Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids - 7/12/20 MLS Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake
MLS Soccer: Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm
The Line: Real Salt Lake +135 / Draw +255 / Colorado +180 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids meet in MLS is Back tournament action from Orlando, Florida on Sunday night.
Real Salt Lake come into this match looking to make the most of the first full season under head coach Freddy Juarez, coming in with a pair of draws on their resume in their first two matches of the season before the league was forced to pause due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. RSL picked up a point to start the year with a scoreless draw against Orlando before drawing against the New York Red Bulls 1-1 in the next match. Damir Krellach has the lone goal for Real Salt Lake this season while RSL has 19 shot attempts as a team and 6 shots on goal this season.
Colorado Rapids on the other hand, come into this game riding an even better start under their new head coach Robin Fraser, sitting at 2-0-0 after picking up a 2-1 win over D.C. United to kick off the season and then taking down the same Orlando City team at home in their next outing. Drew Moor, Younes Namil, Kei Kamara and Jonathan Lewis each have a goal to share the team lead for Colorado this season while as a team, Colorado has 27 shot attempts with 12 of those attempts hitting the target this season.
It’s honestly hard to get a feel for this match, as we’re still getting used to seeing this new look Real Salt Lake side that is missing some guys and doesn’t have Nick Rimando in goal which was the case for 369 games between 2007-2019. On the other side, the break couldn’t have come at a worse time for Colorado as this Rapids team was just getting off of the ground and there’s no saying if Colorado can pick up where they left off. With that said, There’s only history to go off of at this point and Real Salt Lake has gone 7-1-1 in the last 9 head-to-head against Colorado and that’s a long time to have a successful history against one side. This is one of the hardest group stage games to call, but I’ll go off of the history and take RSL on the moneyline.here.