Here’s who Sac Republic are rolling with tonight:
UPDATE: Last minute change, as Skundrich picked up a knock during warmups and Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu will take his place in the starting XI. @Lopez_Roro will wear the captain’s armband. #RNOvSAC https://t.co/dqyVQo1Y3f— x-Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) September 27, 2020
And the XI for Reno:
Three more games for Sacramento Republic FC to jockey for position in Group A and tune-up for the playoffs, with Saturday’s clash against Reno 1868 FC arguably the biggest of them all.
The teams are vying to win the group, with Reno on the precipice of holding a lead they can’t relinquish, depending on how this game goes. If Sacramento win, they narrow Reno’s lead to two points with two games to play, while a draw keeps it at a five-point margin and a Reno win would effectively wrap up the group for them.
Sacramento have lost just once this season, but they’ve drawn their last couple matches and a bit of doubt is creeping in that they won’t be playing to their full potential down the stretch here. They are unbeaten against Reno to date, so have to take confidence from that, but the work is not done yet and they basically need to win this one.
But Reno haven’t lost to any team except Sacramento this season, remarkably. In fact, the only team they have dropped points to so far is Republic FC, and surely they would like to get some revenge on their rivals at home. I think even with the advantage thus far this season for SRFC, every game has been incredibly tight and Reno’s been in each one. It wouldn’t take much for either team to win here, to be perfectly honest.
This is the biggest game until the playoffs this season for both teams. Which one will emerge from the latest Donner Pass Derby? It should be a great one to watch.
Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday evening have Sacramento at (+275) and Reno at (-125), with odds of a draw at (+250). That means Reno are considered big favorites at home for this game, we shall see.
How to Watch:
Saturday’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 6:30 pm PT at Greater Nevada Field in Reno with kickoff to follow.
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