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Colorado VS Minnesota

Colorado vs Minnesota

Colorado
Colorado
  • 1 - 0
  • Played

Minnesota

Preview
Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United FC face at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, in a match for the 0ª round of the MLS. The recent head‑to‑head record favours the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 13‑10‑2018, and ended in a (0‑2) win by Colorado Rapids.

This Saturday, Colorado Rapids host Minnesota United at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in a game to count for Major League Soccer. The two teams that face each other do not go through their best moments and need to evolve in the championship. We should not have a very technical game, but balanced should be, which requires more of the teams on the field. Therefore, the team which want a good result will need to unfold over the ninety minutes. The last time they met,  Colorado Rapids won 1-0.

Analysis of Colorado Rapids

The home team comes to this stage of the MLS (Regular Season) after having eliminated FC Cincinnati with a home win by (3‑1) in the previous round. For the league, Colorado Rapids won 8 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 1‑2 (3 out of 8 matches) and after the 90' 2‑3 (3 out of 8 matches). They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 7 of the last 8 for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Colorado Rapids's performance in MLS has left much to be desired and the team need to show something different. Because they have not yet found themselves the competition, they hope to get a reaction as soon as possible. All this so as not to run the risk of once again disappointing their supporters. So, the hosts will try to show a football more qualified and without errors, all this to see the good results appear. They have recently achieved good results in the competition and hope to keep pace.
They can not be fail at home and only the three points interest, so much that will do everything to conquer them. Therefore, acting well and not making mistakes can achieve a favorable outcome. In this way, the team need to act differently, with more attitude and determination, as this will have a probability of achieving a positive score. It's more than the time for Colorado Rapids to have a positive sequence of results and start to perform better. In this match Kortne Ford, Tim Howard and Danny Wilson will be out for being in the medical department.

Confirmed Lineup: T. Howard, K. Rosenberry, T. Smith, L. Abubakar, S. Vines, C. Bassett, K. Acosta, S. Nicholson, J. Price, K. Kamara, Andre Shinyashiki.
Coach: R. Fraser.

Analysis of Minnesota United FC

The away team comes to this stage of the MLS (Regular Season) after a home loss by (2‑3) against Philadelphia Union. In the last 8 away league matches Minnesota United FC has a record of 3 wins and 5 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 24 possible. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away mathes there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (61'‑75'); they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

The campaign presented by Minnesota United is certainly not bad, but the team will seek regularity throughout the rounds. The hosts know that the championship is difficult, so they should have a lot of competence to have a favorable campaign. Even in the face of an opponent with goals to achieve, they want a favorable score and will fight hard to win it. In the field they should impose themselves and not give spaces, even if they are playing away from their domains. With concentration and determination it is easier to approach a favorable score.
About the duel itself is difficult to say what has to be done, but basic things are clear. If the visitors have peace of mind to work the ball and reach the opposing box their chances of having a positive score increase. On the other hand, Minnesota United know they can not be careless with their defense either. This is said, because any mistake they make may result in the opponent's goal. So, the team expect a perfect performance to have a good result and grow in the championship. In this match Carter Manley, Kevin Molino, Chase Gasper and Boby Shuttleworth will be out for being in the medical department.

Confirmed Lineup: V. Mannone, Brent Kallman, H. Dotson, I. Opara, M. Boxall, L. Olum, M. Ibarra, E. Finlay, O. Alonso, A. Rodríguez, C. Quintero.
Coach: A. Heath.

Betting suggestion:

Needing to score points to get out of the bottom of the standings, Colorado Rapids will have to change their way of playing, thus trying to be more daring. Minnesota United are looking for a place in the playoffs, so try to take advantage of this match to get a good result away from home. It is expected that Colorado Rapids will take the initiative of the game, thus going up. On the other hand the visitors will be able to take advantage of the empty spaces and exploit the counterattacks. We see as a good betting option that there are more than 2.5 goals until the end of the match.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.
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MLS - 2019

  • 100% 421 / 421 Games

  • Home team wins 52.73%
  • Draws 21.85%
  • Away team wins 25.42%
  • Over 1.5 81.47%
  • Over 2.5 58.43%
  • Over 3.5 35.87%
  • Goals 1288
  • Goals /match 3.06
  • Goals /match home 1.79
  • Goals /match away 1.27
  • Both teams score 59.38%
  • Goals after 80' 17.7%
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