Match Preview for Colorado Rapids vs New England
- Tournament: USA – Major League Soccer
- Date: Saturday, 4th March 2017
- Kick off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
- Venue: Dick’s Sporting Good Park.
New England just failed to make it to the Final Series playoffs last year coming seventh in the Eastern Conference at the end of the season.
The Revolution have one of the toughest opponents possible to start the new campaign against as they will take on one of the strongest squads on the West.
The Rapids will, however, hardly replicate the tremendous campaign they have had in the last term when they came second in the Western Conference. The Final Series has seen them losing the Conference Finals to Seattle Sounders 3-1 on aggregate.
We don’t doubt they will be able to catch the playoffs with the rock solid defense which has been Pablo Mastroeni’s squad main characteristic last year.
New England Revolution
New England, on the other hand, lack the attacking potential since they were the second weakest attacking side in the competition last year.
The defensive line has been significantly changed between the two seasons as the Revs signed Benjamin Angoua and Antonio Delamea as the new center back’s duo.
Colorado Rapids vs New England: Head to head
The two sides have taken on each other just two weeks ago when the Rapids ended the negative streak in H2H games with the Revs by claiming a 1-3 victory on the road.
Colorado have 14 wins from 34 matches, while the visitors trail by three in spite of winning each of the previous three clashes in MLS without a single goal conceded.
Colorado Rapids vs New England: Prediction
We can see the hosts get off to a flying start against inexperienced New England’s defensive line.
The bookmakers have been more than fair offering the 4/5 odds on home win in this one.
Colorado Rapids vs New England: Betting Tips
- Home win is the number one betting pick at 4/5.
- Braver punters can go with HT/FT Colorado/Colorado pick at 15/8.