Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Match Preview

Colorado Rapids host Los Angeles FC at the DSG Park on Saturday in the MLS, looking to return to winning ways. It’s been a tough start to the season for Colorado, who’ve won just once all season. Having begun their season with a loss and a draw, the Rapids beat Real Salt Lake on matchday three for their first victory of the 2024 campaign. However, the side were unable to build on that, and saw one more draw and loss each in their next two.

With five points in the bag from five games so far, Colorado Rapids are down in the 10th position of the Western Conference table. The side struggled miserably last year, winning only five times during the league phase from 34 games, and their poor start in the 2024 calendar year shows nothing much has changed for them since then.

Colorado are even four places adrift of their next opponents, Los Angeles FC, who recently returned to winning ways. Having begun their campaign with a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders, the Black and Gold failed to win their next three games, losing twice, before a 5-0 thumping of Nashville to shrug off early season struggles in emphatic fashion.

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On that day, Timothy Tillman opened the scoring in the ninth minute before Denis Bouanga doubled their advantage another nine minutes later. Bouanga then made it 3-0 early into the second half as Cristian Olivera joined the scoresheet in the 75th minute. More misery was to follow for Nashville in stoppage time as Eduard Atuesta added a fifth in the sixth added minute.

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Team News and Predicted Lineups

Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC (by Getty Images)

Colorado Rapids

The Rapids won’t be able to call upon Daniel Chacon and Connor Ronan as both are suffering from knee injuries, whereas Jasper Loffelsend is doubtful with a hamstring.

Predicted XI: Zack Steffen; Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Andreas Maxsø, Sam Vines; Oliver Larraz, Cole Bassett; Calvin Harris, Djordje Mihailovic, Omir Fernandez; Rafael Navarro

Los Angeles FC

An injury to his right knee rules out Lorenzo Dellavalle from the clash, whereas Tomas Angel has an adductor problem. He is sidelined too.

Predicted XI: Hugo Lloris; Sergi Palencia, Jesus Murillo, Aaron Long, Ryan Hollingshead; Timothy Tillman, Illie Sanchez, Eduard Atuesta; Cristian Olivera, Mateusz Bogusz, Denis Bounga

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Head-To-Head

There have been 10 clashes between the sides before, with Los Angeles FC winning six times over Colorado Rapids and losing on three occasions.

Last 5 games, head-to-head

Los Angeles 5-0 Colorado Rapids (MLS, August 2023)

Colorado Rapids 0-0 Los Angeles (MLS, April 2023)

Colorado Rapids 2-0 Los Angeles (MLS, May 2022)

Los Angeles 3-0 Colorado Rapids (MLS, February 2022)

Colorado Rapids 5-2 Los Angeles (MLS, November 2021)

In more recent clashes, the spoils are equally divided with two wins for each. Los Angeles have won away to Colorado Rapids just once before – in October 2018 when the Falcons pulled off a comprehensive 3-0 victory. Colorado Rapids have also failed to score in their last two encounters with Los Angeles FC.

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Prediction

Colorado Rapids (by Getty Images)

Colorado Rapids have the odds stacked against them here, as they’ve struggled in their last two games and haven’t beaten Los Angeles FC in their last two encounters. Moreover, the Black and Gold are flying high after thrashing Nashville 5-0 in their last encounter and could build on it further here.

Prediction: Colorado Rapids 1-2 Los Angeles

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Los Angeles FC to beat Colorado Rapids
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5

Odds

  • Colorado Rapids: 3.16
  • Draw: 3.69
  • Los Angeles: 2.33

Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Time and Telecast

  • Date: Saturday, 30 March
  • India: Apple TV
  • USA: Fox
  • Canada: TSN

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