Orlando City vs Colorado Rapids 06/24/2015 MLS Preview, Odds and Prediction
Colorado Rapids vs Orlando City
Wednesday 24th June 2015 19:30 (ET)
The Line: Orlando 19/20 Draw 5/2 Colorado 11/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS live
Orlando come into this game off the back of a loss to a good Montreal side and will be looking to get back on track having gone on a six game unbeaten streak prior to that loss. Led by former Ac Milan and Real Madrid forward Kaka, Orlando have the players to get the win here, Kaka has seven goals in ten games and even at thirty three he is a cut above the rest of the league in terms of talent. Kaka is a difference maker still and his ability to create space and chances will be key for Orlando as the season progresses. Currently third in the league table Orlando will be eyeing a playoff spot this season and I think its a distinct possibility given their strong form following a very poor start , in which they lost three of their first four home games. With three wins and a draw in their last four home games Orlando wll be looking to making it four from five on Wednesday.
Colorado Rapids are rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference and have been struggling to win games, they have though been tough to beat with nine draws in fifteen games. The signing of Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle was seen as a coo for the team but thus far Doyle has failed to produce his best form and is yet to score for his new club. Doyle though is a workhorse up front and will eventually get his scoring boots on. Gabriel Torres has four goals in fifteen starts for the Rapids and he looks to be the inform striker at the moment along with midfield Drna who has three goals in his last two games including cup competitions.
Tough one to call here but I think the draw looks value here for me, I like Colorado on the handicap as well but with +250 on the draw it just looks a value bet. Orlando have not lit the world alight this season and are heavily reliant on star man Kaka, if Colorado can stem the flow of ball to the brilliant Brazilian I think the away side can get something from this game. Colorado are bound to get more from Kevin Doyle in the coming weeks as he adapts to the US game and I think Colorado are going to start winning games soon.