Colorado Rapids SC vs FC Cincinnati MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Colorado Rapids SC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction 4/27/2024

Colorado Rapids SC (4-2-3) travel to face off against FC Cincinnati (4-2-3) on Saturday, April 27th. This match will be played at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. FC Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous match, while Colorado Rapids SC played to a draw vs. FC Cincinnati. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Colorado Rapids SC vs FC Cincinnati

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Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, the Colorado Rapids hosted FC Dallas. The Rapids won this match by a score of 2-1, and they were the -150 favorite on their home pitch. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Colorado’s offense scored one time on their four shots on goal. Overall, they took 14 shots, and they needed a goal from Calvin Harris and an own goal from the FC Dallas offense to secure the win. Kevin Cabral finished with the club’s only assist.

Zack Steffen had two saves and allowed just one goal, which came on an own goal for the Rapids. This was enough for him to get the win, but he didn’t qualify for a clean sheet. The Colorado defense blocked six shots and intercepted 16 passes.

The Colorado Rapids SC will be on the road to take on FC Cincinnati. So far this season, the Rapids have a record of 4-2-3, which has them sitting in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches and are 3-0-1 in their last four. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-1-1, while they have been the underdog in six matches, going 3-1-2. Following this match, they will be back on the road to take on New York City FC on May 5th.

FC Cincinnati Is Coming Off A Win

FC Cincinnati will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over Atlanta United. This win came on the road and despite the over/under line being just 0.5 goals, they were still the +220 underdog.

Overall, the match produced exactly three goals. This means the offensive attack will have to pick up the pace a bit if the actual goal total surpasses the one goal pre-match line. Cincinnati’s offense scored twice on just three shots on goal and 19 total shots.

Luciano Acosta and Luca Orellano were the two players to score, with Acosta also picking up the assist on Orellano’s score. Acosta finished with four total shots, tying the club lead with Brenner.

On defense, Cincinnati allowed just one goal on Atlanta United’s four shots on goal. Alec Kann finished with three saves, and as a defensive unit, Cincinnati intercepted nine passes and blocked three shots.

In their first season in the MLS, FC Cincinnati has been up and down, going 4-2-3 through their first nine matches. They are currently in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind the Colorado Rapids SC. So far, they have been a better team on the road, going 3-1-1, compared to just 1-1-2 at home. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-2-2, including a win over the 2nd-ranked New York Red Bulls and a loss to the 10th-ranked CF Montréal. After this match, they will head out on the road to take on Orlando City SC on May 4th.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

The Colorado Rapids have been averaging 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 14th in the MLS. They have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Rafael Navarro is the team’s top scorer, as he has found the back of the net four times this year, which is 16th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has eight this season, which is 37th in the MLS.

FC Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

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Yūya Kubo is the top scorer for FC Cincinnati this season, and his three goals are 38th in MLS. Luciano Acosta is right behind him, as his three goals are 39th in the league. Acosta is also the leader in shots on goal for Cincinnati, and his eight shots on goal are 38th in MLS. Kubo is also the leader in assists for Cincinnati. This season, Cincinnati is 22nd in MLS in goals per match, and they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Cincinnati, the Colorado Rapids’ defense is 15th in MLS, allowing 1.4 goals per match. Over their last five matches, they have given up five goals, which is right at their season average. They have been solid against some of the weaker offenses in the league, giving up just one goal to both FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo. However, they did give up two goals to Inter Miami CF, who is 3rd in scoring. Zack Steffen has just one clean sheet this season and is 12th in saves.

FC Cincinnati Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Colorado Rapids, FC Cincinnati’s defense is currently 2nd in MLS in goals allowed at 0.9 per match. However, they are 17th in blocked shots and 18th in interceptions. Goalkeeper Roman Celentano is 3rd in MLS with three clean sheets this season. Over their last four matches, they have given up six goals, including two matches where they gave up two goals.

Colorado Rapids SC vs FC Cincinnati Prediction

Coming into this match, FC Cincinnati has been one of the top defensive teams in the MLS, allowing the 2nd fewest goals per match. Our prediction is that they will knock off Colorado Rapids SC by a score of 2-1. FC Cincinnati’s Aaron Boupendza is our top projected goal scorer for the match, and he has the 26th ranked Colorado Rapids SC offense going up against a Cincinnati club that is 12th in shots on goal.

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