New England vs Colorado Rapids
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 00:30 UK / 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough.
New England are having their worst run in this season as they have failed to win in their last six league games. It became even worse when they failed to score for the fourth consecutive match as they were beaten 1-0 by New York Red Bulls on Sunday. With just 8 matches to go in the regular season and an 8th place in the Eastern Conference Standings, New England’s chances to make it into the play-off spot are slowly diminishing.
Colorado Rapids are second in the Western Conference table and are coming on the back of a 2-1 away defeat at Real Salt Lake. They do have 2 matches in hand as against the Conference leaders FC Dallas are still favourites to top the table. But they have managed just one win from their last 6 league games, lost 2 and drawn 3. And they must improve swiftly to avoid further damages.
New England vs Colorado Rapids: Head-to-Head
New England were 2-0 winners at Colorado when the two sides met in the only fixture between the two sides last season. They also won the lone meeting in the previous season by a 3-0 margin which put them on a two match winning run against the Rapids.
Colorado Rapid’s defeat last season was their first in 13 home meetings with New England. They also lost in the last two visits to New England and are win-less in the last three away games.
New England vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction
New England have a better head-to-head against Colorado Rapids in recent meetings. But their poor form has to be emphasized here and the Rapids are favourites to take all three points here.
Meanwhile, Rapids have are on a three match win-less run away from home and have scored only once during the process. While New England haven’t score in their last four matches in all venues. So this match could easily see under 2.5 goals.
New England vs Colorado Rapids: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Colorado at 17/20 (1.85)
Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75).