Kansas City are clear favorites for the visit of Philadephia Union to Children's Mercy Park, with the Missouri outfit boasting a formidable home record.
Indeed, no side in MLS has a lower total than Sporting KC's four home goals conceded all season and that defensive solidity has contributed to their long unbeaten record.
The last time Kansas City lost a home MLS game was May last year and since that defeat, Sporting KC have won 13 and drawn five of their subsequent 18 home games. It is no surprise therefore to find them offered at 4/7 (1.57) with dabblebet to beat the Union with the side from Philadephia extremely volatile in terms of form.
The team from the state of Pennsylvania began the season with two draws, before recording four straight losses. They then drew their next two games, before winning four on the bounce, only to then lose their next three matches.
Those three defeats have been followed by two successive wins in their last two matches, and this kind of up and down form shows just how difficult they are to predict. They are offered at 9/2 (4.50) for the win while the draw can be backed at 14/5 (3.80).
While Philadelphia have been erratic this term, their away form has remained poor with the side recording just one win on the road since last August and that victory came at rock bottom DC United. Opposing the visitors makes sense, particularly as they are facing an extremeley strong side, with the price of 17/20 (1.85) for a Sporting KC win and over 1.5 goals in the game looking tempting.
This bet has paid out in seven of Kansas City's last ten home league wins and if we think they look likely to pick up three points, this is an excellent way to back them at a price which offers value.