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

  • 17:00
  • Expired
  • Yankee Stadium
New York City
Colorado Rapids

odds when tipped

odds when tipped

Tip Reasoning

New York City were hoping that this would finally be their year in the MLS. They may have only come into the league in the past five years, but with the amount of investment they have received the fans are now expecting the silverware to start rolling in.

Indeed, they started the season in that vein as they went unbeaten for their first eight matches, winning five of them. An added bonus was last season’s champions Toronto FC suffering a dire start to the campaign, but a 3-0 loss at Portland Timbers has seen their confidence drop off dramatically.

Last weekend they played out a respectable 2-2 draw at Los Angeles FC, but they have only won one of their last five games in the league and now sit four points adrift of leaders Atlanta United. All is not lost by any stretch of the imagination, but the hosts know that they need to get some momentum back in order to keep pace with the leaders.

Colorado Rapids also started the season positively as they looked to make amends for their fall from grace last year. They finished second from bottom in the MLS Western Conference just a year after being narrowly pipped to the top spot by FC Dallas, and it looked like they might be back to their best as they avoided defeat in four of their opening five games.

Just like New York City, they have seen their fortunes reversed. Rapids have now lost four games on the trot and find themselves 10th in the Western Conference again, already five points adrift of the playoffs. Admittedly they do have games in hand on many of the teams above them, but they are of no use if they can’t pick up points.

A home win is looking by far the most likely outcome here. For all of New York City’s inconsistencies they have still won all four of their MLS games at the Yankee Stadium this season, and they only lost twice there all last season. Meanwhile, Colorado Rapids have failed to win any of their four trips away this term and have lost three of them.

A high scoring match is also a possibility. Three of the hosts’ four home games this season have seen at least three goals scored and they themselves have averaged 2.75 goals per game, so we think a New York City Win and Over 2.5 Goals looks the best option along with a 3-1 correct score predictions.

Featured Matches

See All

Today's Tips

See All