MLS – Nashville SC at home to Sporting Kansas City
Nashville at home against Kansas – Monday – 1:00am GMT – Nissan Stadium.
Fourteenth placed Kansas, are away to sixth placed Nashville on Monday.
Nashville SC’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 23 points this season
Nashville’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Gary Smith, with a 0-0 draw to San Jose in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Colorado Rapids. Nashville will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.
Also, with two draws in three games, Manager Gary Smith has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With 23 points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
Nashville have won two fixtures and drawn three matches of their five League matches at home this season.
Nashville SC will have 26 points if they manage to secure a victory.
With the MLS season well into its stride, Sporting Kansas City have managed to gain 13 points
Peter Vermes will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.
Also, Kansas need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded nine losses in their last 16 meetings. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two draws and six losses, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Kansas as they travel once more.
Winning this fixture will see Sporting Kansas City on 16 points.
Nashville SC v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the outcome of any game is never certain, but history would lead us to suspect that a draw is unlikely. Both teams have had an equal number of wins over matches in the past seasons. In addition, Nashville have been unable to beat Kansas in their last one game with Kansas at Nissan Stadium. The last time they played each other in this competition Wizards secured a 1-2 away win.
Players to watch
For Nashville, Bryan is a top performing player who has scored in 15 League matches so far, while John Gregory is one of the top performing players after having scored in 16 League matches this campaign for Kansas.
Other standout players for Nashville are Elliot and Joseph with respectively and for Kansas are Kendall Isaiah and Tim with respectively.