Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids
USA Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 3 May 2021
Kick-Off at 03.00 UK
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Utah.
Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids are set to battle it out in the last game of the MLS Matchday No 3 on Sunday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Whitecaps are still handicapped due to coronavirus restrictions as they can’t play their home fixtures at BC Place in Vancouver. However, it did not prevent them from making a bright start to the new season.
Marc Dos Santos’ men took four points from the opening two MLS fixtures. Talismanic forward Lucas Cavallini made all the difference on the opening day, netting the only goal of the game against Portland Timbers.
They backed up the initial win with a point from the all-Canadian derby against Toronto last weekend. Also, they were even close to snatching the full spoils, but got unlucky to concede an equalizer eight minutes from time. Can they maintain the unbeaten record after the third round?
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids Head-to-head
- Colorado Rapids lead the head to head tie by just one win going into their 25th encounter with the Caps.
- It is worth noting that it has been two years since these two sides last met each other.
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option “landed” in five of the last six head to head affairs, including the previous meeting which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids Prediction
The Rapids will be looking for their inaugural win of the campaign when they travel to Rio Tinto Stadium. They played a goalless draw to Dallas on the opening day before suffering an unpleasant defeat to newcomers Austin last weekend.
Robin Fraser’s men did not concede a goal in the opening 150 minutes of the season only to ship three in the following eleven. That’s the time frame Austin needed to turn things around seven days ago at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Both teams have shown to be capable of keeping things quiet at the back in at least one of the opening two fixtures. This is a very important match for the visitors who clearly want to fix the impression from the opening two outings.
We don’t expect either of the two managers to take unnecessary risks in the final third and the Under 2.5 goals FT looks like a decent betting option at the odds of 2.30.
As for the outcome, we see the best value in the draw which is paid at the 3.60 odds.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.60
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.30.