FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 4/21/2024

FC Dallas (1-4-2) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (3-2-3) on Sunday, April 21st. This match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Colorado Rapids SC is coming off a win in their previous match, while FC Dallas played to a draw vs. Colorado Rapids SC. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids SC

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FC Dallas Is Coming Off A Draw

FC Dallas went into their last match as the underdog, hosting Seattle Sounders FC. The two clubs played to a 0-0 draw, and heading into the match, FC Dallas was at +215 on the money line. The match only had a total of two goals, which was below the line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, Dallas took 13 shots and two shots on goal. Their four corner kicks, though, were matched by the three corners that Seattle took. No Dallas player had an assist, and as a club, they didn’t attempt a penalty kick.

Defensively, FC Dallas was solid, intercepting 10 passes and blocking two shots. Seattle took a total of eight shots and two shots on goal. Jesse Gonzalez held Seattle scoreless, and the club’s defense allowed just three corner kicks.

Through seven matches, FC Dallas has just one win, going 1-4-2, which has them 13th in the Western Conference. They have gone 0-2-1 on the road and 1-2-1 at home. Over their last seven matches, they have just one win, going 1-4-2. Their two draws have come in their last two matches, including a 0-0 draw vs. the Seattle Sounders on April 14th. Following this match, they will return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, April 28th.

Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Win

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to build off their last performance when they take on the San Jose Earthquakes. In their last match, they picked up a 3-0 win over the Earthquakes, and this win came on the road. The Rapids were the +245 underdog on the money line, and the three combined goals jumped past the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Colorado’s offensive attack was led by Rafael Navarro, who scored two times on his three total shots. Navarro also had a successful penalty kick and finished the match with a total of three shots on goal. Cole Bassett, who had one goal and one assist, was the only other player for the Rapids to score.

On the defensive end, the Rapids had a clean sheet, with Zack Steffen making a total of six saves. As a unit, the defense intercepted four passes and blocked seven shots. The Earthquakes also finished the match with 10 corner kicks.

Through eight matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 3-2-3, which has them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have been strong on the road, going 2-1-2, but have struggled to find success at home, posting a record of 1-1-1. Over their last six matches, they have gone 3-1-2, with their only loss coming at home to the Houston Dynamo. Following this match against FC Dallas, they will head out on the road once again to take on FC Cincinnati on April 27th. In the standings, they are tied with FC Cincinnati and Real Salt Lake, all with 12 points.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

FC Dallas has struggled to find the back of the net this season, as they are 28th in the league in goals scored. Illarramendi is their top scorer, finding the back of the net once this season. Petar Musa is the leader in shots on goal and assists for FC Dallas, and he has also scored one goal this season. Overall, FC Dallas is 17th in shots on goal and 14th in passing percentage in MLS.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids SC have been scoring at a solid clip this season, averaging 1.5 goals per match, which is 10th in the league. They’ve scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Rafael Navarro has been their top scorer, with four goals, which is 12th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with seven, which is 37th in the league.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

FC Dallas’ defense has been up and down this season, but they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. They have given up two or more goals in four of their seven matches this season. Maarten Paes is 10th in MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 10th in saves. Overall, FC Dallas is 14th in goals allowed, and they are 27th in blocked shots. They have given up three goals to the top-ranked offense in Vancouver, and they have given up two goals to the 15th and 16th ranked offenses.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Dallas, the Colorado Rapids’ defense is 17th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been better of late, allowing just one goal per match over their last three matches. Overall, they are 7th in blocked shots and 25th in interceptions. Keeper Zack Steffen is 12th in saves and has one clean sheet this season.

FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Our prediction for this FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids matchup in the MLS is to take Colorado on the money line at -118. Our projections have this one finishing in a 1-0 match in favor of Colorado. They have been the better offensive team this season, coming in 10th in goals scored and 7th in shooting percentage. Kevin Cabral is our top projected goal scorer for the match and has the best odds to score for Colorado.

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