Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

There is a battle at the top of the Western Conference on Saturday when the Colorado Rapids will play host to Sporting Kansas City. The 4

The Colorado Rapids (8 wins, 4 losses, 3 draws) were really effective in their away match against Austin FC, beating them by 1-0 thanks to an early first-half goal. They have been in really good shape lately, losing just 1 of their last 6 matches (3 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws). Colorado are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Western Conference with 27 points, scoring 22 and conceding 16 goals in the process (which is the 2nd best defense in the Conference). 7 of their 15 matches so far had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.5 goals per match. Colorado have been really good at home (5 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws), scoring 16 and conceding 8 goals. Just 4 of their 8 home matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3 goals per match, and Colorado kept just 3 clean sheets in the process.

Sporting Kansas City (10 wins, 4 losses, 3 draws) destroyed Los Angeles FC by a massive 4-1 on the road on Wednesday. They only needed 5 shots on target to score 4 goals, taking a 4-goal lead before conceding a harmless goal at the end of the match. They were coming off a tough home loss against Dallas, but they have been great lately (5 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw in their last 7). Kansas City leapfrogged Seattle with that win and are currently sitting at the top of the Conference with 33 points, scoring 33 goals and conceding 20 in the process. 12 of their 17 matches had Over 2.5 Goals (2nd most in the Conference), with an average of 3.1 goals per match. Kansas City have the best away record in the Conference (5 wins, 3 losses), scoring 16 and conceding 10 goals. 6 of their 8 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3.3 goals per match. Both Teams scored in 6 of their 8 away matches, with Kansas City keeping just 1 clean sheet so far.

Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City. Kansas City easily beat Colorado by 3-1 at home earlier in the season, scoring all 3 goals before conceding a late goal. Last season the two teams met on 3 occasions, with Sporting Kansas City winning both matches at home and drawing a 1-1 in Colorado. However, they traditionally struggle in Colorado, winning their last match here back in 2014 (0 wins, 4 losses, 3 draws ever since). The last 3 matches in this venue were goal draws. Siding with the Rapids here.

Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 20:00PM EDT

Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City

Date: Saturday, August 7th

MLS Odds: Colorado Rapids -0.25

MLS Totals: 2.75

Free MLS Pick: Colorado Rapids -0.25

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