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We’re counting down to MLS action taking place on Sunday as Colorado Rapids come up against Vancouver Whitecaps.
View all of the Colorado Rapids v Vancouver Whitecaps predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Colorado Rapids will play in this game after a 0-0 MLS tied result against D.C. United.
In that game, Colorado Rapids had 49% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, D.C. United got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Colorado Rapids have really been misfiring in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opposing sides during their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Colorado Rapids have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 14. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action, Vancouver Whitecaps will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Vancouver Whitecaps managed 52% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. San Jose Earthquakes got 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Jeremy Ebobisse (4') and Jamiro Monteiro (34') scored for San Jose Earthquakes.
Looking at their form, and Vancouver Whitecaps have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. At the back, Vancouver Whitecaps seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 01/07/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Colorado Rapids winning 2 of those games, Vancouver Whitecaps 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Rapids and 8 netted by Caps. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league game featuring these sides was MLS match day 36 on 18/08/2022 which ended up with the score at Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Colorado Rapids.
In that match, Vancouver Whitecaps managed 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Ryan Gauld (14', 40').
For their opponents, Colorado Rapids had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Gyasi Zardes (76') scored.
The referee was Filip Dujic.
Team News: Colorado Rapids
Oliver Larraz (Tibia Fracture), Dantouma Toure (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Aboubacar Keita (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jack Price (Chest injury) and Braian Galván (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will be missing for Colorado Rapids gaffer Robin Fraser.
Team News: Vancouver Whitecaps
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is just the one fitness worry for the Vancouver Whitecaps boss Vanni Sartini to be concerned about. Déiber Caicedo (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
For this match, we think that Vancouver Whitecaps have it in them to put a goal past this Colorado Rapids team, but that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Colorado Rapids when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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)