Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids Match Analysis & Prediction
31/08/2023 3:30 am
Colorado Rapids will be looking to end their five-game winless run when they face Minnesota United at Allianz Field on Thursday morning.
Adrian Heath’s side enter the midweek contest unbeaten in each of their last four MLS matches and will be looking to move into the playoff spots.
Minnesota United were denied successive victories in MLS for the first time since May as they could only salvage a 1-1 stalemate against Seattle Sounders when the sides met last time out.
Prior to that, the Loons saw their Leagues Cup campaign come to an end in the quarter-finals through a 5-0 defeat to Nashville on August 12, nine days before claiming a 2-0 victory at New York City FC.
With Sunday’s draw, Minnesota United have now gone four successive MLS matches without defeat, picking up two wins and two draws since a 4-1 loss against Austin FC on July 9.
This solid run of form has seen Minnesota United rise to 10th place in the Western Conference table, level on 32 points with ninth-placed Austin in the second playoffs qualification spot.
Meanwhile, Colorado Rapids were left empty handed once again as they were beaten 4-0 by a rampant Los Angeles FC side at the Banc of California Stadium last Thursday.
This followed a truly forgattable game in the 2023 Leagues Cup, where they suffered successive defeats against Nashville and Mexican side Toluca to finish rock bottom in the Central 4 group.
Colorado Rapids head into Thursday withot a win in any of their last five matches across all competitions, losing three and picking up two draws since a 2-1 victory over Dallas on July 9.
Minnesota United vs. Colorado Rapids Head to head
In the 16 previous meetings between these two teams, they have each claimed seven victories while drawing twice. They have scored 26 goals apiece.
10/10/2021Minnesota United1Colorado Rapids3MLS
17/04/2022Minnesota United3Colorado Rapids1MLS
12/05/2022Minnesota United2Colorado Rapids1US Open Cup
07/08/2022Colrado Rapids4Minnesota United3MLS
19/03/2023Colorado Rapids1Minnesota United2MLS
Minnesota United Team News
Minesota United will be without the services of midfield duo of Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Kervin Arrianga, who are currently recuperating from knee injuries.
They are joined on the injury table by midfielder Robin Lod, who has been out of action since picking up a meniscus problem in May’s game against Houston Dynamo.
Minnesota United's Last 5 Matches
05/08/2023Columbus Crew3Minnesota United3(P)Leagues Cup
09/08/2023Toluca2Minnesota United2(P)Leagues Cup
12/08/2023Nashville SC5Minnesota United0Leagues Cup
21/08/2023New York City0Minnesota United2MLS
27/08/2023Minnesota United1Seattle Sounders1MLS
Colorado Rapids Team News
Fraser will be unable to call upon the services of experienced midfielder Jack Price, who picked up an Achilles tendon injury back in March.
Max Alves came off injured in May’s 4-2 victory over Sacramento Republic in the US Open Cup, while Alex Gersbach is currently recuperating from a tendon injury.
Colorado Rapids's Last 5 Matches
13/07/2023Colorado Rapids0Portland Timbers0MLS
16/07/2023Colorado Rapids0Houston Dynamo0MLS
24/07/2023Nashville SC2Colorado Rapids1Leagues Cup
01/08/2023Toluca4Colorado Rapids1Leagues Cup
24/08/2023Los Angeles4Colorado Rapids0MLS
Minnesota United vs. Colorado Rapids: Odds and Predictions
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