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The wait is almost over for the MLS action scheduled for Saturday when Colorado Rapids will take on Los Angeles FC.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Colorado Rapids v Los Angeles FC match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Colorado Rapids will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Open Cup losing effort in their last game against Minnesota United.
In their past six games, Robin Fraser's Colorado Rapids have netted a total of 5 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC will go into this game following on from a 2-0 Open Cup win to beat Portland Timbers in their most recent match.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, Los Angeles FC have bagged the sum of 16 goals. Los Angeles FC have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 5 goals scored by their opponents. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 07/10/2018 shows that Colorado Rapids have won 2 of these & Los Angeles FC 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Rapids and 13 coming from LAFC. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was MLS match day 1 on 26/02/2022 when the final score was Los Angeles FC 3-0 Colorado Rapids.
That day, Los Angeles FC managed 50% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Carlos Vela (29', 35', 50').
On the other side, Colorado Rapids got 7 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Armando Villareal.
Team News: Colorado Rapids
Oliver Larraz (Tibia Fracture), Aboubacar Keita (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Braian Galván (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will not be taking part for Colorado Rapids gaffer Robin Fraser.
Team News: Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC manager Steve Cherundolo has multiple availability issues to deal with. Erik Dueñas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Eddie Segura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Brian Rodríguez (Hamstring Injury) are not ready for selection.
In our opinion, Los Angeles FC and Colorado Rapids may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park (18,061)
Captain: Jack Price
Chairman: Pádraig Smith
Manager: Robin Fraser
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Round of 32)