Having earned the right to play for the MLS Cup in front of their own home fans, Al Hain-Cole expects the Wiz to make the most of their advantage against Jason Kreis' menThe MLS Cup is up for grabs on Saturday night, when Real Salt Lake travel to Sporting Park to take on Sporting Kansas City in American soccer’s showpiece event.
Peter Vermes’ Eastern Conference runners-up overcame New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo in the play-offs and are 19/20 (1.95) favourites with Betway to claim their first national title since 2000.
Having also finished second in their conference, the Claret and Cobalt subsequently saw off holders LA Galaxy and Western champions Portland Timbers to reach their second ever final, where they are available at 11/4 (3.75) to lift the trophy for the first time.
Four of the last eight MLS Cups have been tied after 90 minutes, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on the sides taking this game into extra-time once again this time.
Having finished above their opponents in the overall table for the regular season, the Wiz have the advantage of playing the final in front of their own fans, where they have lost just two of their last 13 fixtures.
This should prove decisive when they take on a side with just two wins in their last 10 games on the road, and who they have beaten in five of their eight previous home encounters, losing just once.
What’s more, considering Sporting boasted the best defence in the entire MLS during the regular season, they should have little trouble in containing an attack that has only scored twice in their last six fixtures away from home.
All in all, the cards seem stacked very heavily in Kansas City’s favour, meaning those 19/20 (1.95) odds are not to be missed on them coming out on top against Jason Kreis’ side, just as they managed in their only regular season encounter back in July at Real’s Rio Tinto Stadium.
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