Thursday, December 7, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Colorado Rapids vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 28/09/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 26 Sep 2023


Competition: MLS

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 4/7 @ 1xBet

Two sides who are seeking a timely boost in the early hours of Thursday, Colorado will welcome Vancouver to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Starting with the hosts, while Colorado might have marked their return from September’s international break with a much-needed 2-1 victory against New England, it appears that might have just been a minor boost for the Rapids. Last seen putting in another worrying performance as they eventually fell to an acton-packed 3-2 defeat at the hands of Portland, interim boss Chris Little appears to have a major job on his hands. Sat rock-bottom of the Western Conference standings, the Denver-based outfit have come under a huge amount of scrutiny this season. In the midst of a public crisis, Colorado have lost seven of their previous eight appearances across all competitions. Failing to make any kind of impact during their Leagues Cup adventure last month as they lost both of their group stage matchups by an aggregate score of 6-2, it is no secret that Thursday’s hosts have gained a reputation for their glaring defensive struggles. Including a 4-0 drumming at the hands of Los Angeles on August 24th, Little’s temporary squad have shipped 21 strikes in just their previous eight appearances.

As for the visitors, although Vancouver might have marked their return from September’s international break with a 2-1 win away at Toronto, the Whitecaps have come crashing back down to earth. Last seen over the weekend getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Real Salt Lake, Vanni Sartini’s side have now suffered back-to-back MLS defeats by an aggregate score of 6-2. Looking over their shoulder in the play-off places and with just their goal difference currently keeping them in the top-seven fans around BC Place will be calling on their side to find some recent stability at the back. Including a routine 4-1 drumming at the hands of Houston earlier in the month, Thursday’s guests have mustered just a single clean sheet from any of their previous 20 straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to May 21st. Gaining a reputation for their action-packed affairs, we could be treated to another lively contest here. In fact, with three of the previous four meetings between Colorado and Vancouver finishing with both teams finding the net, we are expecting a similar outcome in midweek.

Bet: Both teams to score at Colorado Rapids vs Vancouver Whitecaps 4/7 for Thursday’s MLS matchup @ 1xBet


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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