Colorado Rapids SC vs New York City FC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Colorado Rapids SC vs New York City Prediction 5/5/2024

Colorado Rapids SC (4-3-3) travel to face off against New York City (4-4-2) on Sunday, May 5th. This match will be played at Citi Field in New York, NY. New York City 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 New York City. The match is scheduled for 4:00 PM ET.

Colorado Rapids SC vs New York City

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Colorado Rapids SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati. This match was played on Cincinnati’s home pitch, and the Rapids went into the match as the heavy underdog at +370. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Colorado’s attack took a total of nine shots, three of which were on target. The Rapids’ only goal was scored by Moïse Bombito, who took just one shot and needed an assist from Djordje Mihailović to score. Overall, Colorado had six corner kicks.

On the defensive end, things were busy for goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who finished with seven saves on Cincinnati’s nine shots on target. As a defensive unit, the Rapids intercepted 17 passes and blocked two shots.

Through 10 matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 4-3-3, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference. They have been a bit better on the road, going 2-2-2, compared to 2-1-1 at home. Over their last four matches, they have gone 2-1-1. Following this match, they will return home to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on May 12th. In the standings, they are tied with the Los Angeles FC and Columbus Crew, all with 15 points.

New York City Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, New York City hosted the Charlotte FC and came away with a 2-1 win. The money line payout for New York City was -125, and the three combined goals surpassed the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

New York City’s attack took a total of 17 shots and seven shots on goal. Four of these seven shots on target came from the trio of Julián Fernández, Keaton Parks, Alonso Martínez, and Santiago Rodríguez. Parks and Martínez each scored one time apiece.

On the defensive end, New York City intercepted eight passes and finished with five blocked shots. Goalie Matt Freese made a total of six saves on Charlotte’s eight shots and seven shots on target.

Through 10 matches, New York City has a record of 4-4-2, which has them sitting in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They have won three straight matches and have a home record of 4-1-1. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, going 4-1-1, and have been the underdog in four matches, going 0-3-1. After this match, they will hit the road to take on Toronto FC on May 11th. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 4-1-2.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

Colorado Rapids SC has been averaging 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 15th in the MLS. They have taken an average of 4.1 shots on goal, which is 22nd in the league. They have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in each of their last four matches. They have also been out-cornered by their opponents in 50% of their matches. Rafael Navarro is their leading scorer with four goals, which is 20th in the MLS. He is also their leader in shots on goal. Djordje Mihailović is their leader in assists with two, and he is also third on the team in goals scored.

New York City Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, New York City has scored 1.1 goals per match, which is 23rd in MLS. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Santiago Rodríguez is the top scorer for New York City and is 19th in MLS with four goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 13th in MLS. Overall, New York City is 14th in MLS in shots on goal, and they have taken more shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. They have also had more corners than their opponent in 60% of their matches this season.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against New York City, the Colorado Rapids are 17th in MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.5. They are also 6th in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions. Over the last three matches, they have given up an average of 1.0 goals per match. Keeper Zack Steffen is 9th in MLS in saves and has one clean sheet this season.

New York City Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Colorado Rapids, the New York City defense is 4th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.0. They have been playing well of late, giving up just 0.7 goals per match over their last six matches. This includes a shutout against the 29th ranked offense in the New England Revolution. Keeper Matt Freese is 15th in the MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 7th in saves with 34.

Colorado Rapids SC vs New York City Prediction

With New York City coming in with the 4th best goals allowed defense in the MLS, we see this one ending in a 1-1 draw between Colorado and New York City. Coming into the match, both clubs are in the top 10 in terms of fewest goals allowed, and our projections have both teams getting two shots on goal. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Kevin Cabral for Colorado Rapids SC.

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