Colorado Rapids vs Columbus Crew Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Colorado Rapids vs Columbus Crew Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Colorado Rapids came up with a spirited performance to secure a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City last weekend. A set piece goal from Kortne Ford in the 11th minute proved decisive, as there were no more goals in the game. Roger Espinoza was sent off late in the game for a second bookable offence. Columbus Crew produced a brilliant performance to secure a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders. Federico Higuain came up with the opening goal after just 10 minutes, while Justin Meram doubled their advantage 11 minutes later. A second-half goal from Ola Kamara crushed the opponents.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It would have been difficult to back Colorado Rapids against any other team, as the team’s form has been rather poor. However, home support coupled with Columbus Crew’s disappointing away form are factors that go in favour of Colorado Rapids, who have achieved back-to-back home wins coming into this game. The only away wins for Colorado Rapids on the road have been against strugglers DC United and Montreal Impact. Hence, I would back a Colorado Rapids win. Only one of the six recent meetings between the two teams has witnessed over 2.5 goals, as matches between these two opposition have largely been low scoring. Columbus Crew have averaged a goal per game in the away games, while Colorado Rapids also have a similar record in their home games. I would back this game to produce under 2.5 goals.

Colorado Rapids win – 11/10

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Colorado Rapids

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Colorado Rapids Form Guide

Colorado Rapids Team Logo

Colorado Rapids

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
D A

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

09-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

15-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

24-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids are set for a run of four consecutive home games, and they started this run in brilliant fashion after getting a win and a clean sheet last weekend. The club has struggled for results so far this season, and this form has largely stemmed from the away games. Colorado Rapids are yet to win an away match. In fact, they have not even taken a point from the six away games. As a result, the club will be pleased to remain at home comforts until the end of June. Dominique Badji is the top scorer for Colorado Rapids with three league goals.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Colorado Rapids will be without Jared Watts (calf) and Bismark Adjei-Boateng (vertebral fracture) due to injury. Bobby Burling is suspended for the game.

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew continued their topsy-turvy home form with a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders. The club has suffered two defeats in the last five home games, while they have been able to win the remaining three. On the road, Gregg Berhalter’s team have been extremely disappointing with four defeats in the last five games. It is a major cause for concern, and it is one of the reasons for Columbus Crew being unable to make a push for the top two places. Surprisingly, Columbus Crew have conceded the most goals (24) in the Eastern conference. Justin Meram and Ola Kamara are the top scorers with eight goals each.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (knee), Dilly Duka (calf), Ben Swanson (ankle), and Connor Maloney (concussion) are the players unavailable for Columbus Crew.

Colorado Rapids Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Colorado Rapids vs Columbus Crew Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Zac MacMath 188 80
2 CD Mike da Fonte 184 74
3 RB Eric Miller 186 -
24 CD Kortne Ford - -
94 LB Marlon Hairston 183 -
8 CM Dillon Powers 180 77
22 CM Micheal Azira - -
11 LM Shkelzen Gashi 182 75
90 RM Mohammed Saeid 170 64
14 CF Dominique Badji - -
9 CF Kevin Doyle 180 79
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Zack Steffen 190 -
3 CD Josh Williams 188 87
21 CD Alex Crognale 196 -
24 CD Nicolai Naess 182 80
25 LM Harrison Afful 168 64
8 CM Mohammed Abu 176 73
20 CM Wil Trapp - -
14 RM Waylon Francis 175 73
9 AM Justin Meram 185 75
10 AM Federico Higuain 172 68
11 CF Ola Kamara 183 78