MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Kansas City vs DC United
Friday, May 8th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: With Kansas City relocating to the Western Conference in 2015, this will now be the only meeting between the two clubs this year. These two are no strangers to each other, as this will be the 52nd all-time regular season meeting, and the series is tied with each team having 20 wins with 11 draws in the mix.
Last year, in the three meetings last year that they have customarily played when they were both in the Eastern Conference together, DC United held Kansas City scoreless in all three outings, winning two of the meetings with a scoreless draw in the final meeting of 2014. United has not lost in their last 16 matches at RFK stadium in all competitions although, ironically, Sporting KC has just one loss in their last five trips to the nation's capital since 2011.
Paulo Nagamura lifted Kansas City to their 1 - 0 win over Chicago last weekend, coming in as a sub for Roger Espinoza in the 65th minute. His header in the 75th minute was the only goal of the game, which made Peter Vermes look like a genius for making the move.
DC United has won four and drawn twice in their last six outings, and has battled their way to a tie at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. That is a place they remember well from last year, after earning home field advantage in the Conference playoffs in 2014.
In United's 2 - 0 win over Columbus last weekend, they managed to slow down the Crew to only three shots on goal, while scoring both of their goals in the first half on their only two shots on frame in the match.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Kansas City leads the recent series with 6 Wins, 2 Losses and 2 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Kansas City +185
DC United +155
Kansas City Pk +100
DC United Pk -120
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
These two know each other quite well, and just because Kansas City has relocated to the East they certainly do not forget this rivalry the two have built over the years.
Sporting KC has fared well against the East this year as well, managing three wins and a draw in their four games against former Eastern Conference foes. The goalkeeping edge certainly goes to Bill Hamid, especially at home. As impressive as Tim Melia was last weekend for Sporting, there is a much difference experience level obviously.
DC United had KC's number all year last year in three meetings, and has not lost at home as we said in 16 matches in all competitions.
To see a reasonable -120 on the United Pk Draw no Bet action almost feels like a gift. If anyone is coming out of here with three points, it will be United at home, and with this bet in place, the draw wouldn't hurt a bit.