LAFC face Sporting KC in their next game of the regular season.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 17 April 2022. The game time by GMT is 8:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, April 17. The match venue is Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
Betting tips and match predictions for the LAFC vs Sporting KC (April 17) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
LAFC vs Sporting KC latest odds on betting sites
Los Angeles FC to win odds are priced at 1.45 (-220 American; 5/11 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.30 (+330; 33/10), while Sporting Kansas City to win odds are priced at 7.00 (+600; 6/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: LAFC — 64%, draw — 21%, Sporting KC — 15%.
Latest betting odds on LAFC vs Sporting KC (17 April 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.65 (-155; 20/31)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Asian handicap (-1.0) on LAFC — 1.78 (-128; 25/32)
- Asian handicap (+1.0) on Sporting KC — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
LAFC vs Sporting KC match preview and statistics
The Los Angeles FC are top of the Western Conference table with 13 points and a +8 goal difference. They have four wins, a draw and a loss in the league so far. Their first defeat came in their last match, Los Angeles lost 1-2 to LA Galaxy.
Javier Hernandez gave the Galaxy the lead in the derby in the 13th minute with a header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal, assisted by Samuel Grandsir with a cross. Sega Coulibaly made it 0-2 in the 31st minute with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner, assisted by Grandsir following a corner.
Cristian Arango pulled one back in the left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Team statistics: 57% possession, 2.02 expected goals (xG), 17 total shots, seven shots on target, four big chances, 346 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, nine fouls committed, four corners, three yellow cards.
LAFC team news: Doneil Henry, Eddie Segura, Erik Duenas and Franco Escobar are sidelined due to injuries.
Sporting Kansas City are 12th in the Western Conference standings with six points and a -6 goal difference. They have only two wins and five losses in seven league games this season. The Wizards lost 1-2 to Nashville SC in their last match, this is the second back-to-back loss.
Hany Mukhtar missed a penalty in the 14th as his right footed shot was saved by Tim Melia in the centre of the goal. Remi Walter gave Kansas the lead in the 25th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Ben Sweat.
David Romney pulled one back for Nashville in the 51st minute with a header from very close range to the top left corner, assisted by Randall Leal with a cross following a set piece situation. Charles Sapong made it 1-2 in the 68th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Alex Muyl.
Team statistics: 52% possession, 1.16 expected goals, 18 total shots, two big chances, five shots on target, 404 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, one offside, five corners, three yellow cards.
Sporting KC team news: Alan Pulido, Gadi Kinda and Jose Mauri are sidelined due to injuries.
LAFC vs Sporting KC H2H
LAFC and Sporting KC have beaten each other in their last two h2h games. Los Angeles won 4-0 in the previous match.
LAFC vs Sporting KC lineups and key players
LAFC projected starting lineup:
- Maxime Crepeau
- Ryan Hollingshead
- Jesus Murillo
- Mamadou Fall
- Diego Palacios
- Latif Blessing
- Ilie Sanchez
- Francisco Ginella
- Carlos Vela
- Cristian Arango
- Brian Rodriguez
Carlos Vela is the key player to watch out for. Vela is the top scorer in the team with four goals and an assist. He looks forward to scoring in this match.
Sporting KC projected starting lineup:
- Tim Melia
- Graham Zusi
- Nicolas Isimat-Mirin
- Andreu Fontas
- Ben Sweat
- Roger Espinoza
- Remi Walter
- Felipe Hernandez
- Johnny Russell
- Khiry Shelton
- Daniel Salloi
Remi Walter is the key player to watch out for. He pulled one back in their last match against Nashville SC. Walter has the most goals (2) in the team this season. The midfielder looks forward to scoring in this match.
LAFC vs Sporting KC predictions and betting tips
Sporting KC have been very poor in the league. They’ve been able to pick up just six points from seven matches so far. With one win and four losses in their last five games. LAFC have lost only one game in the league, with four wins and a draw in six games. They are the table leaders heading into this match.
In their last two h2h games, each team have a win. LAFC won 4-nil in the last meeting. Predictions for this game are LAFC to win and over 2.5 goals. The Los Angeles have the home advantages, they trashed the Kansas City the last time they played them at home. Both teams have totalled over 2.5 goals in their last six h2h games.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.0) on LAFC
Odds: 1.78 (-128 American; 25/32 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.65 (-155 American; 20/31 Fractional)