Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United Match Analysis and Prediction

After their upsetting 4-0 first home loss, Minnesota United FC will be travelling to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to play against the on form Corolaro Rapids. The match will take place on Saturday 8th June 2019 and is scheduled to kick off at 22:00GMT.

Colorado Rapids is enjoying an improved form and is hoping to maintain it over the weekend. The Rapids beat FC Cincinnati last weekend 3-2 thus extending their unbeaten run to four matches in a row. Rookie Andre Shinyashiki opened the scoring expedition 2 minutes from halftime. However their lead was short-lived when Kekuta Manneh leveled for the visitors just a minute later. Nicolas Mesquida returned the Rapids to their leading role in the 73rd minute before Diego Rubio sealed the win nine minutes after.

The Loons have held their ground at home until last weekends, 3-2 loss to Philadelphia Union. This ended their unbeaten record at Allianz Field. Minnesota United is currently at number 6 of the Western Conference table standings with 21 points from 15 fixtures.

Colorado Rapids are looking forward to extend their recent good performance. Heading to their week 16, they have lost 9 of their 15 fixtures, drawn 3 and won 3. Minnesota United FC on the other hand is seen as a formidable competitor. They are the favorites to win the match. We are therefore tempted to place our money for the visitors to emerge victorious.

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United Head to Head

The two sides have so far played 4 matches between them. Colorado Rapids has won 2 of the matches. Minnesota United FC has won 1 match while 1 of their fixtures ended in a draw. Here is a look into the four meetings and their scores:

  • Minnesota United 0-2 Colorado Rapids
  • Colorado Rapids 3-2 Minnesota United
  • Minnesota United 1-0 Colorado Rapids
  • Colorado Rapids 2-2 Minnesota United

Team News

Kortne Ford is ruled out for Colorado Rapids ahead of their Saturday match against Minnesota United. He is recuperating from a knee surgery he underwent on 23 April 2019. Defender Deklan Wyne and forward Diego Rubio are also doubtful due to foot injuries.

Bobby Shuttleworth is a rule-out for Minnesota United in Saturday’s match against Colorado Rapids. He is nursing a right knee injury. Others whose presence is questionable is Carter Manley (left leg injury) and defender Chase Gasper who is nursing an hamstring injury.

Prediction and Odds

Colorado Rapids are under pressure to continue winning after having lost most its previous matches. Minnesota United on the other hand is on a revenge mission having lost their unbeaten home record to Philadelphia Union. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:

  • Minnesota United to win
  • Both team s to score
  • Under 2.5 goals
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