Colorado Rapids vs NYCFC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado

When: Saturday, July 20th at 9:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: ESPN+, TSN. Colorado Rapids TV/Radio: Altitude TV, Altitude 92.5 FM. NYCFC TV/Radio: MSG, WNYE 91.5 FM.

Team Notes

Colorado Rapids

Colorado has a record of 5-10-5 (W-L-D) through their initial 20 games of 2019.

The Rapids have scored 31 goals against 40 allowed. They are tied for last place in the Western Conference with Vancouver. Both teams have 19 points.

Colorado is in the bottom five in odds to win the MLS title at 60-1.

New York City FC

New York City FC has a record of 7-3-8 (W-L-D) through their first 18 games of the year.

NYCFC has scored 31 goals against the 22 they’ve allowed. The club has 29 points, seven points behind Philadelphia, the Eastern Conference leader.

New York City FC are 8-1 to win the MLS title.

Goalie Notes

Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard (5-10-4, 2.05 goals allowed per game)

Howard forced a draw against Portland last weekend after the Rapids were forced to play with just 10 players after a red card in the 55th minute.

  • Howard has allowed six goals in his last five games.
  • The Rapids’ starting keeper has allowed two or more goals in three of his last four appearances.
  • Howard has posted two clean sheets in his last five outings.

New York FC: Sean Johnson (4-2-8, 1.21 goals allowed per game)

Johnson returned in his first game from U.S. National Team duty, allowing two goals on five shots, although one score was a penalty kick, in a 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls.

  • After posting four clean sheets in five matches, Johnson has surrendered five goals in his last three matches.
  • The NYCFC keeper has saved nine of 14 shots in his last three starts.
  • Johnson has allowed a penalty kick goal in each of his last two games.

Players to Watch

Colorado Rapids

Colorado was the beneficiaries of an own goal by the Timbers and a Diego Valeri penalty kick in the Rapids’ 2-2 draw to Portland on the 13th of this month.

  • Kel Kamara leads Colorado with eight goals and one assist in 19 appearances this season.
  • Midfielder Jack Price has five assists for the Rapids to head the team.
  • Kamara has scored six of his eight goals in 2019 at home for Colorado.

New York FC

Héber scored the lone goal in the controversial 2-1 loss to cross-town rival, the Red Bulls, last weekend.

  • Heber leads the club with four road goals in just 11 appearances.
  • Maxi Moralez leads the MLS in assists with 12 in 16 matches.
  • Ismael Tajouri-Shradi has scored four goals on seven shots in his 12 appearances for NYCFC this year.

Last Five Games

Colorado Rapids

  • The Rapids have not won in July, scoring just three goals in their two contests this month.
  • Colorado is 2-1-2 in their last five matches this season.
  • The Rapids’ goal differential is plus-1 over the last five games.

New York City FC

  • New York FC 2-2-1 in their last five games.
  • New York has a plus-4 goal differential in their last five games.
  • NYCFC has lost two of their last three matches after a five-game winning streak.

Game Odds

Match

SportsbookColorado RapidsTieNYCFCLink
888Sport NJ+185+250+130

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Total

SportsbookOver 2.5Under 2.5Link
888Sport NJ-165+138

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