Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction and Betting Tips | October 25, 2023

The sides have one win each in the fixture this season
Kansas City take on San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS on Wednesday.

Sporting Kansas City host San Jose Earthquakes at the Children's Mercy Park on Wednesday (October 25) in the Wild Card round of the 2023 MLS Cup playoffs.

With the league phase done and dusted, the top nine teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences will compete for this season's crown. Kansas ended the regular season with 44 points from 34 games following a topsy-turvy campaign, securing eighth position in the Western Conference.

The Wizards won their last two top-flight games and three of their last four to sneak into qualification reckoning. Peter Vermes' side beat Real Salt Lake 3-2 in their penultimate game before a 3-1 win over Minnesota in their final game.

San Jose, meanwhile, ended with an identical number of points but a position adrift of Kansas by virtue of an inferior goal difference. Interestingly, the Goonies reached there despite going winless in five games, losing once.

Luchi Gonzalez's side lost 2-1 to Portland Timbers on matchday 29 before drawing with Nashville, Minnesota, FC Dallas and Austin in succession.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Head-To-Head and Key Numbers

  • There have been 71 clashes between the two sides, with Sporting Kansas winning 33 and losing 28.
  • Only 10 games between the two teams have ended in a stalemate.
  • Their last two games have produced a scoreline of 3-0: for San Jose in April 2023 and for Kansas in August 2023.
  • Kansas have won their last two games to San Jose, keeping a clean sheet in both: 1-0 in August 2022 and 3-0 in August 2023.
  • San Jose last won at Kansas in August 2015.

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction

San Jose have stuttered lately, but Kansas have showed determination and grit to eke out wins despite a shaly defence. That attribute could be key for the Wizards, who could narrowly prevail following a hard-fought contest.

Prediction: Kansas City 2-0 San Jose

Sporting Kansas City vs San Jose Earthquakes Betting Tips

Tip 1 - Result: Sporting Kansas City

Tip 2 - Goals over/under 2.5: Under 2.5

Tip 3 - Both teams to score: No

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