Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sporting Kansas City and Montreal square off against each other at Children’s Mercy Park in a highly-anticipated MLS game. The Wizards made a slow start to the season, with the team collecting only three points in total from possible 27 and they must be low on confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash. Andreu Fontas is banned for the match, while fellow defenders Nemanja Radoja, Kayden Pierre, Tim Leibold, and Kortne Thompson-Ford remain in the recovery room.
CF Montreal, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against New York Red Bulls and they managed to get one. The Canadians, though, are not regarded as good travellers and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Ilias Iliadis is banned for the match, while all Quioto, Toye, Vilsaint, Lappalainen, Piette, Miljevic, Kwizera, and Pantemis remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Johnny Russell):
After spending the greatest part of his career at Derby County, Johnny Russell joined Sporting Kansas City in 2018. Russell was born in Glasgow, the capital of Scotland, on April 8, 1990 and he started his youth career at Dundee United.
The 178-cm tall attacker was producing fine performances for the Scottish side from 2007 to 2013 when he moved to Derby County. The Rams booked their place in the Championship on several occassions, but they eventually failed to secure promotion to the Premier League. As a result, Johnny Russell decided to move to MLS, signing a three-year deal with Sporting Kansas city on January 31, 2018.
The Scotland international made his debut for the Wizards in the opening match of the 2019 season against New York City. Speaking of his debut for the national team, he played his first game for Scotland in November 2014 in a 3-1 loss to England. His main position is left winger, but he is capable of playing as both centre-forward and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Montreal CF):
Club de Foot Montréal is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. They are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801.
The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal CF did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game.
Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Impact won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.