MLS Soccer: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/11/15
Colorado Rapids (3-6-9) vs. Real Salt Lake (5-6-8)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
The Line: Salt Lake +367 / Colorado -115 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, Altitude, KMYU
Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids square off Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Real Salt Lake look to keep gaining ground after picking up points in four of their last five matches. Real Salt Lake are a struggling offensive team that’s scored just 18 goals in 19 matches and has been shutout eight times. Sebastian Jaime leads Real Salt Lake with three goals, Javier Morales has five assists and Alvaro Saborio has 30 shot attempts. Defensively, Real Salt Lake has allowed 23 goals and pitched six shutouts. Nick Rimando has come away with 43 saves and has allowed four goals in his last four starts. Real Salt Lake has lost its last four MLS road matches. Chris Schuler and Justen Glad are questionable with injuries.
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The Colorado Rapids have picked up points in three of their last five matches and are trying to climb out of the West cellar. The Colorado Rapids are brutal offensively, scoring just 14 goals in 18 matches and being shutout eight times. Gabriel Torres leads the Rapids with four goals, Dillon Powers has five assists and Lucas Pittinari has 20 shot attempts. Defensively, the Colorado Rapids have allowed 18 goals and one or less goals in 13 of their matches. Clint Irwin has come away with 55 saves and has allowed five goals in his last three starts. The Colorado Rapids are 2-1-2 on their home field in their last five matches. Juan Ramirez and Axel Sjoberg are questionable with injuries.
The match last month between these teams resulted in a 0-0 draw. Overall, Real Salt Lake is 3-0-2 against the Colorado Rapids in the last five meetings.
This bet to me seems like an easy one, as neither of these teams can find the back of the net with any type of consistency. The last meeting had no goals and I expect this one to be low-scoring as well. Take the under.