Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/11/16
Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Rapids
MLS Soccer: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
The Line: Colorado -109 / Kansas City +309 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, Altitude, KMCI-38
The Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City meet Wednesday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Colorado Rapids look to build on their West lead with an impressive 6-2-2 record. The Rapids are led by a defense that’s allowed just eight goals in 10 matches overall and is coming off a shutout over Real Salt Lake. Offensively, the Colorado Rapids have two players with double-digit shot attempts and eight players with at least one goal. Jermaine Jones leads Colorado with three goals, Marco Pappa has three assists and Shkëlzen Gashi has 29 shots. Defensively, Zac MacMath has come away with 25 saves on 36 shots faced. The Colorado Rapids have won five straight home matches.
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Sporting Kansas City could use points in this match after losing four of their last six matches. Sporting Kansas City is led by a defense that’s allowed 12 goals in 11 matches overall and one goal in three of their last four matches. Offensively, Sporting Kansas City has has six players with at least one goal and seven players with double-digit shot attempts. Dom Dwyer leads Kansas City with four goals, Saad Abdul-Salaam has three assists and Roger Espinoza has 18 shots. Defensively, Tim Melia has 35 saves on 46 shots faced. Sporting Kansas City have lost six of their last 10 road matches.
Colorado has beaten Kansas City in each of the last three matches, including the match back in April. Sporting Kansas City’s last win over the Rapids came in June of last season. Four of the last five matches between these teams has produced three or less goals.
The Rapids have won every home match so far this season, and that should continue with Sporting Kansas City entering this match in poor form. Colorado should win its fourth straight match against Kansas City.