Our prediction for this MLS match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Minnesota United, St Louis City will look to retain top position in the Western Conference when they take on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday morning. St Louis City are eager to win the regular season and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Sporting Kansas City. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Sunday’s clash.
The Wizards, on the other hand, are eager to climb to the playoffs berth and seeing that they will go for a victory as well, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Forward Johnny Russell is banned for the visiting side, while both Kayden Pierre and Kortne Thompson-Ford are out of contention through injuries. In their last meeting at the venue St Louis City outclassed Sporting Kansas City 4-0, which goes in favour of our prediction.
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.