Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC (By: Dajkula)
Colorado faces Los Angeles in the 18`th round of the MLS. It has been a few weeks that the teams last played a league match but they have been involved in the US Open Cup matches. Most of the players were not involved in the national team matches but LA does have 3 starters still involved.
LA is leading the league and the division with 37 points. They have a 6 point advantage over Galaxy but also a game less played. Colorado is at the bottom of the division with 16 points and 4-4-9 so far.
Colorado is having a repeat of the previous season when they finished just above the last placed team in the division. The previous coach didn`t have much faith in the team and was replaced 2 months ago. The very familiar face Conor Casey took over. They started not so brightly and lost matches to Vancouver and Real Salt Lake, both at home. They have improved after that and are on a run of 7 unbeaten. The wins, however, came against the worst traveling teams of the league – Minnesota, Cincinnati, and Columbus. They still have some serious problems shutting teams down. Colorado has conceded the most in the league – 36 goals. The only real surprise so far came against Galaxy away from home when they won with 1:0.
Los Angeles is, how many describe them, the Man. City od the MLS. They have the best and the deepest squad. They have the national team coach - Bob Bradley and they play exciting football. They press high and love to have the possession. And when you have the likes of Rossi, Diomande, and Vela, things just happen. Rossi is scoring every other game while Vela is unstoppable. He has scored in the last 7 matches straight and is 16 for 16 played. Really remarkable results. The interesting thing is that the only times LA has dropped points is when they were stopped offensively. LA has super results and 11-4-1 so far. They scored 39 but conceded just 13 goals.
I doubt Colorado can stop them offensively. Not this defense. And Colorado has not scored against LA still. Los Angeles won the two matches with 2:0 at home and 3:0 away.
Colorado will be missing Ford(def.0-0), Wyne(def.11-0), Lewis(att.4-2) while LA is without Silva(def.3-0), Perez(att.6-0), Kaye(mid.15-3), Zimmerman(def.15-1) and Miller(keeper.16-0).
LA has some influential missings today but the squad is wide. They can surely win this game.
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Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC predictions
|Los Angeles||Pinnacle||1.72||6||1-0 LOST (-6 units)|
Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).