The first of two matches on the docket tonight in MLS has the Colorado Rapids hosting a New England Revolution side that isn't fancied by bookmakers to perform on the road.
After dropping a 2-1 result at home this past weekend to Houston, New England comes into tonight's match against the Colorado Rapids with an even record of 6-6-6. But the Revs have had serious trouble up in the altitude as they haven't won in Denver in over 11 years.
As a result, William Hill has them slated at a chunky 4.40 to win in the 1X2 offering. The double chance for the visitors comes in under evens at 1.91.
The draw result is presently listed at 3.40, with the halftime/fulltime draw going up to 4.75. New England has drawn three of its eight road matches this year, including a 1-1 result in the last away outing at Chivas USA, while also drawing five of ten games in Colorado.
The hosts are favoured at 1.85 and are coming into the tilt after a ten-day rest (though they had a friendly this past weekend). They're 4-3-3 this season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and are unbeaten in their last pair at home.
Expect a low-scoring affair as Colorado at home and New England on the road both average less than 2.25 total goals. Colorado has also recorded two straight clean sheets, which is the third time the Rapids have done that this year. The problem is the under 2.5 is only at 1.61.
Colorado to generate another shutout offers a better value at 2.20, though the only team to score bet for Colorado raises that by slightly over 50 cents to 2.75.
For a correct score, hedge a couple of low-scoring options such as the Colorado 1-0 or 1-1 which are both at 6.50 and 7.00 respectively. A Rapids 2-0 win has even more juice to squeeze at 8.50.