Minnesota United will be bidding to extent their unbeaten run to nine games this weekend when they travel to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for a clash with Colorado Rapids in the 24th round of the Major League Soccer. Kickoffs on August at 04:00 EAT.
The hosts are currently 11th in the Western Conference standings, with 27 points and five off Seattle Sounders in the final playoff spot. Prior to that, Robin Fraser’s men were on a run of seven defeats and three draws from their 10 away games, with their last road win coming when they saw off Houston Dynamo 1-0 in October 2021.
Colorado Rapids head into this fixture confident off the back of 4-5 MLS success to beat New York Red Bulls in their last match. In that game, Colorado Rapids had 51% possession, 13 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Diego Rubio (21′), Keegan Rosenberry (38′), Collen Warner (77′), Michael Barrios (80′) and Dantouma Toure (89′). New York Red Bulls got 17 shots with six of them on target and goals by Dru Yearwood (6′), Aaron Long (9′), Lewis Morgan (28′) and Tom Barlow (97′) scored for New York Red Bulls.
Minnesota United on the other hand will look to maintain their fine run of results that sees them sit third place in the Western Conference table with 35 points, level with FC Dallas in the fourth place. The Visitors head into the weekend on an impressive eight-game unbeaten run since June’s 2-1 loss against Inter Miami, claiming two draws and six wins, including three on the road in the MLS.
Minnesota United held each other to 4-4 MLS stalemate versus Portland Timbers in their previous match. In that game, Minnesota United managed 48% possession, 13 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Franco Fragapane (9′), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21′), Luis Amarilla (41′, 69′) and Kemar Lawrence (65′ OG). Portland Timbers got 17 shots with seven of them on target and goals by Sebastián Blanco (1′, 50′) and Jarosław Niezgoda (53′).
Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United head to head
Each side boasts six victories from the 21 head to head encounters between Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United since 2017 while two other matches played out draws.
- Minnesota 2-1 Colorado 12/05/22
- Minnesota 3-1 Colorado 17/04/22
- Minnesota1-3 Colorado 10/10/21
- Colorado 2-0 Minnesota 08/07/21
- Colorado 3-2 Minnesota 09/05/21
- New York 4-5 Colorado
- Seattle 2-1 Colorado
- Colorado 2-0 LA Galaxy
- Colorado 1-1 Orlando
- Salt Lake 2-2 Colorado
- Minnesota 4-4 Portland
- Houston 1-2 Minnesota
- Minnesota 4-0 Everton
- Minnesota 2-0 DC United
- Minnesota 1-1 Kansas City
Colorado Rapids team news
Robin Fraser is unable to call upon the services of Aboubacar Keita, Braian Galvan, Jack Price and Oliver Larraz who have all been sidelined through injuries.
Minnesota United team news
Romain Metanire, Tani Oluwaseyi and forward Wil Trapp will be unavailable for Adrian Heath’s selection through injuries.
Prediction and odds
We are backing an away win here; Colorado only won two of the last five matches they played, while Minnesota won or drew all five of their most recent matches.
- Minnesota United Win
- Goals over 2.5