Thommy
de
7
Johnny Russell
gb
9
Alan Pulido
mx
20
Daniel Salloi
hu
Substitutes
23
William Agada
ng
77
Marinos Tzionis
cy
28
Cameron Duke
us
1
John Pulskamp
us
17
Jake Davis
us
82
Chris Rindov
us
11
Khiry Shelton
us
15
Roger Espinoza
hn
3
Andreu Fontas
es

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
3-4-2-1
22
William Yarbrough
us
6
Lalas Abubakar
gh
5
Andreas Maxso
dk
4
Daniel Wilson
gb
2
Keegan Rosenberry
us
21
Bryan Acosta
hn
20
Connor Ronan
ie
28
Sam Nicholson
gb
11
Diego Rubio
cl
8
Max
br
7
Jonathan Lewis
us
Substitutes
33
Steven Beitashour
ir
31
Anthony Markanich
us
77
Darren Yapi
us
14
Calvin Harris
gb
97
Ralph Priso
ca
1
Marko Ilic
rs
91
Kevin Cabral
fr
34
Michael Edwards
us
12
Michael Barrios
co

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Willy Agada

The only two Sporting Kansas City players to score goals this season so far are Willy Agada and left-winger Daniel Salloi. We pick the former as the key player to watch on Sunday as he is the starting striker for coach Peter Vermes.

Willy Agada, 23, already opened his score tab for Sporting Kansas City this season after a well-struct shot in the game versus Seattle Sounders.

MLS Western Conference Standings

FAQs on Our Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Predictions:

Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Prediction

  • What’s Robin Fraser’s record against Sporting Kansas City? – Colorado Rapids’ manager has a poor 2-5-6 record versus this opponent.
  • Which team has a higher market value? – At €37.80m, Sporting Kansas City’s market value is slightly higher than Colorado Rapids’.
  • Where can I watch Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids? – Apple TV will broadcast this MLS clash.

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