MLS Los Angeles vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 3/30/2024

Los Angeles (2-2-1) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (1-2-2) on Saturday, March 30th. This match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. The match is scheduled for 4:00 PM ET.

Los Angeles vs Colorado Rapids SC

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Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Los Angeles hosted Nashville SC, winning by a score of 5-0. The over/under line heading into the match was 2.5 goals, and the five combined goals easily surpassed this figure. Los Angeles had a money line payout of -215.

Los Angeles’ offensive attack took a total of 27 shots and 12 shots on goal. Seven of their corner opportunities came in the second half. Denis Bouanga had a big offensive night, scoring twice on his seven total shot attempts.

Los Angeles’ attack also got a goal from Cristian Olivera and Eduard Atuesta. Overall, three other players besides Bouanga found the net, and four different players picked up at least one assist.

Through five matches, Los Angeles has a record of 2-2-1, which has them sitting in 6th place in the Western Conference. Both of their wins have come at home, as they are 2-0-1 in those matches. Overall, they have been favored in all five of their matches, going 2-2-1 in those contests. After this match, they will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at home on Saturday, April 6th. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-2-1, with their two wins coming against Seattle Sounders FC and Nashville SC.

Colorado Rapids SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. This match took place on their home pitch, and they went into the game as the slight favorite at -115. The over/under line was 2.5 goals.

Overall, the offensive attack for the Rapids was rather limited, taking just three shots on goal and 10 shots overall. Djordje Mihailović was the most active player on the offensive end, finishing with two shots on goal and three shots total.

On the defensive end, the Rapids didn’t give up a single corner kick and intercepted 10 passes. Despite these solid defensive numbers, though, Zack Steffen and the Colorado defense gave up a goal on Houston’s only two shots on goal.

Through five matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 1-2-2, putting them 10th in the Western Conference. They have struggled at home, going 0-1-1, and have been favored in two matches, going 0-1-1 in those contests. Their last match was a 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo at home on March 24th. Overall, they have just five points, two behind the Chicago Fire and three ahead of Orlando City.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

The Los Angeles offense has been solid this season, ranking 15th in the MLS in goals scored at 1.4 per match. Timmy Tillman is the top scorer for Los Angeles and is 24th in the MLS with two goals. Cristian Olivera is the leader in shots on goal for Los Angeles and is 3rd in the MLS with nine shots on goal. Denis Bouanga is 10th in the MLS in assists and leads Los Angeles in that category.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids SC have struggled to find the back of the net this season, as they are 28th in MLS in goals per match at 0.8. Calvin Harris is the team’s top scorer, as he has found the back of the net once this season, which is 93rd in MLS. Cole Bassett has also scored once this season and is 42nd in MLS in shots on goal. Harris is also the team’s leader in assists.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles has been solid on defense this season, allowing 1.2 goals per match, which is 12th in the league. They are 7th in blocked shots and 16th in interceptions. They have given up six goals over their last five matches, but they did have a clean sheet against Nashville SC, who is 25th in scoring. Hugo Lloris is 3rd in clean sheets and 5th in saves.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Los Angeles offense, the Colorado Rapids defense is currently 20th in the MLS, allowing 1.6 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, giving up just one goal in each of their last four matches. This includes matches against the 20th and 25th ranked offenses in the league. Zack Steffen has started five matches and is 44th in the MLS with zero clean sheets. He is also 31st in the league with seven saves.

Los Angeles vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw with a payout of +245. Coming into the match, Los Angeles is one of the top teams in the MLS in shots on goal, and they are also 7th in blocked shots. Our projections have Denis Bouanga as the top goal-scoring threat for Los Angeles. On the other side, Kevin Cabral has the best odds to score for Colorado.

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