CF Montreal Vs Sporting KC Betting Tip: Over 2.5/BTTS – 10 July 2022

SKC should get some joy against gung-ho hosts?

IsmaoÂl Kono / Montreal ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 29.06.2022

United States CF Montreal Vs Sporting Kansas City United States

Sunday, 10 July 2022 – 00:30 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 11/10
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 7 July 2022)

Preview: Sides with a point to prove at Saputo Stadium? Both CF Montreal and Sporting Kansas City are coming off disappointing losing efforts last time out and will hope they can find solace in each other as the pair face off in Montreal.

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CF Montreal – Cue the Canadian backlash?

This football prediction lark can be insanely brutal on occasions. CF Montreal, having recently followed up a 2-1 home win over Charlotte FC with a mightily impressive victory via the same scoreline away to Seattle Sounders, were surely brimming with belief and momentum and all that stuff? Well, that’s what I thought. How wrong was I? Subsequently, Montreal were duly thumped 4-0 on the road by LA Galaxy.

I think the biggest takeaway from that midweek debacle was the sheer volume of goals this team has now conceded. 33 in all – that marginally more than they’ve scored (32), and more than 25 of the other 27 teams in MLS. They’re seven games without a defensive shutout having kept one – yes, one – all season! And yet they’re riding high in fourth place in the East, winning nine of the past 14 league games (D1 L4).

Key Stat: Only one of eight CF Montreal MLS home games in 2022 wouldn’t feature three or more goals, while all but one of these games also saw both teams score.


Both Teams to Score in First-Half



Sporting Kansas City – Tough times unrelenting in Kansas?

Another team who did us no favours last time round were Peter Vermes’ Sporting KC, downed 1-0 at home by NYRB. Though, in their defence, expectations were not not nearly as high. SKC lead the race for the prize nobody ever wants to win: the Wooden Spoon, for the team that finishes last across the entire league. They were also hosting a Red Bulls side vying for top spot in the East, so it was always likely to be tricky.

Sporting KC were also vaguely competitive last time, which was more than could be said of CF Montreal. The former denied a share of the spoils via a header from a set-play. Aside from that there wasn’t a great deal in it. But losing has become a recurring theme for this team, with that their fourth in a five-game stretch. Now, they’re back on the road, seeking to better a return of five points through ten away games (W1 D2 L7).

Key Stat: No team has scored fewer than Sporting Kansas City (16 in 19 games) in MLS this term. However, the Wizards would only fail to find the net in four of ten away encounters thus far.

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CF Montreal Vs Sporting Kansas City Betting Advice

Unsurprisingly the team perched fourth in the Eastern Conference are deemed the clear favourites to pick up all three points against opponents languishing rock bottom of the Western Conference – and the league as a whole. CF Montreal, for all they were a huge source of frustration on a personal level last time out, really ought to put a Sporting Kansas City coming off four losses in five away at Saputo Stadium.


CF Montreal Vs Sporting Kansas City – Key Facts:

  • The season so far has brought about contrasting performances from both teams. CF Montreal sit fourth in the Eastern Conference on 29 points from 18 games. Sporting Kansas City rank last in the Western Conference, with 16 points after 19 games.
  • No team in MLS has seen a higher proportion of their games this season see Over 2.5 Goals (78%) than CF Montreal, whose matches also rank second for Both Teams to Score (78% also).
  • Both teams would actually score before the halfway stage of three of CF Montreal’s five prior MLS encounters, two of which were at this venue: Saputo Stadium.


I will, however, pass on the opportunity to support the hosts. Instead I am rather taken by the 11/10 about Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals. It is a bet which would have returned a winner in seven of eight home league games for a CF Montreal with one clean sheet from 18 MLS matches in 2022. Invariably Sporting KC could let us down. However, SKC would find the net more often than not when travelling this season (scored in 6 out of 10 away games).

Best Betting Odds – CF Montreal Vs Sporting Kansas City

CF Montreal – 4/5 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 27/10 (BetVictor)
Sporting Kansas City – 10/3 (PaddyPower)