MLS Preview: St. Louis City vs. Sporting Kansas City Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 30)
- Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes on penalties in the Western Conference Wild Card game.
- St. Louis City finished the regular season in the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.
- In the most recent St. Louis vs. Sporting KC game, the boys from Missouri won 4-1.
St. Louis City vs. Sporting Kansas City is a Round One game of the 2023 MLS Playoffs, whose first leg is played on Sunday, October 29, at CITYPARK in Saint Louis, Missouri. Read our St. Louis vs. Sporting KC prediction piece to see what to expect from this game.
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, October 29, at 10:00 p.m. ET
- Where: CITYPARK, Saint Louis, Missouri
- How to Watch: Apple TV
St. Louis City finished the regular season of the 2023 MLS in top spot in the Western Conference. These had a 17-5-12 record in the end, which could’ve been even better if they didn’t lose the last two games of the regular season – to the Vancouver Whitecaps (3-0) and the Seattle Sounders (2-0).
This, however, doesn’t mean that somehow, they’ve become losers. The reason why they lost those two games is that they didn’t care much about them. They secured the No. 1 spot in the standings long before those matches.
But now, it’s time to take things seriously. Sporting Kansas City is coming to St. Louis on Sunday, October 29 to play the first leg of the 2023 MLS Playoffs Round One. CITYPARK is the place where St. Louis is 2-0-0 against Sporting KC, scoring eight goals and allowing just one in those two games.
The best thing is that the more recent of those happened relatively recently, on the last day of September.
St. Louis City vs. Sporting Kansas City Prediction
St. Louis City is superior to Sporting KC in practically all aspects. Plus, they’ve had more time to prepare for this game as Sporting had to play a Wild Card Game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The game took place on Wednesday, and we saw Sporting win after a penalty shootout.
What this means is that just four days before the duel with St. Louis, Sporting KC’s players played a highly intense game that lasted for nearly two hours. That said, they probably won’t be at 100% fitness on Sunday, which is one more on a long list of reasons why our pick is St. Louis City.