Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Colorado Rapids were able to get a decent 1-1 draw with FC Dallas to remain above LA Galaxy in the table. Stefan Aigner came up with the first goal after just 15 minutes on the clock, but Dallas were not to be beaten on the road as they equalised in the 54th minute through Atiba Harris. Real Salt Lake were able to get a positive 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy in the recent visit to the Stubhub Centre. Bradford Jamieson provided the home team with a lead just before the first-half break, but Kyle Beckerman sprang up with an equaliser deep into injury time.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Rapids have a poor record against RSL after losing five out of the recent six meetings. Their only victory against this opponent during this period came in the home match back in May 2016. RSL come into the game on the back of a tremendous run of form in the last six matches. Colorado Rapids have little motivation in this game, while RSL can still qualify for the play-offs. This motivation can be a huge factor in the game, and I would back a win for Real Salt Lake.

Joao Plata enjoys playing against Colorado after having scored more goals against this team and LA Galaxy than against any other outfit. The 25-year-old has five goals in his 12 games against Colorado – including three in the last five. I would back Joao Plata to score anytime in the game.

Real Salt Lake win – 11/8

Joao Plata to score anytime – 6/4

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Real Salt Lake saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D H

08-10-2017

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-02-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-02-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Real Salt Lake Form Guide

Real Salt Lake Team Logo

Real Salt Lake

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

04-03-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

10-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

18-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids were able to get off the bottom of the Western Conference table following a return of four points in the last four league matches. The club will be able to finish just above LA Galaxy if they merely match the results of Sigi Schmid’s team. The Rapids have been struggling for form throughout the season and they have been able to make a surprise improvement in results – several weeks after the arrival of Steve Cooke as the interim manager. Dominique Badji’s form has been a key factor towards this run with the striker scoring nine goals to become the club’s top scorer of the season.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Mike Azira (ankle) and Mekeil Williams (ankle) are the players unavailable for Colorado Rapids.

Real Salt Lake Preview

Real Salt Lake have been one of the form teams in the MLS over the last few weeks after picking up four wins and a draw in the last six matches. As a result, only Columbus Crew have been able to take more points in this period than Real Salt Lake. This incredible turnaround in fortunes for Mike Petke’s team might have come a little too late, as the club may still miss out on the final series play-off places. RSL are one point behind FC Dallas and have to depend on Oscar Pareja’s team dropping points in the remaining two matches of the regular season. Yura Movsisyan, Albert Rusnak, and Joao Plata are the top scorers for the RSL with seven goals each.

Real Salt Lake Team News

Marcelo Fernandez is suspended for the game. Ricardo Velazco (ankle), Omar Holness (cruciate ligament), Jordan Allen (knee), Jefferson Savarino (ankle), Demar Phillips (hamstring), and Justin Schmidt (foot) are unavailable for the game.

Colorado Rapids Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Real Salt Lake Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake Sidelined Players

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