Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7th October 2018
Kick-off at 2:00 UK/ 3:00 CET
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City).
A season to forget for the Rapids as they have only 6 wins in 30 matches. The team managed by Anthony Hudson, will have to win their remaining games to finish on a positive note. Currently the team is 11th in the Western Conference.
A 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Seattle Sounders underlines their weaknesses at the back. Lack of possession and giving away cheap fouls out of desperation has been their prominent setback. Sounders back line had literally no pressure from the team from Denver, who mustered only one shot on target.
Rapids have not registered a single win from their last 5 matches. They will have to reinvent themselves against a Los Angeles FC side who are looking for a cementing their place in the table.
On the other hand, Los Angeles FC is third in the table. The team under Bob Bradley has managed to win 14 of their 30 games in the league. Only one defeat in the last 5 games makes the black and gold hot favorites for winning at Colorado. That came against Chicago Fire, a 3-1 defeat away from their home.
Mexican Carlos Vela is the major striking force for LA FC. With 11 goals and 7 assists he inspires the team to attack.
Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC: Head to head
Since this is LA FC’s inaugural season in MLS, the teams have only met once and that happened back in August when Los Angeles bagged a 2-0 home win on the back of second half strikes from Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi.
Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC: Prediction
Rapids have conceded over 2.5 goals at home in 13 game this season. With Vela lurking, home defenders will have to be on point. Also LA FC has scored in all 5 of their previous games. So viewers can expect some goals.
Vela’s team only failed to score in one away game this season. If no miracle happens they will walk away with an easy win this Sunday.
Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
HT/FT – Los Angeles/ Los Angeles @ 3.25 (9/4).