New England Rev. vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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New England Rev. vs Colorado Rapids Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

New England Revolution fell to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Philadelphia Union in the opening game of the 2018 MLS campaign. The Revolution were competing well, but the turning point came when Mlinar Delamea was sent off in the 24th minute. Anthony Fontana capitalised on the advantage to score just before half-time, while Charles Sapong added a second in the second-half. Claude Dielna was later sent off to make Revolution end the game with nine men. Colorado Rapids prepare for the first game of the MLS campaign and the team comes on the back of a goalless draw with Toronto. As a result, the Rapids have been knocked out of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-0 aggregate defeat against Toronto.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

New England Revolution will be looking to overcome the opening day loss and a game against Colorado Rapids is the perfect solution for the same. Last season, the Rapids had the worst away record in the Western Conference by a significant margin. The team lost 14 out of the 17 away games. The Revolution have claimed three consecutive home wins over the Rapids. I see an excellent price on offer to back a win for New England Revolution. Brad Friedel will have to come in with a makeshift defence, as Delamea and Dielna are suspended for the game. The absence of the first-choice centreback combination is a blow indeed, but Rapids showed in the CONCACAF Champions League games that they continue to possess a weak offence. I would go with a surprise clean sheet for New England Revolution.

New England Revolution win – 5/6

New England Revolution clean sheet – 7/4

New England Rev. saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

New England Rev. saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Colorado Rapids

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

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against New England Rev.

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

New England Rev. Form Guide

New England Rev. Team Logo

New England Rev.

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
L A

19-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

20-08-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

New England Rev. Preview

The Revolution started out with a disappointing outing against Philadelphia Union, but manager Brad Friedel will be keen to focus on the positives – like the performance until the red card to Delamea. The former US international goalkeeper will be stressing the importance of quickly moving away from the opening day defeat against Philadelphia, as the Revolution are at home in four out of the next five MLS matches. This presents the club with a great opportunity to get some wins under the belt and provide a platform for the rest of the campaign.

New England Rev. Team News

Defenders Antonio Delamea and Claude Dielna are unavailable for the game due to suspension. Zachary Herivaux (ankle) and Isaac Angking (illness) are also missing from action.

Colorado Rapids Preview

The Rapids have made a disappointing start to the campaign, as the team fell to a 2-0 aggregate loss against Toronto. The failure to score over both legs against Toronto, even if they are the reigning MLS champions, is a blow for Rapids ahead of the first MLS match for the 2018 campaign. The Rapids were lucky enough to avoid the bottom of the Western Conference table last season, as LA Galaxy took up this position instead. However, the club may not receive such assistance in this campaign.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Joe Mason (stomach), Kip Colvey (thigh), Kortne Ford (ligament), and Shkelzen Gashi (calf) are the players unavailable for manager Anthony Hudson.

New England Rev. 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 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

New England Rev. vs Colorado Rapids Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Matt Turner 190 82
15 LB Brandon Bye - -
2 CD Andrew Farrell - -
3 CD Jalil Anibaba 185 73
91 RB Gabriel Somi 176 67
6 CDM Scott Caldwell - -
23 CDM Wilfried Zahibo 189 77
11 CM Kelyn Rowe - -
14 CM Diego Fagundez 173 57
70 CM Cristian Penilla 174 75
10 CF Teal Bunbury 188 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Howard 187 90
27 CD Deklan Wynne 178 -
5 CD Tommy Smith 185 77
4 CD Danny Wilson 187 79
2 RM Edgar Castillo 175 66
8 CM Johan Blomberg 177 65
19 CM Jack Price 170 71
90 CM Enzo Martinez - -
94 LM Marlon Hairston 183 -
32 CF Jack McBean 183 79
14 CF Dominique Badji - -