New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

One of the top teams from 2016, New York Red Bulls had an excellent start to the MLS 2017 season after a 2-1 win over newly formed Atlanta United. The debutants took a shock lead through Yamil Asad in the 25th minute. Just when it seemed that they would create an incredible shock on the opening day, a second-half goal from Daniel Royer and an own goal from Anton Walkes provided the victory. Carlos Carmona was sent off late in the game. Colorado Rapids managed a trademark 1-0 win over New England Revolution thanks to a goal from Dominique Badji in the 52nd minute.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Colorado Rapids have managed just one win in the last six visits to the Red Bull Arena. However, they have scored in all of the visits. Only one meeting in the last six at all grounds has seen one of the teams fail to score. Hence, I would consider backing both teams to score in the game.

Apart from the last two games at the Red Bull Arena, this fixture has consistently provided over 2.5 goals. It makes sense to back more than 2.5 goals.

Both teams to score – 3/4

Total goals more than 2.5 – 17/20

 

New York Red Bulls Preview

New York Red Bulls did extremely well to overcome the CONCACAF Champions League exertions against Vancouver to get a victory over Atlanta United. An opening day defeat against a debutant franchise would have been disastrous to the team’s morale. New York Red Bulls are now unbeaten in the last 17 games in the MLS regular campaign. The club needs to avoid a defeat in just two more games in order to match the record set by Colorado Rapids in the 2004-05 season. While the win over Atlanta United masks the numerous off-field issues, the club are certainly still trying to get a strong footing under the new 4-2-2-2 system.

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Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids could not have made a better start to the MLS 2017 after managing a win and a clean sheet on the opening day. The news keeps getting better for Pablo Mastroeni with the club likely to have goalkeeper Tim Howard between the sticks for the game against Red Bulls. One of the hallmarks of the team has been strong defending, and it will be aided even further with the US international in goal. The club did not have to use Shkelzen Gashi in the opening game, but he is expected to feature against Red Bulls. Last season, Colorado Rapids had the meanest defence (32 goals) in the league.

Both teams to score - 3/4

 

New York Red Bulls Team News

Connor Lade (cruciate ligament) and Gonzalo Veron (hamstring) are the players to miss out for New York Red Bulls.

 

Colorado Rapids Team News

John Berner (wrist) and Shkelzen Gashi (Achilles) will be unavailable, while goalkeeper Howard is likely to return after featuring in the latest training sessions.

 

New York Red Bulls saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Colorado Rapids

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

Colorado Rapids saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against New York Red Bulls

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

New York Red Bulls Form Guide

New York Red Bulls Team Logo

New York Red Bulls

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

26-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

23-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-08-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Colorado Rapids Form Guide

Colorado Rapids Team Logo

Colorado Rapids

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
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)

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)

New York Red Bulls Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

0.9

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

New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Luis Robles 185 86
55 CD Damien Perrinelle - -
15 LB Salvatore Zizzo 180 80
33 CD Aaron Long 186 -
92 RB Kemar Michael Lawrence 177 81
8 CDM Felipe 171 67
77 LM Daniel Royer 177 73
27 CDM Sean Davis 182 66
16 RM Sacha Kljestan 185 72
99 CF Bradley Wright-Phillips 173 70
7 CF Derrick Etienne 178 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Howard 187 90
33 CD Jared Watts - -
44 CD Axel Sjoeberg 201 95
4 RB Marc Burch 188 83
3 LB Eric Miller 186 -
6 CDM Sam Cronin 178 75
22 CDM Micheal Azira - -
94 CM Marlon Hairston 183 -
8 CM Dillon Powers 180 77
14 CM Dominique Badji - -
29 CF Caleb Calvert 188 -