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Colorado Rapids vs New York City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

2:01 PM WAT 19/07/2019
New York City FC MLS 2018
With neither side looking particularly comfortable in defence, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends when Casey's men entertain the Pigeons

New York City will be determined to return to form when they travel to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to take on Colorado Rapids in Saturday's MLS clash.

Having lost just one of their opening 16 league fixtures, Dom Torrent's men have since suffered back-to-back defeats against Portland Timbers and local rivals New York Red Bulls.

Latest odds

However, having won two and lost none of the four previous meetings against this opposition, they are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with bet365 to bounce back by coming out on top in Denver.

The Rapids have lost just one of their last nine league matches, but are 9/4 (3.25) outsiders to take all three points in this clash.

Both of the two previous encounters between this pair at this stadium have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on this one also finishing up all square.

Team news

Jack Price is a doubt for Colorado due to a hip injury, while Kortne Ford and Deklan Wynne are definitely unavailable.

James Sands, Alexandru Mitrita, and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi are all ruled out for the visitors.

Preview

Eager to get back on track, the Pigeons are unlikely to have too much difficulty in front of goal against the second-worst defence in MLS - a team they have put 10 goals past in the three most recent meetings.

However, it may prove more challenging at the other end of the pitch considering they have kept just one clean sheet in seven league matches, while Conor Casey’s team have failed to find the net just once in 19 fixtures.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem like solid value on both teams getting on target in New York City’s sixth game in seven that produces over 2.5 goals – a bet that would have paid out in three of Colorado’s last four games.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with at bet365