Sporting KC Vs New York RB Betting Tip: Home or Draw/Under 3.5 Goals – 4 July 2022

More problems in Kansas for homesick Red Bulls?

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United States Sporting Kansas City Vs New York Red Bulls United States

Monday, 4 July 2022 – 01:00 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Sporting Kansas City Double Chance/Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 10/11
Bookmaker: Betfair (Bet Builder)
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 2 July 2022)

Preview: Children’s Mercy Park welcomes the New York Red Bulls this coming weekend, with hosts Sporting Kansas City desperate to give supporters something to cheer about after back-to-back home defeats recently.

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Sporting Kansas City – Wizards in need of a little magic?

On paper, this truly does look a mismatch. Both these teams would complete 18 MLS matches so far this year but while Sporting Kansas City reside seven points adrift of the Western Conference play-offs in 13th (of 14), opponents New York Red Bulls are 13 points better off in the East and locked in a three-way share of the lead. Nevertheless, this pair could comprise next month’s finalists for the US Open Cup.

Sporting KC will meet USL Championship side Sacramento Republic on July 27, in what looks a gimme for the four-time former champs. Although I am not sure any fixture can be taken lightly at the moment. The Wizards simply aren’t producing nearly enough magic, and were downed all too easily last time out in Seattle, losing 3-0 to the Sounders. They’ve now won only two of the last 13 league games (D4 L7).

Key Stat: Sporting Kansas City are yet to find the back of the opposing team’s net on more than two occasions in any MLS matches in 2022, while they would score no more than once in 14 of 18 fixtures thus far.


Sporting Kansas City 2-0 Win (Correct Score)



New York RB – Bulls running out of steam on their travels?

Second in the Eastern Conference, currently splitting CF Montreal and Philadelphia Union with the top three all on 29 points, and with a US Open Cup semi-final clash to come late in July against Orlando City, this could yet end up being a season worth remembering for the Red Bulls. They will, however, need to address a glaring issue of theirs: that being their performances outside of New York, which have fallen off a cliff of late.

Gerhard Struber had seen his team begin the 2022 MLS campaign winning five straight on the road, scoring 13 in the process. The run would inevitably run its course, a 1-1 stalemate in Philadelphia setting the wheels in motion for what is now a four-game winless away drought. Succumbing to a third successive 2-0 loss away from home against Western Conference pacesetters LAFC last time out on their travels.

Key Stat: New York Red Bulls would score 2+ in each of their past four MLS home games, averaging 2.75. On the road, however, NYRB have managed one goal in four such fixtures (D1 L3), for an average of 0.25 per away game.

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Sporting Kansas City Vs New York Red Bulls Betting Advice

This could very well end up being the line-up for the US Open Cup final, and so both managers will want to get a solid gauge on the opposition when their teams take to the pitch at Children’s Mercy Park. It is a venue which has not treated New York Red Bulls kindly down the years, putting up three draws and two losses across five subsequent visits in all competitions since last seen winning here 2-0 in October 2014.


Sporting Kansas City Vs New York Red Bulls – Key Facts:

  • Sporting KC rest 13th of 14 in the West (W4 D4 L10 across the season), whereas New York RB hold a share of the lead atop the East (W8 D5 L5 in MLS this year).
  • However, none of the last three MLS meetings held in Kansas were won by the Red Bulls, who are also winless on their travels across their last four MLS away games (D1 L3). The last three of those all resulted in them losing via a 2-0 scoreline.
  • Sporting Kansas City have played eight MLS home games up until this point. None of these games produced a winning margin greater than one goal (W3 D2 L3).


The above mentioned, coupled with NYRB’s recent slide away from home (D1 L3 across the last four, the last three being losses to nil), means I cannot get on board with the visitors being 8/5 favourites for this.

Sporting KC, W3 D2 L3 as an MLS host this year, haven’t scored more than once in 14 of 18 MLS games this year. Meanwhile, New York Red Bulls scored once across their last four fixtures away from home, all of which saw Under 3.5 Goals. Using Betfair’s bet builder, we can get odds of 10/11 about Sporting KC Double Chance/Under 3.5 Goals.

Best Betting Odds – Sporting Kansas City Vs New York Red Bulls

Sporting Kansas City – 13/8 (PaddyPower)
Draw – 13/5 (Bet365)
New York Red Bulls – 8/5 (WilliamHill)