Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Philadelphia Union managed a third consecutive MLS win after beating Houston Dynamo 2-0 at the Gillette Stadium. Fabrice Picault scored for the second consecutive game to give Philadelphia the lead after just 17 minutes. The home team were able to double their advantage through Ilsinho just before the break. Philadelphia goalkeeper Alex Blake had to make some crucial saves to keep Houston out. Colorado Rapids fell to another away defeat, as they lost 3-0 against Chicago Fire. Nemanja Nikolic continued his hot streak by scoring twice to get to 10 goals for the campaign, while David Accam scored the other goal to extend Colorado’s disappointing form. 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Philadelphia Union had never managed a home win over Colorado Rapids in five attempts. However, the team comes on the back of three consecutive wins – home and away. Colorado Rapids’ poor form took another turn for the worse following a 3-0 loss against Chicago Fire. Confidence is extremely low amongst Colorado. Hence, I would back Philadelphia Union's first home win over Colorado. Colorado Rapids have failed to score in four out of the last five games. It is a similar record even when it comes to away games. Philadelphia have managed four consecutive clean sheets, and goalkeeper Alex Blake is on top form. Hence, I would back a clean sheet for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Union win – 10/11

Philadelphia Union clean sheet – 7/4

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Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Philadelphia Union 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 10 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Philadelphia Union Form Guide

Philadelphia Union Team Logo

Philadelphia Union

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

26-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-08-2018

US Open Cup

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Philadelphia Union Preview

Philadelphia Union have managed a stunning turnaround in form after having had a poor start to the season. The club went eight games without a win, but they have now managed three consecutive victories to move within one place behind the play-off places in the Eastern Conference table. Even more incredible is the club managing four consecutive clean sheets with goalkeeper Alex Blake receiving a lot of plaudits for his recent performances. The club's home in front of goal has also improved tremendously with 12 goals in the last five matches. Charles Sapong is the top scorer with seven league goals in 11 appearances.

Philadelphia Union Team News

Maurice Edu (tibia and fibula fracture), Joshua Yaro (shoulder), Ken Tribbett (Achilles tendon), Brian Carroll (disc), and Roland Alberg (thigh) are the players unavailable for Philadelphia Union.

Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids showed a mammoth improvement in performances in the 3-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes, but they have now slipped back into poor form following an extremely disappointing game against Chicago Fire. Colorado offered little going forward, while they were unable to prevent Chicago's powerful forwards running riot. Colorado Rapids have now failed to score in four out of the last five league matches. In the last match, there was little sign of Matt Lampson’s goal being opened up. No player in the Colorado Rapids team has scored more than two goals.

Colorado Rapids Team News

Bismark Adjei-Boateng (vertebral fracture) is the only player on the sidelines for the Colorado Rapids.

Philadelphia Union Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Andre Blake 193 79
28 LB Raymon Gaddis 176 60
3 CD Jack Elliott - -
5 CD Oguchi Onyewu 194 95
32 RB Giliano Wijnaldum 181 75
11 CDM Alejandro Bedoya 178 73
6 CDM Haris Medunjanin 188 80
25 CM Ilsinho 170 70
22 CM Fabrice Picault 173 63
14 CM Fabian Herbers 182 70
17 CF Charles Sapong 185 84
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Howard 187 90
2 LB Mike da Fonte 184 74
24 CD Kortne Ford - -
44 CD Axel Sjoeberg 201 95
3 RB Eric Miller 186 -
45 LM Joshua Gatt 177 72
15 CM Sam Hamilton 183 84
90 RM Mohammed Saeid 170 64
22 CM Micheal Azira - -
29 CF Caleb Calvert 188 -
9 CF Kevin Doyle 180 79