Colorado Rapids vs New York City FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kick Off: 02:10 Hrs

Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park

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Colorado Rapids vs New York City FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Colorado Rapids came up with a tactically astute performance to beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 at the BBVA Compass stadium. After having defended resolutely for much of the game to prevent Houston Dynamo’s famed counter-attacks, Colorado came up with a late goal. Dominique Badji scored in injury time to hand the away team three points. New York City’s five-game unbeaten run ended with a 1-0 home defeat against Portland Timbers. Diego Valeri was able to score the only goal of the game just before half-time after Andrea Pirlo was pinched off the ball. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Both teams come into the game with a contrasting set of fortunes; Colorado ended a run of four consecutive losses and secured the first win in 10 league games, while New York City suffered a first defeat at home since May 2017. However, Colorado have been unable to build on the victories in the past. Only twice this season have Colorado been able to follow a victory with a positive result, and I see excellent value in backing New York City to recover with an away win.

Colorado Rapids may be one of the lowest scorers in the division, but they have failed to score only once in the last six matches at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. New York City have not been defensively solid over the last few weeks, as they have conceded 11 goals in the six away games. Once again, I see value in backing both teams to score.

New York City win – 7/5

Both teams to score – 7/10

 

New York City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

New York City FC have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 3 games against Colorado Rapids

AVG Goals

0.8

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

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

13-08-2017

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-08-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

27-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-09-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

10-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

New York City FC Form Guide

New York City FC Team Logo

New York City FC

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

22-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-07-2017

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-08-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

13-08-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-08-2017

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-08-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids were able to end a run of four consecutive defeats with the unlikely away win over Houston Dynamo. However, it is difficult to back the club to go on a run of victories from this position, as they have been unable to do so this season. Colorado Rapids have been able to string together more than one win only once this season. Four out of the seven wins for the club this season have been followed by a loss in the subsequent game. Colorado Rapids are one of the poorest scorers in the division with only 25 goals in 27 games.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Kevin Doyle (concussion) is the only player unavailable for Colorado Rapids.

New York City FC Preview

The lack of a David Villa was quite apparent for New York City in the recent home match against Portland Timbers, and the defeat left the club second in the table. Furthermore, it has opened up the possibility of being caught by Chicago Fire, who are only five points behind with six games left in the season. Manager Patrick Vieira will have reasons to be concerned about the second spot, as New York City are on the road in four out of the next five games. The club’s away form is not great with just five wins in 13.

New York City FC Team News

Ronald Matarrita (toe), Ethan White (calf), Mikey Lopez (foot), Miguel Camargo (hip), and Maxime Chanot (hernia) are ruled out of the game, while Yangel Herrera (groin), David Villa (thigh), and Alexander Ring (toe) are being monitored on a daily basis.

Colorado Rapids Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

New York City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 New York City FC Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Tim Howard 187 90
3 LB Eric Miller 186 -
24 CD Kortne Ford - -
5 RB Mekeil Williams 174 -
44 CD Axel Sjoeberg 201 95
22 CDM Michael Azira - -
94 CM Marlon Hairston 183 -
33 CDM Jared Watts - -
90 CM Mohammed Saeid 170 64
45 CM Joshua Gatt 177 72
14 CF Dominique Badji - -
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Sean Johnson 193 98
13 CD Fredric Brillant 187 73
6 CD Alexander Callens 183 76
2 RB Ben Sweat - -
27 LB R. J. Allen - -
11 CDM Jack Harrison - -
15 CM Thomas McNamara - -
21 CDM Andrea Pirlo 177 68
10 CM Maxi Moralez 160 57
23 CM Rodney Wallace 180 75
19 CF Khiry Shelton 191 -