Colorado Rapids SC vs Seattle Sounders MLS Betting Prediction

Colorado Rapids SC vs Seattle Sounders Prediction 3/16/2024

Colorado Rapids SC (1-1-1) travel to face off against Seattle Sounders (0-1-1) on Saturday, March 16th. This match will be played at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. Colorado Rapids SC is coming off a win in their previous match, while Seattle Sounders played to a draw vs. Colorado Rapids SC. The match is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET.

Colorado Rapids SC vs Seattle Sounders

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Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Win

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to build off their last performance, as they picked up a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake. This win came on the road and as the heavy underdog, with their money line payout sitting at +350. The three combined goals jumped above the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Colorado’s attack took a total of 11 shots, six of which were on target. The Rapids’ offense scored on their only penalty kick attempt, with Cole Bassett and Rafael Navarro being the only two players to score. Bassett specifically took two shots on target, scoring on both.

Defensively, the Rapids allowed just one goal on Real Salt Lake’s four total shots on target. Zack Steffen made three saves and the club’s defense finished with two blocked shots. Overall, Colorado’s defense finished with 12 interceptions.

Through three matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 1-1-1, putting them in 7th place in the Western Conference. They have one win, one draw, and one loss. Their win came on the road against Real Salt Lake, who is currently tied with them in the standings. The Rapids have yet to play a match at home this season. Following their match against the Seattle Sounders, they will return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, March 24th.

Seattle Sounders Is Coming Off A Draw

The Seattle Sounders will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a draw vs. Austin FC. Heading into that matchup, they were the heavy favorite at -195 but were held without a goal, despite taking a total of 23 shots and three shots on goal.

Seattle’s offense was aggressive with their attack, finishing with nine corner kicks. However, none of these corner kicks turned into goals, and Austin FC’s defense blocked the same number of shots that the Seattle offense put on target.

On the defensive end, Seattle also had a strong showing, not allowing a goal on Austin FC’s two total shots and one shot on goal. They intercepted nine passes and blocked nine shots, with the club, as a whole, not allowing a single corner kick.

Through two matches, the Seattle Sounders have yet to pick up a win, going 0-1-1. Their one point has them in 13th place in the Western Conference, just behind the Houston Dynamo. On the season, they have played one match at home, earning a draw. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on March 24th.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

The Colorado Rapids SC have struggled to find the back of the net this season, scoring just 1.0 goal per match, which is 18th in the MLS. Their top scorer is Rafael Navarro, who has found the back of the net once this season, which is 51st in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with three, which is 40th in the league. Overall, the Rapids are 23rd in shots on goal and 29th in corners, but their passing percentage of 83.3% is 12th in the league.

Seattle Sounders Offense Breakdown

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Seattle Sounders have struggled to find the back of the net this season, scoring just 0.5 goals per match, which is 28th in MLS. Pedro de la Vega is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net once this season, which is 45th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with one this season, which is 131st in MLS. Overall, Seattle is 15th in MLS in shots on goal and 11th in corner kicks. They are completing 84.2% of their passes, which is 10th in the league.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

When it comes to defending, the Colorado Rapids have struggled this season, allowing 2.0 goals per match, which is 26th in the MLS. They are also 24th in blocked shots and 26th in interceptions. They will be facing a Seattle Sounders offense that is 28th in the league in scoring. Zack Steffen has started three matches in goal for the Rapids and is 30th in the MLS with four saves and has yet to record a clean sheet.

Seattle Sounders Defense Breakdown

Despite being 11th in goals allowed per match, the Seattle Sounders’ defense has been solid this season. They are 2nd in blocked shots and 19th in interceptions. They are also one of the most disciplined teams in the league, ranking 28th in fouls per match. Andrew Thomas has started two matches and has one clean sheet, which is 13th in MLS. He is 28th in saves.

Colorado Rapids SC vs Seattle Sounders Prediction

With both teams coming in with below-average offenses, we have this one projected to end in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +290. The Seattle Sounders have the edge in terms of shots on goal and interceptions, with Raúl Ruidíaz having the best chance to score a goal. As for Colorado, we are giving Kevin Cabral the best chance to find the net.

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