Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids: Soccer match preview

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 01:30 (UTC)
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (20008 seats)

This could be an appealing game as Real Salt Lake have their expected home advantage, while Colorado Rapids are in front by 12 points in the Major League Soccer standings.

Insights:
  • Real Salt Lake have the most conceded goals in the second half (30) in Major League Soccer
  • Colorado Rapids have the most clean sheets (11) in Major League Soccer

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 800 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Real Salt Lake form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Rio Tinto Stadium as Real Salt Lake have scored 23 goals to get 28 points from 14 games. The overall stats in the Major League Soccer are 8-4-2 (wins-draws-losses). After failing to beat LA Galaxy here at Rio Tinto Stadium, Salt has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with six wins in a row.

No payout for Salt in their previous match, an away game at Austin that ended in defeat 1-2. David Ochoa had a busy but productive day in the Austin match. Despite making six saves the loss could not be prevented. David Ochoa, who guards the goal, was given a match rating of 7.63 out of 10 in that game. Ochoa stopped the opponent with six saves.

Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against LA Galaxy.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Salt have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 17 matches with the results: Won eleven, drawn five and lost one.

Real Salt Lake have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Rio Tinto Stadium with 23 goals in 14 league matches. Salt are not conceding a lot of goals here at Rio Tinto Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 13 from 14 matches.

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Colorado Rapids form and stats

The visitors, who have the most clean sheets (11) in Major League Soccer, are W7-D3-L4 on the road this term. That's in the Major League Soccer.

Two travels in a row for Colorado, whose manager R. Fraser could celebrate last time after the Major League Soccer win against Minnesota United. Colorado showed an amazing ability to get out of trouble in their victory against Minnesota United, as they were behind on goals when Danny Wilson was sent off in the 57th minute. A great comeback by ten players secured the win after goals from Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves. Attacker Jonathan Lewis got a player rating of 8.13 in the game. "Man of the match" Lewis hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 7 of 7 times.

A 0-3 defeat away at Seattle Sounders before that.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Colorado Rapids in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Colorado, one draw and three defeats.

A new game in only four days for Colorado, the Major League Soccer home match versus Seattle Sounders. Busy days.

Colorado are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 18 away goals from 14 games (in the league). As opposed to that, Colorado have seen the ball go into their own net 17 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Colorado Rapids - Salt 2-1 was the output when these squads formerly played each other, earlier this season. Salt-Colorado Rapids H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Real Salt Lake seven wins, Colorado Rapids two wins, one draw. eight of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

SaltD. Kreilach
D. Kreilach
13 goals
Colorado RapidsM. Barrios Puerta
M. Barrios Puerta
8 goals
Real Salt LakeA. Rusnák
A. Rusnák
7 goals

Real Salt Lake missing players

Colorado Rapids missing players

Real Salt Lake Colorado Rapids
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 2 Played P 3 14 28
11 8 2 Won W 3 7 14
6 4 0 Drew D 0 3 9
11 2 0 Lost L 0 4 5
45 23 4 Scored S 6 18 41
44 13 1 Conceded C 2 17 28
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 89%
79% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 71% 79%
71% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 57% 50%
39% 29% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 29% 25%
21% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
71% 64% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 50% 54%
21% 29% 50% Clean Sheets C S 33% 36% 39%
14% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 21% 18%
 
5.2 5.6 5 Corners for (avg) C F 3.7 4.4 4.8
6.4 5.4 5.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.3 4.9 4.1
2.4 1.8 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.1 2.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
13 13.5 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 16.7 13.1 13.8
4.8 4.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.7 4.4 4.4
33% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 30% 33%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Colorado Rapids have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Colorado Rapids have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (9) in Major League Soccer
  • Colorado Rapids have the most clean sheets (11) in Major League Soccer
  • Colorado Rapids have the most clean sheets (5) away in Major League Soccer
  • Real Salt Lake have the fewest matches under the total-line (8) in Major League Soccer
  • Real Salt Lake have the most conceded goals in the second half (30) in Major League Soccer
  • Real Salt Lake have the most matches over the total-line (17) in Major League Soccer

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 28 17 6 5 48 23 15 8 4 3 26 12 13 9 2 2 22 11 25 57
2 Sporting KC 28 15 7 6 51 31 15 8 5 2 30 16 13 7 2 4 21 15 20 52
3 Colorado Rapids 28 14 9 5 41 28 14 7 6 1 23 11 14 7 3 4 18 17 13 51
4 Portland Timbers 28 14 4 10 45 44 14 9 2 3 28 19 14 5 2 7 17 25 1 46
5 Real Salt Lake 28 11 6 11 45 44 14 8 4 2 23 13 14 3 2 9 22 31 1 39
6 LA Galaxy 28 11 6 11 39 45 14 7 3 4 22 16 14 4 3 7 17 29 -6 39
7 Minnesota United 28 10 8 10 31 35 14 8 2 4 18 10 14 2 6 6 13 25 -4 38
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 9 10 9 35 38 14 8 2 4 20 14 14 1 8 5 15 24 -3 37
9 Los Angeles FC 28 9 7 12 40 41 14 6 5 3 27 21 14 3 2 9 13 20 -1 34
10 SJ Earthquakes 28 8 9 11 35 44 14 4 3 7 19 22 14 4 6 4 16 22 -9 33
11 Dallas 29 6 10 13 39 47 14 4 7 3 20 15 15 2 3 10 19 32 -8 28
12 Houston Dynamo 29 5 12 12 33 45 14 5 6 3 19 17 15 0 6 9 14 28 -12 27
13 Austin 28 7 4 17 29 44 14 5 2 7 22 22 14 2 2 10 7 22 -15 25

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.