New York City vs Colorado Rapids: Preview and Prediction

New York City FC vs Colorado Rapids:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Kick-off: 20:00 UK Time
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx (New York).

New York FC and Colorado Rapids will battle it out at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

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New York City FC have been having a fair run this season, they are unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 games as they have won 5 and drawn. New York City have won 9 of their games so far this season and lost 7, they are on top of the MLS Eastern Conference with 33 points with 2 points above the second placed New York Red Bulls.

City have been good upfront, they have scored 35 goals this season but their defense is a thing of worry. The New York City have struggled defensively, they have conceded more than they have scored, they have conceded 39 goals giving them -4 goal difference.

Colorado Rapids are arguably the best team so far in this season, they are second in the MLS Western Conference table with 38 points and 3 games at hand, they are just 3 points below the leaders FC Dallas. They have won 10 games this season and lost just 2 games.

Colorado Rapids’ defense have been the bedrock of their good season, they have the best defensive record in the MLS having conceded just 14 goals in league so far, but hey haven’t scored much. They have scored 23 goals this season.

Key Facts

  • Colorado Rapids are unbeaten in their last 15 MLS games, 6 of those are away games.
  • New York City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 MLS home games.

New York City FC: Team News

Khiry Sjelton, Gomez and Brandt are all on injuries, while Mendoza, Ronal Matarrita and Andoni are yet to be confirmed fit for the game. Ethan white is suspended

New York City FC: Predicted Line Up

Saunders – Allen, Mena, Brilliant, Hernandez – Lampard, Iraola, Pirlo, Harrison, Vlla, McNamara.

Colorado Rapids: Team News (4-3-3)

Sean St. ledger, Serna and Jermaine Jones are all missing through injury.

Colorado Rapids: Predicted Line Up ( 4-2-3-1)

Howard – Burch, Sjoberg, Watts, Williams – Azira, Cronin – Garshi, Powers, Hairston – Doyle

New York City FC vs Colorado Rapids: Head to Head stats

Both teams have played just once against each other, the game ended goalless, with each sides going home with a point each.

New York City FC vs Colorado Rapids: Prediction

The game will be difficult to predict a straight winner, both teams have had decent run recently, the game could end in draw but that would be a risky prediction.

I think a double chance for the visitors is safer.

New York City vs Colorado-Statistical Prediction-MLS-30-July-2016

Tips
1. Colorado Rapids win or draw
2. Under 2.5 goals
3. Both teams to score (NO)