LAFC (11-2-4 SU 11-2-4 ATS) at Sporting KC (4-6-7 SU, 4-6-7 ATS)
Game Time: Wednesday, 8:30 PM ET
Free MLS Pick: LAFC (+124)
Recommended Sportsbook: BetOnline
The best in the west and the best in MLS invade Children’s Mercy Park Wednesday for a Fourth Of July Eve Western Conference tilt between LAFC and Sporting KC. LAFC won’t be in a celebratory mood though as they’re coming in fresh off just their second loss of the season, and they’ll look to take it out on the struggling cellar dwellers Sporting KC.
Yes, both losses for LAFC have come away from the City of Angels but with Tyler Miller, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Walker Zimmerman, Christian Ramirez, and Eduard Atuesta back in the lineup and Sporting KC simply far below the level of LAFC, this one looks to be a mismatch. For a last-place team, Sporting KC can score, as they’ve found the twine 27 times this season, but they’ve also allowed 29 goals. The problem for them though is LAFC has allowed the fewest goals and scored the most in the MLS. They also have the leading goal scorer in the MLS Carlos Vela who has 16 goals on the season.
Krisztian Nemeth, Johnny Russell, and Felipe Gutierrez lead Sporting KC with seven goals and while they all could help Sporting KC remain somewhat in this match, this one looks to be a great rebound game for LAFC and therefore you need to take them on the money line.