Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids SC MLS Betting Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction 5/16

Vancouver Whitecaps (5-3-3) travel to face off against Colorado Rapids SC (5-4-3) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Both Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids SC will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids SC

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Vancouver Whitecaps Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they took a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles FC. This match took place on the road, and the money line payout for the Whitecaps was +400. The three goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals while coming up just short of the three-goal line.

Vancouver’s offense took a total of 13 shots, with three shots being on target. Ryan Gauld, Levonte Johnson, and Pedro Vite all finished the match without a goal, despite taking two shots each and the club having five corners.

On the defensive end, things were tough for Yōhei Takaoka, who finished with four saves on LA FC’s seven shots on goal. Overall, the Whitecaps’ defense had five blocks, with the midfielders and forwards finishing with nine interceptions.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are in 4th place in the Western Conference, tied with the Colorado Rapids SC with 18 points. They have a record of 5-3-3, and their last five matches have resulted in just one win. They have been favored in six matches, going 2-2-2, and have been the underdog in five matches, going 3-1-1. This match vs. the Rapids is on the road, where they have a record of 3-1-1. After this match, they will take on the Seattle Sounders FC on the road on May 19th.

Colorado Rapids SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Colorado Rapids will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-2 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. This match took place on their home pitch, and the over/under line was set at 0.5 goals.

Going into the match, Colorado was the slight favorite at -139, despite their offense being led by Rafael Navarro and Omir Fernandez, who each scored one time. Overall, the Rapids took six shots on goal and 13 shots overall.

Zack Steffen didn’t make a save on the three San Jose shots on goal. The Rapids’ defense finished with just two interceptions and three blocked shots while the Earthquakes finished with five corners.

Through 12 matches, the Colorado Rapids have a record of 5-4-3, which has them in 6th place in the Western Conference. They have been slightly better on the road, going 3-2-2, compared to 2-2-1 at home. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-2, with their only win coming against New York City FC. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on Real Salt Lake on May 19th.

Vancouver Whitecaps Offense Breakdown

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 8th in the MLS with 1.6 goals per match. They have scored fewer goals than their season average in three straight matches. Brian White is their top scorer, ranking 18th in the league with five goals. Ryan Gauld leads the team in shots on goal and is 34th in the MLS. He has scored three goals this season, while Ryan Raposo has two goals and is the team’s leader in assists.

Colorado Rapids SC Offense Breakdown

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The Colorado Rapids SC offense has been led by Rafael Navarro, who has scored six goals this season, which is ninth in the MLS. Navarro is also the team leader in shots on goal, and his 13 shots on goal are 19th in the league. Djordje Mihailović is the team’s leader in assists, and his three assists are 24th in the MLS. As a team, the Rapids are 14th in the MLS in goals per match, and they are 21st in shots on goal per match. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches this season.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Colorado Rapids, the Vancouver Whitecaps are 9th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.2. However, they have given up three goals in two of their last five matches. They are also 24th in blocked shots and 18th in interceptions. Yōhei Takaoka is 5th in the MLS with four clean sheets, and he is 13th in saves with 33. Overall, the Whitecaps are 5th in the MLS in fouls per match.

Colorado Rapids SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Colorado Rapids’ defense is 15th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. Over their last seven matches, they have given up an average of 1.3 goals per match. They have two clean sheets this season, and their keeper, Zack Steffen, is 16th in MLS with two clean sheets. Overall, the Rapids’ defense is 13th in blocked shots and interceptions. They are also 8th in fouls committed. Over their last seven matches, they have given up three goals to the San Jose Earthquakes and two goals to Inter Miami CF.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids SC Prediction

Our projections for this MLS matchup between the Whitecaps and Rapids have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +270. This season, both the Rapids and Whitecaps have been just average in terms of goals scored, and they also come in with similar numbers in terms of shooting percentage. Our projections are giving Kevin Cabral of the Rapids the best chance to score a goal, while Ryan Gauld is the top projected goal scorer for the Whitecaps.

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