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New York Red Bulls take on Colorado Rapids in Tuesday’s forthcoming MLS clash.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for New York Red Bulls v Colorado Rapids, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-5 MLS loss in their previous game against Colorado Rapids.
In that match, New York Red Bulls managed 49% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For New York Red Bulls, the goalscorers were Dru Yearwood (6'), Aaron Long (9'), Lewis Morgan (28') and Tom Barlow (97'). For their opponents, Colorado Rapids got 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Diego Rubio (21'), Keegan Rosenberry (38'), Collen Warner (77'), Michael Barrios (80') and Dantouma Toure (89') scored for Colorado Rapids.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that New York Red Bulls haven’t conceded. The reality is that New York Red Bulls have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals along the way.
The numbers tell their own story, and Colorado Rapids have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. In defence, Colorado Rapids can certainly do much better. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 15/03/2014, there has been little between the sides with New York Red Bulls winning 2 of those games, Colorado Rapids 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 from Red Bulls and 7 coming from Rapids. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league clash between these clubs was MLS match day 34 on 31/08/2019 which finished with the scoreline of New York Red Bulls 0-2 Colorado Rapids.
That time, New York Red Bulls had 60% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
For their opponents, Colorado Rapids got 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Jonathan Lewis (14', 87') scored.
The referee was Rubiel Vazquez.
Team News: New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids manager Robin Fraser has to choose a team with limited availability. Aboubacar Keita (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jack Price (Calf Injury), Oliver Larraz (Tibia Fracture) and Braian Galván (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) can’t be considered.
For this match, we think that New York Red Bulls can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Colorado Rapids could well struggle getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them getting the chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a 3-1 margin for New York Red Bulls come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
New York Red Bulls
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (25,000)
Captain: Aaron Long
Chairman: Denis Hamlett
Manager: Gerhard Struber
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Eastern Conference)