New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 03, 2022 01:30 CET
On the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, there are two games in the MLS, and we have chosen for analysis the match between the New York Red Bulls and the Colorado Rapids.
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Before this match, the home team is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. In 22 matches played, they managed to record 10 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, with a goal difference of 34:25.
Although it was expected that the home ground would be a big advantage, this season it is not the case. At home, they won only 13 out of a total of 36 points and that is something they will have to change if they want to achieve a more significant result.
Recently, they have been playing very erratically, and there are frequent situations where after one victory they fail in the next two matches.
In the last championship match, they defeated Austin FC away from home with a lot of difficulties with 3:4, and it is obvious that their defensive line is not in top form, which even the Rapids team could easily take advantage of.
Although the Rapids still have a chance to make the playoffs, we are not too optimistic that it will happen. After 21 games played, they have 24 points, and are in twelfth place in the Western Conference table.
Away games are their weak point this season. In 10 games played, they have 3 draws and 7 losses, with 8 goals scored and as many as 21 goals conceded. By the way, in the last 5 away games they scored 5 and conceded 10 goals, which says enough that they play very openly and without too much focus on the defensive segment of the game.
As for the current form, in the previous 5 matches, they reached 8 points, and in those matches, a total of 16 goals were scored, so Rapids are currently one of the better teams in terms of efficiency in the league.
Good results at home will be very necessary for the team from New York during the playoffs, so they will have to improve their performance in front of their fans as soon as possible.
A few days ago, they were defeated by Barcelona at 2:0 in the preparatory match, and that match was a great experience for them before the decisive matches in the domestic championship.
The visiting team has not won in their stadium so far, so they absolutely deserve the epithet of outsiders. Despite their fluctuating form, the Bulls are much better than their opponents and we expect that difference to be visible on the field.
Prediction: BET BUILDER
1. Over 2 goals
2. Over 1 corner in the first half
3. Over 1 corner in the second half