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How to Watch Sacramento Republic vs. Reno 1868: Lineups, odds, game thread

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Will the rivalry bring the first win of the season?

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Fulltime: Sacramento 1, Reno 0. Iwasa’s penalty wins it in dramatic fashion for the home side. Here’s the full recap, thanks for following along!


92nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOAL Sac Republic! Cameron Iwasa scores from the penalty spot after drawing the handball in stoppage time. Let’s go!


Halftime: Teams are scoreless, although Sacramento have a huge edge in shots, 11-3 and shots on goal, 5-0 through the first half. We’ll see what the second half brings.


Lineups:

Sac Republic make a few changes from the last game, with Villyan Bijev, Sam Werner and Jaime Villarreal getting starts.

Reno roll with a pretty strong lineup among the options available in their restart match.


Sacramento Republic FC will get back in the saddle on Sunday as they host rival Reno 1868 FC in their second game back from the coronavirus shutdown.

Sac Republic are coming off a frustrating 3-3 draw against Tacoma Defiance in their return, while Reno have yet to play their first return game. They’re fresh, but they’re also rusty. Will a 90-minute head start benefit Sacramento?

It’s hard to say that, and with it being a rivalry game, albeit behind closed doors, it’s hard to say anything definitive. Reno are expected to push Republic FC in the group, but after Sacramento have posted two draws to start the season, albeit with those results four months apart, there is some pressure to get a win for Mark Briggs’ side. Can they do it against the Nevadans? We’ll find out Sunday night.

Odds:

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, Sacramento are (+125) while Reno are (+155). The odds of a draw are (+260), so the bookmakers think this game is pretty even and a draw is a pretty likely outcome.

How to Watch:

Sunday’s match between Sac Republic and Reno will be televised nationally on ESPN2 in the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6 pm PT with kickoff to follow.

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