Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids Odds & Info
|Game||Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids|
|Date & Time||Sunday May 2, 2021, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, UT
COL +100 O/U 2.5
The Vancouver Whitecaps host the Colorado Rapids to end matchday 3 in the MLS on Sunday. Vancouver is 1-1-0 on 4 points with a goal difference of +1. Vancouver opened its regular season with a 1-0 victory at home over the Portland Timbers and last week on the road battled to 2-2 draw with Toronto. Vancouver took a 2-1 lead on goals by Cristian Dajome and Andy Rose, but gave up an equalizer in the 82nd minute to Toronto and shared in the spoils.
Cristian Dajome, Lucas Cavallini and Andy Rose each have scored one goal for Vancouver, while Cristian Gutierrez is the leader in assists with two. Vancouver has two wins, one draw and two losses in it's last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored six goals and allowed five. The back line and goalkeeper for Vancouver have two clean sheets in the last three matches played.
Colorado has had a disappointing start to the season at 0-1-1 on one point with a goal difference -2. The Rapids opened their 2021 MLS regular-season with a 0-0 draw on the road against FC Dallas and followed that with a disappointing 3-1 loss at home to Austin FC. The only goal scored through two matches for Colorado was by Andre Shinyashiki in the 36th minute of the loss to Austin.
For the third time in the past four seasons, Colorado has taken only one point from its first two matches of the season. Each of the three goals that Colorado conceded to Austin in last weekend's loss came during the second half and last season 79% of the goals allowed by the Rapids, or 22 of 28, were scored after the break which was the highest percentage in all of the MLS.
Free Soccer Pick:
Over the last five matches played between these two Western Conference MLS rivals, Vancouver has three victories, Colorado has one and one has ended in a draw. Vancouver is in a much better spot starting this season having one win and one draw while Colorado has just one draw and a loss and has only scored one goal in its first two matches. Vancouver will pick up all three points against a listless offense and leaky back line for Colorado. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Whitecaps win 2-0