Chicago Fire at Colorado Rapids 6/13/18 - MLS Picks & Predictions

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Latest Odds: COL -0.25 Total: 2.75

The Colorado Rapids have easily been the worst team in the MLS so far, and have been really awful over the past six weeks. They will look to put an end to their nine-match losing streak when they will play host to Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Chicago have actually been in really solid form lately, having lost just one of their last five.

The Colorado Rapids (2-9-2) are coming off yet another loss, this time by 0-2 on the road against Houston. Their opponents took a two-goal lead with goals at the 30th and 36th minute, and the score could have been much greater. That was the 9th consecutive loss in all competitions for the Rapids, who were eliminated from the US Open Cup against USL side Nashville SC. They are still sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference with 8 points, fewer than any other team in the MLS. They have secured most of their points at home so far (2-4-1), where besides keeping clean sheets in their wins, they have conceded multiple goals in all their other matches.
Chicago Fire (5-7-3) should be feeling grateful about the outcome of their last match, where they split the points with New England. They took the lead at the start of the 2nd half, but they were really pressured throughout the whole match. They were eventually equalized at the 82nd minute and struggled to hold on to the draw. Chicago have now lost just one of their last five in all competitions (2-1-2). They have now climbed to the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with their 18 points, just one point behind the playoff spots. They have not been anything special on the road so far (2-3-1), where both teams have scored in all but one.

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Free Soccer Pick: Over 2.75 Goals (-102)

The Colorado Rapids have been quite strong as hosts in this match-up over the years (9-5-8). They have been even stronger in the past couple of decades, having lost just once in 16 matches (7-1-8). However, they are coming off nine consecutive losses and I would not bet on them even if it was for free. I will go with the Over 2.75 Goals here, with both teams being prone to high-scoring matches.


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