Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids - 7/12/20 MLS Soccer Pick and Prediction
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Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake
MLS Soccer: Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm
The Line: Real Salt Lake +135 / Draw +255 / Colorado +180 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids face off in the group round stage of the MLS is back tournament from Orlando on Saturday. Getting off to a fast start in group play is super important, which makes this game crucial for both squads.
Real Salt Lake wasn’t all that impressive to start their season before it was stopped because of COVID-19. To start the season Real Salt Lake played Orlando City and in that game it was a 0-0 draw. In that game Real Salt Lake only got off four shots, and only one of those shots were on target.
In the second game of the season, Real Salt Lake finally got their first goal against the New York Red Bulls, but they also gave up a goal and that led to another draw. The only positive from that game for Real Salt Lake was that goal was scored late in stoppage time so it really was a point stolen. In that game, Real Salt Lake had 18 shots compared to the New York Red Bulls five.
For the Colorado Rapids, they had gotten off to a really fast start to the season. In the first game of the season against DC United they actually fell behind before scoring two goals after the 60th minute to come away with a win. In the second game of the season against Orlando City, they were tied going into stoppage time, before Drew Moor scored a goal to win the match. In the second game, the Colorado Rapids had 55 percent of the possession but they tied Orlando City in terms of shots on goal.
These are two teams who aren’t very fond of each other and just because they are in Orlando, there should be plenty of aggressive play in this one. In terms of offense, Colorado has been a better team and they are going to get the job done again in this one. Look for the Colorado Rapids to win this game on the money line. It's also a lean to the over with a 2-1 scoring seeming about right.