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Bitesize Prediction: Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake – 25/05/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 23 May 2023


Competition: US Open Cup

Market: Real Salt Lake double chance

Odds: 8/15 @ Pribet

Meeting for the second time in the space of a few days, Colorado will welcome Real Salt Lake to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, while Colorado might have impressed many when opening the 2023 campaign, the Rapids have struggled to keep up that momentum over the past few weeks. Last seen suffering a first-half nightmare at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park as they fell to an action-packed 3-2 defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake, Robin Fraser’s men will know that they face another stern challenge here. Despite extending on their US Open Cup adventure on May 9th as they claimed a 4-2 win away at USL outfit Sacramento Republic, the former Toronto coach now finds his squad in the midst of a three-match losing run. With their recent rut highlighted by a 4-0 drumming against Atlanta earlier in the month, Fraser will have a growing headache over his side’s glaring defensive issues. In fact, along with shipping a trio of goals when they welcomed Thursday’s guests to town last weekend, the Rapids have shipped nine goals on their three-match losing run.

As for the visitors, after claiming that lively 3-2 win when they traveled to Colorado a few days ago, Real Salt Lake will be looking to produce a repeat display here. Extending on their US Open Cup adventure on May 10th as they snatched a remarkable 4-3 victory away at Portland, Pablo Mastroeni’s side have continued on a real purple patch. Aside from a 3-0 loss at the hands of Los Angeles earlier in the month, that is the only domestic defeat that RSL have suffered from their previous 10 appearances across all competitions – a run that stems back to April 15th. With their sights set on claiming another play-off spot this season, Thursday’s guests will travel to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park confident of making another statement. It should also be highlighted, along with claiming that 3-2 victory when they traveled to Colorado a few days ago, Mastroeni’s men have lost just one of their last seven away trips to the Rapids.

Bet: Real Salt Lake double chance against Colorado Rapids 8/15 for Thursday’s US Open Cup tie @ Pribet


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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