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Colorado Rapids are still struggling for match points and they were only able to pick up one point from their last 3 matches in a row. The Rapids are just 3 points away from bottom-placed Toronto FC and it is gradually becoming evident that this side may end at the bottom end of the table by the end of the season. Their next challenge is Austin FC at home and the fans will be hoping for an end to a woeful run.
Austin FC are not in bright form too, but they will be eager to pick up a win against a very poor Colorado Rapids team. Austin FC have played back-to-back draws in their last 2 games to extend their winless streak to 9 games in a row. A win here would surely help boost the morale of the team.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Colorado Rapids have been one of the worst performing teams this season no doubt. They managed to win just once after 11 games in top flight football. The win was against New England Revolution last month. The Rapids had back-to-back defeats against Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers, before playing a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps in their last game.
Against The Whitecaps, The Rapids fell behind in just 11 minutes to Mathias Laborda’s goal, but they managed to get ahead with 2 goals from Diego Rubio and Cole Bassett. But Brian White snatched the equalizer for Vancouver in the 78th minute to end the game as a draw.
The Rapids have played back-to-back draws against Colorado Rapids, with both matches ended 1-1 at full time. The last time they beat Austin FC was back in 2021, and the game ended 3-0.
The Rapids are 28th on the MLS table, with 23 points and a goal difference of -24.
- No wins in 3 games.
- Without a clean sheet in 9 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 8/9 games.
- Both teams scored in 4/5 games.
- First to concede in 8/9 games.
- First half loser in 6/8 games.
- More than 4.5 cards in 6/8 games.
- More than 10.5 corners in 5/6 games.
Time is almost running up for Austin FC and they must turn their results around quickly if they intend to get into the playoff zone. They are currently just 5 points adrift of the zone, but their form and recent results strongly suggests they might not make it there at the end of the season.
Austin FC are still winless in their last 9 games in a row. They had a thrilling encounter against LA Galaxy in the last game, when both sides played a 3-3 draw at full time. They went ahead in just 11 minutes into the game through Alexander Ring and LA Galaxy equalized from the spot in the 47th minute through Riqui Puig. Ethan Finlay put Austin FC ahead once more in the 51st minute and in the 75th minute Emiliano Rigoni snatched another goal. But LA Galaxy got back into the game with Dejan Joveljic and Michael Barrios finding the net in the 89th and 94th minute to end the game as a draw.
Austin FC can hope for a better result against Colorado Rapids after their last game, but if they must win, then they have to play better than they did.
They are currently 22nd on the MLS table, with 35 points from 30 games and their goal difference is -6 goals.
- No wins in 9 games.
- Without a clean sheet in 13 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 8/10 games.
- Both teams scored in 5/5 games.
- First to concede in 5/7 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 8/10 games.
Head to Head
According to the head-to-head, Austin FC and Colorado Rapids have played 6 games against each other. Both Austin and the Rapids have won 2 games each and 2 games ended in a draw.
- Austin FC have not lost in 3 games.
- Colorado Rapids are without a clean sheet in 3 games.
- Austin FC are without a clean sheet in 6 games.
- 4/5 games ended with less than 10.5 corners.
Analysis and Prediction
It is difficult to call an outright winner in this game considering the form of both teams. All we can expect from both sides is blind hope that either side turns up and manages to grab a win. At the moment, both sides are struggling to keep a clean sheet as they always concede goals. That is a strong indication to trust a goal exchange from both sides.
- Both Teams to Score at 1.60 Odds
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.70 Odds
- Sebastian Driussi to Score Anytime at 2.25 Odds