Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 5/26/2024

Minnesota United (7-2-3) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (6-5-3) on Sunday, May 26th. This match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Minnesota United 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 Minnesota United. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids SC

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Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Minnesota United hosted the Portland Timbers and picked up a 2-1 win. The money line payout for Minnesota United was -136, and the three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Minnesota United’s attack took a total of 20 shots, six of which were on target. Jeong Sangbin and Robin Lod were the two players to score, with Lod and Joseph Rosales being the only two players to not convert on a shot.

On the defensive end, Minnesota United’s back line intercepted eight passes and finished with seven blocked shots. Dayne St. Clair made a total of four saves on Portland’s five shots on goal.

In their last four matches, Minnesota United has gone 3-0-1, with their only non-win coming in a draw vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy. Overall, they are 7-2-3, which has them in 2nd place in the Western Conference. On the road, they have been strong, going 4-1-0. After this match vs. Colorado, they will take on Los Angeles FC on May 30th.

Colorado Rapids SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to bounce back from a high-scoring loss to Real Salt Lake. This match saw a total of eight goals, and it took place on Real Salt Lake’s home pitch. The Rapids’ payout on the money line was +310.

Colorado’s offense took a total of 15 shots, with 10 of these being on goal. Three different players scored for the Rapids, and Cole Bassett was the only player to score and take more than two shots.

On the defensive end, things weren’t much better for Colorado, as they allowed five goals on Real Salt Lake’s 10 shots on goal. Zack Steffen finished with five saves, and the Rapids’ defense had just one interception to go with seven defensive clearances.

Through 14 matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 6-5-3, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in five matches, going 2-2-1 in those contests. Over their last seven matches, the Rapids have gone 4-3, with their most recent match being a 5-3 loss to Real Salt Lake. Following this match against Minnesota United, they will hit the road to take on the Houston Dynamo on May 30th.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

Minnesota United has been one of the more potent offensive clubs in the MLS this season, ranking seventh in goals scored at 1.8 per match. They have scored more than their season average in five straight matches. Tani Oluwaseyi is the club’s top scorer with five goals, which is also 22nd in the MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal. Robin Lod is the club’s leader in assists with seven, which is fourth in the league. He is also second on the club in goals scored.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids have been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 9th in goals scored and 16th in shots on goal. Rafael Navarro has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net eight times, which is 8th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 11th in the league. Djordje Mihailovic is the team’s leader in assists, and he has also scored three goals this season.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense is coming off a strong performance against the Portland Timbers, who are 4th in the league in scoring. They have given up just one goal in three of their last four matches. Overall, they are 8th in the league in goals allowed at 1.2 per match. They are also 7th in blocked shots and 1st in interceptions. Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has two clean sheets on the season, and he is 22nd in saves.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Minnesota United, the Colorado Rapids are coming off their worst defensive performance of the season, allowing five goals to Real Salt Lake. Overall, they are 22nd in MLS, allowing 1.6 goals per match. Keeper Zack Steffen is 12th in clean sheets with three and 8th in saves with 43. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match.

Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Our projections have this MLS matchup between Minnesota United and Colorado Rapids ending in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +285. Looking at the matchup, both teams are above average in terms of shooting percentage, but have been just average in terms of scoring goals this season. Our projections are giving Minnesota’s Teemu Pukki the best chance to score a goal, while we have Kevin Cabral as the top projected goal scorer for Colorado.

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