Colorado Rapids vs New York Red Bulls Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Tip Reasoning

At first glance the final score from Colorado’s narrow defeat at Western Conference leaders Sporting KC suggests that they were at least competitive in the contest. Rapids lost the game 1-0, though in reality, the scoreline could and maybe should have been far more emphatic.

Colorado had the woodwork and Tim Howard to thank for the score staying at a respectable number. The defeat was the third straight loss for the Rapids, who had been turned over by in form Orlando City and Real Salt Lake before their most recent mishap.

The defeat in Kansas left Colorado 3rd from bottom in the Eastern Conference and the Rapids could tumble all the way down to the foot of the table depending on results this weekend. To avoid slipping further down the rankings, the Rapids will have to overcome a New York Red Bulls side floating on air after their 4-0 demolition of local rivals City last weekend.

Colorado have a terrific record in this fixture, going unbeaten in their five previous meetings with the Red Bulls since 2008, though this weekend could very well see that proud record finally end.

New York RB played phenomenally well in the Hudson River Derby last week, smashing three first half goals past City on their way to a four nil win. In truth, that margin of victory could have been wider after City repeatedly crumbled under the Red Bulls’ high pressing.

The results shot the Red Bulls up to 5th in the Eastern Conference, while simultaneously knocking City off top spot. New York RB have now won three of their last four, with striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfield duo Alejandro Romeo and Florian Valot central to all of their good work.

The trio have scored eight of Red Bulls’ last eleven goals. The goals have been flowing in general for New York RB this season. They have registered twenty one goals already, a total bettered by just one club in the MLS, Atlanta United.

Over 2.5 goals were scored in each of their last six MLS games and with their ability to carve out goal scoring chances from multiple areas on the pitch, we recommend you take the over 2.5 goal option for their upcoming game in Colorado, but with a twist. The Red Bulls’ record of just one clean sheet in five means coupling that overs pick with the both teams to score option is a smart move.

New York RB have only won one of their three away matches so far, though they have a terrific chance to improve their fortunes on the road at a Colorado Rapids side on a three game losing streak. Rapids’ record in this fixture should temper expectations of a smooth ride for the Red Bulls however, which is why we’re advising you to take the New York Double Chance offer.

Our correct score prediction is tipping a 3-2 win for Red Bulls. Jesse Marsch’s men have scored at least three times in five of their last six matches. In form French midfielder Florian Valot has scored in each of his last two appearances and we’re backing the twenty five year old former Monaco trainee to bag another one on Sunday.

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