Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas Prediction, Preview and Odds - 5/29/21
Colorado vs. Dallas
Round 7 of the MLS season continues this weekend where Colorado Rapids hosts FC Dallas. The game will kick off at 03:00 CET at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.
Dallas looks to bounce back
Dallas is hoping to bounce back after their draw against Real Salt Lake last weekend. Under team manager Luchi Gonzalez, the team has shown promising results after finishing 19th last season and 6th in the Western Conference. In the last 4 previous games, FC Dallas drew 2 at home, lost 1 away, and won 1 at home. This results an impressive performance at Toyota Stadium. FC Dallas has also won two of their last meetings against Colorado with both matches played at home.
FC Dallas will meet Colorado without Kyle Zobeck, Nkosi Burgess, and Jesús Ferreira. These players are not medically cleared for the game.
Colorado aims to reactivate their winning streak
Colorado Rapids seeks to reactivate their 3 winning streaks after they lost to Los Angeles FC last week. They performed exceptionally well last season by making the MLS Cup playoffs and the manager expects to continue with this performance this season. This upcoming match will be very special for Rapids because the manager will be marking his 100th MLS game. During the last 5 games, the Rapids have only lost 2 games and won 3.
Colorado’s center-back Lalas Abubakar was featured in the team during the last game and the manager decided to shift the standard defense lineup and fronted a 3-man defense. Based on last week’s performance, it is evident that they need some time to blend with the new formation as there were plenty of holes in defense during their last game with Los Angeles. However, they have one of the best attacks in the league so we expect a thrilling match.
They will enter this match as the favorites but without some players. Younes Namli (Bruised leg), Steve Beitashour (Muscle injury), and Braian Galvan (Ankle injury) will not be part of Saturday's clash.
Pick: Colorado Rapids -154
Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas have played 68 matches. In all meetings, Colorado has won 19 direct games and Dallas has 29 wins. The remaining 20 matches ended in a draw. Saturday's clash will be the second game this season as they had already played in a goalless draw on April 18, 2021. It is also important to note that out of the five head-to-head games, the two teams ended with home wins. Additionally, the Rapids have scored an average of 1.50 goals per match this season. Dallas on the other side has scored 1.33 goals per match this season. Based on Colorado Rapids' current form and home advantage, all indications point to a home team win.
Total: Over 2.5
Head-to-head streaks between the two teams show that in 4 out of 5 games, there have been more than 2.5 goals. The last 3 home games involving Colorado Rapids and other teams have ended with more than 2.5 goals. They won (3-1) against Houston Dynamo, Won (3-2) against Minnesota United, and lost (1-3) against Austin Fc. Therefore, Over 2.5 is our choice at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.