Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

The misery for Colorado Rapids compounded after a 2-1 opening day defeat against New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Diego Fagundez provided the opening goal just a few minutes into the second-half. Even though Colorado recovered through Niki Jackson’s goal, a late free-kick from Chris Tierney was deflected by the wall and into the net – leaving goalkeeper Tim Howard helpless. Sporting Kansas City picked up a second consecutive league win after beating San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 at home. Ilie Sanchez provided the opening goal from the penalty spot in the first half, but San Jose were level in just a few minutes through Valeri Qazaishvili. Kansas City Wizards produced a strong response in the second-half with Graham Zusi and Felipe Gutierrez scoring in a ten-minute spell. Chris Wondolowski’s late goal did make the game nervous, but the hosts held on for a win.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

The Rapids have once again made a disappointing start to the season. The visit of Kansas City Wizards cannot come at a worse time, even if the Rapids have a strong home run over this opponent. The Rapids have been able to pick up four consecutive home wins over Kansas City Wizards, but the visitors carry the better momentum and form. I would back a win for Sporting Kansas City.

All of the last three matches for Colorado Rapids against Kansas City Wizards at home have ended up with a 1-0 score. The probability of the score repeating itself is very remote. The Wizards have had a strong attacking display, while struggling at the back. Even if the Rapids fail to score in the game, I would back over 2.5 goals in total since the Wizards look strong going forward.

Sporting Kansas City win – 7/4

Total goals over 2.5 – 6/5

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

Sporting Kansas City scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1

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

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Sporting Kansas City Form Guide

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo

Sporting Kansas City

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W H

17-06-2018

US Open Cup

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-07-2018

US Open Cup

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Colorado Rapids Preview

The Rapids have come in with a disastrous start to the 2018 campaign. Just in few days after being knocked out of the CONCACAF Champions League, the club began the campaign with a defeat against New England. However, the manner of the defeat and performance in the game suggests that the Rapids may be looking for a much better finish than the 10th place occupied by the club last season. Last season, the Rapids scored the fewest goals in the Western Conference and the team has come up with just one goal in the last three competitive games.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Jack McBean (knock), Shkelzen Gashi (calf), Kip Colvey (thigh), and Kortne Ford (ligament) are unavailable due to injuries for Anthony Hudson.

Sporting Kansas City Preview

Sporting Kansas City have been involved in back-to-back thrillers, which have also helped the club make-up significant ground since the opening day defeat against New York City. Peter Vermes is aware about his team sitting level on points with the likes of Vancouver, but the defensive performances have to improve a lot if Kansas City are to progress further in the MLS Cup. The Wizards have scored the highest number of goals (7), a record shared with Atlanta and Houston, after the first three games.

Sporting Kansas City Team News

Brad Evans (back) and Gianluca Busio (eye) are the players unavailable for Kansas City. Daniel Salloi is away on international duty.

Colorado Rapids 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

Sporting Kansas City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Sporting Kansas City Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Howard 187 90
27 CD Deklan Wynne 178 -
4 CD Danny Wilson 187 79
5 CD Tommy Smith 185 77
94 LM Marlon Hairston 183 -
8 CM Johan Blomberg 177 65
19 CM Jack Price 170 71
90 CM Enzo Martinez - -
2 RM Edgar Castillo 175 66
10 CF Joe Mason 176 75
14 CF Dominique Badji - -
No. Pos Player M kg
29 GK Tim Melia 185 86
8 LB Graham Zusi 178 72
3 CD Ikenna Ike Opara 188 82
5 CD Matt Besler 183 77
15 RB Seth Sinovic 178 77
21 CM Felipe Gutierrez 174 64
6 CM Ilie Sanchez 180 77
17 CM Roger Espinoza 178 74
10 LF Yohan Croizet 178 79
14 CF Khiry Shelton 191 -
7 RF Johnny Russell 178 67