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Real Salt Lake vs Sporting Kansas City | 05.01.2021

- Betting Tips · 01/05/2021 - 2:00 pm ·

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Publish Date: 30/05/2021
Fact checked by: Drew the DFS Guy

Excited for Salt Lake’s first home game of the season? Are you looking to place a bet on a second away win for Sporting KC? Well, you’re in the right place. Welcome to our MLS betting tips at, where we’ll be looking at the upcoming fixtures in the third matchday of the season.

A Western Conference Clash

Our dedicated soccer experts have taken a closer look at the fixture involving Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City, and have put together a betting tip for you to take advantage of for Saturday’s game. We have all the information, all the stats, and all the analysis - let’s dive into it!

Real Salt Lake

Having only played one game this season - in comparison to every other team having played twice - Real Salt Lake are a team that many still aren’t sure about. With that said, a 2-1 victory against last season’s Western Conference finalists, Minnesota United, was an impressive performance by Salt Lake. New signing, Anderson Julio, scored a brace on his Salt Lake debut, showing he means business in the MLS this season. On top of that, fellow debutant Rubio Rubin introduced him to the MLS very well, assisting both of Julio’s goals. Expect that connection to link up a lot more before the season is over.

Sporting KC

Sporting KC have made a solid start to the 2021 season, with one win and one draw in their opening two matches. Sporting KC’s impressive away win against New York Red Bulls in the opening game was a very entertaining 90 minutes. Youngster Gianluca Busio netted for Sporting KC in their second game of the season, before being cancelled out by Orlando’s Nani, resulting in a draw in their first home game of the MLS season. It won’t be the last we will see of Busio, and the team has a number of goalscorers in their squad.

Head to Head

Our soccer experts have taken into consideration the history of the two teams, that is fairly even in terms of the last five head-to-head games. In 2020, Sporting KC were able to come out on top against Real Salt Lake, winning 2-0 in both home and away MLS games. However, in the 2019 MLS season, it was Salt Lake who did the double over their opponents, winning 2-0 at home, and 2-1 in Kansas. In 2021, we’re confident that the goals will keep on coming. Considering both of their starts to the season, with Salt Lake’s new signings, and Sporting KC’s goalscorers, we’re expecting more goals at both ends of the pitch.

Statistical Highlights

Here are the last five games between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City, showing the last five results. As well as that, both of their starts to the 2021 MLS season can be seen right here. 

Our Betting Tip for Today

Combining all of the stats with our expert analysis, we’re expecting that both teams will find the back of the net in 90 minutes. On top of that, we’re predicting that Sporting KC will get the victory away from home.

Sporting Kansas City to Extend Unbeaten Start to 2021

We’re expecting a very close encounter on Saturday afternoon, with both teams looking to continue their performances at the start of the 2021 MLS season. With the new signings performing well for Salt Lake in attack, we feel they’ll be able to find a way to score on the day. However, with Sporting KC making a strong start to the season, with some good results against two very good teams, we think they will be able to get the job done in Salt Lake.

For our betting tip for the upcoming contest, we’re predicting a Sporting KC win, with both teams to score, at odds of +350 with Bet365.

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