Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
The end of the MLS regular season is quickly approaching and all important seeding is still up for grabs. Colorado are certain to be in the playoffs, but San Jose are on the brink and must win this game. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes
Venue: Dicks Sporting Goods Park
Kick-off: Friday 14th October, 2am
It’s a quiet midweek once the International games have come and gone, so we thought we’d cross the pond and kick off our mega betting weekend in the States. This is the first of 16 previews over the next four days, so it certainly would be nice to wake up to a winning start on Friday.
It’s a late start as Colorado host San Jose amidst a tussle down the final stretch for playoff places. Colorado can move back to the top of the MLS table should they win this game in hand, whilst San Jose find themselves cut out of the playoff picture at present.
Colorado remain unbeaten at home this season and have allowed just five goals in 15 games. It makes it a tough ask for a San Jose side who have only won three of their last 21 and one of 18 on the road. That’s poor run stretches way back in to last season.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Colorado are 11/10 to win here with Bet365 which seems a good price considering the contrast in form. Colorado have drawn a lot of those games though, which is available at 12/5 with Bet Victor. San Jose to win can be backed at 11/4 with William Hill.
Whilst Colorado are such a threat at home, their success is built on solidarity as a unit and good defensive play. They’ve only scored more than a single goal on four occasions despite winning 11 games this season. Colorado did respond to allowing goals with a late one of their own to win on three of those occasions though, so they have character too. Back Colorado Rapids to win at 11/10 with Bet365 as our free betting tip.
These sides met just a couple of weeks ago and played out a 0-0 in which Colorado were on the front foot but didn’t find the breakthrough. The blueprint for San Jose will be to frustrate again, but this is a big and important game for both sides, and San Jose will be forced to attack more. They’ll leave gaps. Back a 1-0 win to Colorado as our correct score prediction at odds of 6/1 with Paddy Power.
Gashi and Dominique Badji had 14 goals for Colorado between them, and eight of those have come in the last six games. They’re both finding form at the business end of the season. Back Dominique Badji to score at odds of 23/10 with Betfair.
Free Betting Tip
Colorado Rapids – 11/10 with Bet365
Correct Score Prediction
Colorado 1-0 - 6/1 with Paddy Power
Goal Scorer Prediction
Dom Badji – 23/10 with Bet365