New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 7/13

New York Red Bulls (9-4-9) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (11-8-4) on Saturday, July 13th. 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 New York Red Bulls played to a draw vs. Colorado Rapids SC. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids SC

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New York Red Bulls Is Coming Off A Draw

The New York Red Bulls played to a draw in their last match, taking on the Philadelphia Union. This match was played on the road, and despite only needing a draw to win, they were still the pre-match favorite, but just barely at +128.

Heading into their last match, the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and the offensive unit finished with a combined five shots on goal and 16 shots. This was despite not taking any corner kicks in the match, compared to just three for the Union.

New York’s defense also played well, not allowing a goal on six shots on goal and 17 total shots. They were able to do a good job of blocking shots, finishing with three blocks, and intercepting seven passes.

In their last three matches, the New York Red Bulls have gone 1-0-2, including a 0-0 draw vs. the Philadelphia Union on July 6th. Overall, they are 9-4-9, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. On the road, they have gone 3-4-5, and they will be on the road vs. the Colorado Rapids SC, who are one point ahead of them in the standings. Following this match, they will return home to take on CF Montréal on July 17th.

Colorado Rapids SC Is Coming Off A Win

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to build off their 4-1 win over St. Louis City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, and they had a money line payout of -162.

The five combined goals easily surpassed the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals. The Rapids’ four goals came on just five total shots on goal, and they finished with four assists as a club.

Four different players found the net for the Rapids, with Cole Bassett, Kevin Cabral, Jon Lewis, and Darren Yapi all scoring. Bassett, Cabral, and Lewis also picked up an assist apiece.

On the defensive end, the Rapids allowed just one goal on St. Louis City SC’s three shots on goal. Zack Steffen made two saves overall, and the club blocked two shots while intercepting 18 passes.

Through 23 matches, the Colorado Rapids SC have a record of 11-8-4, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches and are 3-1 in their last four. Overall, they have been strong at home, going 7-2-2, while they are just 4-6-2 on the road. On July 8th, they defeated St. Louis City SC, and on July 5th, they took down Sporting Kansas City. Their only loss in their last four matches came on June 30th against the top team in the Western Conference, Los Angeles FC. After this match, they will head out on the road to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 18th.

New York Red Bulls Offense Breakdown

The New York Red Bulls have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 12th in the MLS in goals scored. Lewis Morgan has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net nine times, which is 21st in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 21st in the MLS. Dante Vanzeir is their leader in assists, with six on the season, which is 19th in the league. He also has two goals, which is 175th in the MLS.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids SC have been an above-average offensive team this season, ranking 8th in MLS with 1.8 goals per match. They have been able to generate shots on goal at a solid rate, ranking 12th in the league in that category. Rafael Navarro has been their top scorer this season, finding the back of the net 11 times, which is 11th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 7th in the league. Djordje Mihailović has been their top playmaker, ranking 16th in MLS with 6 assists. He is also 14th in the league in goals scored.

New York Red Bulls Defense Breakdown

Carlos Miguel and the New York Red Bulls defense have been solid as of late, allowing just two goals over their last three matches. However, they have not faced a top-10 offense during that stretch. Overall, they are 8th in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.2) and 16th in blocked shots. Carlos Miguel is 24th in saves and has four clean sheets this season.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Over their last six matches, the Colorado Rapids’ defense has been solid, giving up just five goals (0.8 goals per match). This includes two shutouts, and they have held opponents to one goal in three of their last four matches. However, they did give up three goals to the Los Angeles FC offense, which is ranked fourth in the league. Overall, they are 16th in goals allowed this season, and they are 14th in blocked shots and interceptions. Keeper Zack Steffen is 8th in MLS with five clean sheets.

New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Given that both teams are in the middle of the pack in terms of goals allowed, we see this one ending in a 1-1 draw between the New York Red Bulls and Colorado Rapids. Coming into the match, the Rapids have been slightly better on offense, both in terms of goals scored and shots on goal. Our prediction is that Jon Lewis will be the player to score for the Rapids, while Emil Forsberg has the best chance to score for the Red Bulls.

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