Orlando City welcome Colorado Rapids to the Exploria Stadium for another round of MLS fixtures. Orlando City are playing really well at the moment and they are coming off a 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls away from home. Surely they are feeling confident they can get another win at home against The Rapids.
Colorado Rapids on the other hand are playing badly recently and they come into this game without a single win in their last 7 games. They ended a 6-match defeat with a draw in their last game against San Jose Earthquakes. But they will need to play better to earn a similar result in this game.
Both teams are contesting from the two different conferences, as Orlando are 8th in the eastern conference while Colorado Rapids are 13th in the western conference.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Orlando City (WDWDD)
Orlando CIty are not at their very best but they come into this game with better statistics compared to the visitors and they will be feeling confident to get a positive result in this game. Orlando City are without a loss in their last 5 games in the MLS. Their last 5 games ended in 2 wins and 3 draws, with their last game ending in a 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls.
They will be playing at home here and their home form so far this season has been below par. They played 8 home games and had 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in those games. Their last 5 home games ended in 2 defeats, 1 win and 2 draws. And their last home game ended in a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United.
Orlando City were certainly the better side in their 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls in their last game. They got their opening goal by Ivan Angulo in the 18th minute and in the second half New York Red Bulls had Andres Reyes sent off for a foul, giving Orlando City freedom to dominate the game. Their second goal came in the 52nd minute as Facundo Torres converted a penalty kick and in the 72nd minute Facundo Torres added to his tally with the third goal. The game ended 3-0 in favor of Orlando City. According to statistics, Orlando City had 51% possession, 5 shots on target and 2 corner kicks.
Orlando City are 8th in the eastern conference with 23 points and a goal ratio of 20:17. They played 15 games and had 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.
Team streak: no losses (5), both teams scoring (4/5), first to score (4/5), first half winner (4/5), more than 4.5 cards (5/7), less than 10.5 corners (6/8).
Colorado Rapids (DLLLL)
Colorado Rapids have been horrible for most parts this season and there are no signs of improvement in this side. They are without a win in their last 7 games in all competitions and they managed to end their 6-match losing streak with a 0-0 draw against San Jose Earthquakes last week.
They are once again playing away from home and their away form has been poor. They played 9 away games and had 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in those games. Their last 5 away games ended in 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats and they lost their last away game 3-2 against Columbus Crew.
Colorado Rapids were able to keep San Jose Earthquakes from scoring in their last game as they settled for a 0-0 draw instead. Colorado Rapids dominated most parts of the game and had Moise Bambito sent off in the 51st minute. They were also awarded a penalty in the 70th minute but Connor Ryan failed to score. According to statistics, they had 51% possession, 5 shots on target and 8 corner kicks.
Colorado Rapids are now 13th in the western conference with 13 points and a goal ratio of 14:25. They played 17 games and had 2 wins, 7 draws and 8 defeats.
Team streak: no wins (7), less than 4.5 cards (5/6), less than 10.5 corners (5/6).
Head to Head
Orlando City and Colorado Rapids have met 11 times before this game. Orlando City won 5 games, while Colorado Rapids had 2 wins and 4 matches ended in a draw.
- Orlando City have not lost in the last 3 meetings.
- Colorado Rapids have not lost in the last 4 meetings.
- Orlando City are without a clean sheet in 6 meetings.
- Colorado Rapids are without a clean sheet in 7 meetings.
- Both teams scored in 6/6 meetings.
Analysis and Betting Tips
According to analysis, Orlando City have scored 20 goals and conceded 17 goals in 15 matches in the MLS. They have scored 1.3 goals per game and have a 11% conversion rate. They also create 1.7 big chances per game and take a total of 11.6 shots per game with 3.9 shots on target per game. They take an average of 5.0 corners per game and take up 50.6% possession on average. On the defense, they have 4 clean sheets and they conceded 1.1 goals per game.
According to analysis, Colorado Rapids have scored 14 goals and conceded 25 goals in 17 matches in the MLS. They have scored 0.8 goals per game and have a 7% conversion rate. They also create 2.1 big chances per game and take a total of 11.4 shots per game with 4.2 shots on target per game. They take an average of 4.1 corners per game and take up 47.8% possession on average. On the defense, they have 5 clean sheets and they conceded 1.5 goals per game.
- Team 1 to Score Goal 1 at 1.65 Odds
- Home Win FT at 1.86 Odds
- Correct Score 2-0 at 9.00 Odds