The Colorado Rapids have become a threat. They’re one point behind the Seattle Sounders at the top of the Western Conference. Also, they have one of the best records when playing at home.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Galaxy have had a rocky season. However, they still are among the title contenders thanks to their offensive power. Only one team in the West has scored more goals than the Galaxy
That being said, let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Rapids vs Galaxy. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.
Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: MLS Live on DAZN
Major League Soccer Betting Lines
|Colorado Rapids||-½ -120||-125||3 -EVo||1½ -150o/+120u|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||+½ -110||+325||3 -130u||½ +180o/-230u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 84
- Colorado Rapids Victories: 31 (90 goals)
- Los Angeles Galaxy Victories: 42 (132 goals)
- Draws: 11
They met almost a month ago in Los Angeles and Colorado won 2-1 with goals from Jonathan Lewis and Andre Shinyashiki. Rayan Raveloson scored for the home side.
The Rapids are 6-1-3 in their last 10 meetings with the Galaxy, including winning the last four. During that span they scored 13 goals, allowed 12, and finished with a clean sheet three times. The total went over in six of those games.
Los Angeles won at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the last time in 2017.
Why Bet on Colorado Rapids?
The Colorado Rapids are one of four teams that have only lost four games. That should be enough to include them in your soccer picks, but there’s more. They sit in second place in the Western Conference with 41 points. They also have scored 31 goals and allowed 20. That’s the second-best defensive record in the West.
Most recently, they defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on a very late goal from Dominique Badji. They finished with a clean sheet in four of their last 10 games. In each of the other six, they only allowed one goal. The nine goals Colorado has conceded since the beginning of July are fewest in MLS.
“For us, it’s continuing to work on the principles that have gotten us into a pretty good spot. As I’ve said several times recently, success is fleeting. We take a second to appreciate it but more than that, it’s working on the things we think can bring us more success,” said head coach Robin Fraser in an interview.
Nobody wins anything in the middle of the season, but the Rapids can be proud of what they’ve done. Colorado is 6-3-1 when playing at home, 6-4 against the spread and 4-5-1 over/under. Individually, Jack Price has been sensational. He’s among the league’s assists leaders with seven.
Younes Namli remains out due to injury. Their expected lineup is William Yarbrough; Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Danny Wilson; Braian Galvan, Jack Price, Collen Warner, Lucas Esteves; Cole Bassett, Andre Shinyashiki, Michael Barrios.
Why Bet on Los Angeles Galaxy?
Prior to the beginning of the season, the Los Angeles Galaxy were among the favorites to dethrone the Columbus Crew. They still are, but they need to improve in all lines to remain in the mix.
They haven’t won in their last three games. Most recently, they drew 3-3 against Los Angeles FC. Defensively, they allowed two or more goals in six of their last 10 games. Offensively, Javier Chicharito Hernandez started the season on fire, but stalled at 10 goals after suffering an injury. However, only Sporting Kansas City has scored more goals than the Galaxy in the West.
The Galaxy have been one of the powerhouses since the creation of the league, but nowadays that isn’t enough to succeed. Head coach Greg Vanney has an incredible roster, but he needs to develop more chemistry between lines. He also needs to re-establish a winning mentality since they haven’t even reached the MLS Cup Final since 2014.
They’re 4-2-4 when playing on the road, 6-4 against the spread and 6-1-3 over/under. Recent scores and odds may not be on Los Angeles’ side, but lately the team has been better when playing on the road.
Several players will be back after going away for the international break, which means they’ll have no excuses. Only Chicharito remains out due to injury. Their expected lineup is Jonathan Bond; Julian Araujo, Sega Coulibaly, Nick DePuy, Nicholas Hamalainen; Rayan Raveloson, Jonathan dos Santos, Samuel Grandsir, Sebastian Lletget; Kevin Cabral, Dejan Joveljic.
Final Analysis, Predictions
The Colorado Rapids have an incredible opportunity to climb to the Western Conference first place. They need to beat Los Angeles and expect Seattle to lose or draw against Minnesota. Their confidence is up to the roof and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has become a fortress.
On the other hand, Los Angeles isn’t in danger of falling out of the Playoffs zone. The Galaxy is more than capable of putting up a fight, but Colorado is the better team here.
Expect both to score, which is offering a -165 price over the props our sportsbook uploaded for this game. Don’t forget to check them to increase your winning chances.