Sporting Kansas City - Manchester City Betting Preview: Why a goalfest looks likely Stateside

Phil Kitromilides explains why he is backing both teams to score with over 2.5 goals in the pre-season friendly as the Premier League champions get their US tour underway
Manchester City warm up for the International Champions Cup in the United States with a friendly against in-form MLS side Sporting Kansas City.

Naturally the Premier League champions are the clear favorites offered at 4/9 (1.44) for the win with bet365, but the Kansas outfit have been on an excellent run having gone undefeated in their last six MLS games, winning five.

Bet365 price them at 9/2 (5.50) to record a famous victory while the draw can be backed at 16/5 (4.20).

Sporting KC's impressive form has been based on their ability to consistently find the back of the net, having scored in 14 of their last 15 competitive fixtures.

City boast a stunning array of attacking talent, making goals at both ends likely. As a result, both teams to score is priced at 8/11 (1.72) yet bolder punters should go a little extra and back both teams to score with over 2.5 goals in the game at evens (2.00).

This bet has paid out in four of Kansas' last six matches
and with City conceding three goals in their last two friendlies, a high scoring encounter could be on the cards.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at evens (2.00) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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