Preview: Colorado Rapids vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 09/28/23

    Competition: MLS

    Market: Both teams will score

    Chances: 4/7 @1xBet

    Two teams looking for a timely boost will welcome Colorado State to Vancouver at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park early Thursday morning.

    Starting with the hosts, while Colorado may have marked its return from the September international break with a much-needed 2-1 win over New England, it looks like it may have provided only a minor boost for the Rapids. They were last seen in another troubling game as they ultimately suffered a 3-2 loss to Portland. Interim coach Chris Little appears to have a tough job ahead of him. Sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, Denver has come under a lot of scrutiny this season. At the height of the public crisis, Colorado had lost seven of their previous eight matches in all competitions. Having failed to make any impact during their League Cup adventure last month as they lost both group stage matches by an aggregate score of 6-2, it is no secret that Thursday’s hosts have earned a reputation for their egregious defensive struggles. Including the 4-0 win over Los Angeles on Aug. 24, Little’s makeshift team had scored 21 goals in just eight previous games.

    On the visitors’ side, while Vancouver may have marked their return from the September international break with a 2-1 away win over Toronto, the Whitecaps fell back to earth. Vanni Sartini’s team last suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake City over the weekend, and now Vanni Sartini’s team have suffered two straight defeats in MLS by a combined score of 6-2. Looking over their shoulder at the play-off places and with only the goal difference currently keeping them in the top seven, BC Place fans will be calling for their side to find some recent defensive stability. Including a routine 4-1 reeling of Houston earlier in the month, Thursday’s visitors had amassed just one clean sheet in any of their previous 20 straight appearances in all competitions, a streak that dates back to May 21. Having built a reputation for its action-packed events, we could host another lively contest here. In fact, with three of the previous four meetings between Colorado and Vancouver ending in goals from both teams, we’re expecting a similar result come midweek.

    Bet: Both teams will score in the MLS match Colorado Rapids – Vancouver Whitecaps 4/7. @ 1xBet

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