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- Colorado Rapids have won their last three home MLS games.
- Seattle Sounders have won their last three away MLS matches.
- At least four goals have been scored in five of the last six Colorado Rapids home games.
- There were four goals in the corresponding fixture last season.
Form points to plenty of goals in Denver
Colorado’s rise has been a surprise to many so far this season, but their playoff credentials will be given a stern test by the Western Conference leaders Seattle on Monday morning.
The Rapids are fourth in the standings after a 3-1 defeat to second-placed Sporting Kansas City last time out and will face the surging Minnesota United after the visit of the unbeaten Sounders.
Robin Fraser’s men may not be as flashy as some sides, but they are solidly built and currently possess the second-best defensive record in the west.
Seattle are the first team since 2014 (Real Salt Lake) to open an MLS season with 10 straight games without a loss, although they were frustrated not to beat struggling Vancouver (2-2) at home last time out.
The Sounders’ plus-13 goal differential is the best in the league and they might have the MLS’ top marksman in Peruvian poacher Raul Ruidiaz, who has nine for the campaign already.
Seattle’s strikeforce will give them a chance of winning wherever they go this season, but it is no surprise to see the Rapids installed as favourites for this one due to their home form.
We’ll pass on the match betting and look for value in the goals markets where Over 3.5 seems to be a nice price given the Rapids’ record of high-scoring home contests.
Colorado may edge this game in many ways but Ruidiaz’s predatory instincts can earn Seattle are share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
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