Fulltime: Sacramento 1, Reno 0. It was kind of a low-key game but Sac Republic run out winners, what more do you want? Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap.
45+2nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Sac Republic! Villyan Bijev takes the penalty and scores it to give the visitors the lead.
Villyan Bijev and Ash Apollon return to the lineup, and otherwise it’s as you were:
Reno going with a group that looks pretty familiar to the last time these teams squared off.
The rematch is on for Sacramento Republic FC, who fresh off a win against another opponent are scheduled to face their big rival in Reno 1868 FC Wednesday night in Reno.
Republic FC picked up a hard-fought 1-0 road win over Portland Timbers 2 over the weekend, and will look to get a second win this season against Reno, who they beat last month in a dramatic 1-0 victory that came courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty. Sacramento were the better team on the night and deserved the win, but trouble with finishing successfully means the team have been bitten by a high volume of shots with little to nothing to show for it more often than they would like so far this season.
Meanwhile, Reno haven’t lost since that clash against Sacramento, ripping off a three-game winning streak and scaling to the top of Group A, ahead of SRFC. Ian Russell’s team are trying to play the frantic and confusing style of Matias Almeyda’s San Jose Earthquakes, and with some time to build a rhythm, they could be a much tougher test than the last time these teams squared off.
We’ll see. Assuming this game is played (fingers crossed, knock on wood and all that), then it should be a good one. Rivalry games always mean a little more!
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday afternoon, Sacramento are (+195) while Reno are (+105) and the odds of a draw are (+240). So Republic FC are slight underdogs, but the bookmakers don’t really know what to do with this game and are making it kind of a toss-up.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between Sac Republic and Reno 1868 will be aired on KQCA My58 and Estrella TV Sacramento in the Sacramento viewing area and streamed on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT at Greater Nevada Field with kickoff to follow.
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