MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Columbus vs Kansas City
Friday, August 21st, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Sporting Kansas City look to rebound from a brutal home loss to San Joseon Wednesday, and try to pick up the pieces as they head to another place that is no picnic to play this weekend and that’s at MAPFRE Stadium. The Columbus Crew has lost only two of their 13 home outings in 2015, which has accounted for 25 of their 35 points this season.
Sporting KC has taken five of the last six meetings, however, which includes two wins here in Columbus of those five wins. After suffering their first home defeat of the season in any competition this year, we were rather shocked that the KC home page had a video review of the 5 - 0 loss to San Jose. The only highlights to speak of were with some guy wearing number 8 who set the all-time MLS record for consecutive seasons with double-digit goals scored.
Chris Wondolowski set himself apart from the 20-year history of MLS by scoring twice in the Kansas City game to give him 11 goals on the season. With his first goal to give him 10 this season, Wondolowski became the first player to have six consecutive 10-goal seasons.
San Jose scored three goals within the first half-hour, which included a penalty kick from Wondo that earned him the record setting 10th goal of the season. He added a second goal to make it 5 - 0 just a minute after the hour mark.
To add insult to injury, Kansas City's Benny Falhaber picked up a straight red card in the 71st minute while down five goals, which is obviously a pointless time to make such an offense.
At that point, the job is to simply finish out the game, and shake hands when the ref blows the final whistle, because the game was essentially over anyway.
Columbus had gone at least a month with no names appearing on the injury report, but now four players are listed as out or questionable this weekend.
Sergio Campbell is out with a calf issue, and the three questionable players are Harrison Afful, Emanuel Pogatetz and Ben Swanson.
The Crew enter also only having two days to prepare for the game as does Kansas City, and the 2 - 2 draw with NYCFCon Wednesdaysaw a wild second half with three goals and a lightening delay that saw the removal of the players from the field, and the fans out of their seats, as the metal bleacher seats at MAPFRE Stadium can obviously be quite dangerous in a storm of that magnitude.
The Crew's Kei Kamara scored the only goal of the first half for either side, and Kwadwo Kopu scored both of NYCFC's goals that came nine minutes apart that both tied and gave the expansion side a brief 2 - 1 lead that only lasted six minutes.
Cedric found the equalizing goal in the 72nd minute right before the game delay for the weather, and when the teams came back to the field, neither side could break the deadlock and ended up settling for a point.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Sporting Kansas City leads the recent series with 7 Wins, 2 Losses and a Draw in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Columbus -0.5 +100
KC +0.5 -120
Total O/U 3:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Remember that car wreck that the line setters got in to when LA played Seattle?
The concussion symptoms have obviously carried over to this game, as they set a +115 on the total to go Over 3 goals.
One word: hysterical!
You guessed it. The line setters completely dropped the ball here, and are offering us a lovely price on the expectation of three goals to come.
The Over 3 at +115 certainly has our attention, and it will also have our investment with these two teams likely to score a pair a piece at worst.
That fourth goal will cash the ticket outright, and if we have to settle for a 2 - 1 push on the action, that won't hurt us either.