MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles FC

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Monday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, as COLO host Los Angeles in the Major League Soccer.

This clash sees third placed COLO, welcome eighth placed Los Angeles to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Colorado Rapids have 58 points to their name, going into this tie

COLO will take a huge positive from their recent 0-1 win against Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Also, football is a simple game, first don’t lose, and COLO achieved this now in 16 of their last 19 games. They currently stand third in the League, with 58 points for a total of 16 wins, 7 losses and 10 draws having won 16 fixtures, drawn 10 matches, and lost seven matches.

Playing at home, COLO have won eight meetings, drawn seven games, and lost one game.

Colorado Rapids will have 61 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Los Angeles FC arrive at this fixture, having secured 45 points so far this season

When Los Angeles last turned out in the Major League Soccer, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Vancouver Whitecaps at Banc of California Stadium. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, Los Angeles are adept this season at avoiding defeat, be it a scrappy win or a frustrating draw. However, that is the kind of form that has taken them up the table to where the now sit. With 45 points (12W, 12L and 9D), they are established in eighth position in the League having won 12 games, drawn nine meetings, and lost 12 meetings.

Los Angeles’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to COLO. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn three meetings, and lost nine games.

Los Angeles FC will have 48 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Los Angeles have a good scoring record this season, with 51 netted so far. Their stand out attacking players have been Jamal Clint-Ross, Pablo Eduardo, and Tomas Lían. Los Angeles have conceded 46 goals.

Colorado Rapids v Los Angeles FC – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Los Angeles with a greater number of wins. In the last five meetings, they have enjoyed four wins, to COLO’s one win. Further, Los Angeles have won all four of the last five matches played against COLO. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2021, when Los Angeles FC walked away as 2-1 winners.

The odds of a COLO win are currently 44.25 percent.

Performance Report

For COLO, Clinton is a top performing player who has scored
in 33 League matches this Major League Soccer Season, while Jamal Clint-Ross is one of the top performing players after having scored
in 33 League games this season for Los Angeles.

Other players of note for COLO are William Paul and Auston with respectively and for Los Angeles are Pablo Eduardo and Tomas Lían with respectively.

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