Colorado Rapids SC vs Real Salt Lake MLS Betting Prediction

Colorado Rapids SC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction 3/10/2024

Colorado Rapids SC (0-1-1) travel to face off against Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) on Sunday, March 10th. This match will be played at America First Field in Sandy, UT. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while Colorado Rapids SC will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

Colorado Rapids SC vs Real Salt Lake

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Colorado Rapids SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a draw vs. Nashville SC. This match took place on their home pitch, but they needed the draw odds as well as a +105 payout. The two combined goals were right in line with the pre-match over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Colorado’s offense didn’t have a single player score a goal, with the own goal being the only score for the club. Midfielder Cole Bassett was the only player to have more than one shot on goal, and overall, the club took just two shots on goal and eight shots overall.

On the defensive end, the Rapids intercepted seven passes and blocked two shots. However, three shots on goal were taken by Nashville, with one finding the net. Zack Steffen finished with one save and didn’t get a decision.

Through two matches, the Colorado Rapids have just one point, putting them 13th in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match, going 0-1-1, and their only point came in a draw at home. After this match, they will head out on the road again, taking on the Seattle Sounders on March 16th. In the Western Conference, they are just one point behind Orlando City SC and the Houston Dynamo, who are tied for 10th.

Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Real Salt Lake hosted Los Angeles FC, picking up a 3-0 win. Salt Lake was the underdog in this match, which had a three-goal total after starting with an over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Salt Lake was led by Carlos Gomez, who scored two times on his three total shots. Cristian Arango was another key player for the club, scoring one time and finishing with one assist.

Zac MacMath had a busy day at goalie, making seven saves on Los Angeles’ six shots on goal. Overall, Los Angeles took 16 shots and had eight corner kicks.

Through three matches, Real Salt Lake has a record of 1-1-1, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. Their only win came at home against Los Angeles FC, as they are 1-0-0 at home and 0-1-1 on the road. Overall, they have been an underdog in all three matches, going 1-1-1 in those contests. Next up, they will head on the road to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 23rd.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

The Colorado Rapids SC have struggled to find the back of the net this season, as they are 24th in MLS with 0.5 goals per match. Calvin Harris is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net once this season, which is 35th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 124th in the league. Overall, the Rapids are 25th in MLS in shots on goal and corners. However, their passing percentage is 3rd in the league at 86.3%.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

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Real Salt Lake has been an average offensive team this season, ranking 10th in the MLS with 1.3 goals per match. They are also 20th in shots on goal and 12th in corners. Cristian Arango is their top scorer, ranking 5th in the league with 2 goals. Carlos Gómez is 6th in the MLS with 2 goals and leads the team in shots on goal. Overall, they are 22nd in passing percentage.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Real Salt Lake, the Colorado Rapids’ defense has struggled mightily this season, as they are currently 29th in goals allowed per match (2.5). They are also near the bottom of the league in blocked shots and interceptions. In goal, Zack Steffen has made just two starts and is currently 30th in saves and 26th in clean sheets.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goal per match, which is 10th in the MLS. They will be facing a Colorado Rapids offense that is ranked 24th in scoring. Zac MacMath has been the top goalkeeper for RSL, and he leads the league with 15 saves. He also has one clean sheet, which is tied for 3rd in the MLS. Overall, RSL is 3rd in blocked shots and 8th in interceptions, but they are 21st in fouls committed.

Colorado Rapids SC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we have Real Salt Lake and Colorado both finding the back of the net once. This is a matchup between a Real Salt Lake club that is 8th in the MLS in shooting percentage, taking on a Colorado Rapids team that is 29th in goals allowed. Our top pick to score a goal in this one is Cristian Arango for Real Salt Lake. On the other side, look for Kevin Cabral to find the net for Colorado.

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