Despite a bright start to the 2019 campaign, Vancouver have failed to inspire confidence in recent months. The Whitecaps are currently ninth in the Western Conference standings and it would take a brave man to back the Canadian outfit on current form. Having said that, the Colorado Rapids are hardly in good nick themselves…
Vancouver are as short as 22/25 with Betway to emerge victorious in this MLS clash. Backing the hosts may seem a little far-fetched at this moment in time but the Whitecaps have an excellent record against Colorado. With just one defeat in their last seven meetings, punters may be tempted to keep faith in the Canadian side this weekend.
Furthermore, the Whitecaps have lost just one of their previous eight Major League Soccer encounters and some may believe that Vancouver have turned a corner. With a bit of luck, Canadian soccer fans could see the Whitecaps run riot on home turf. The 5/6 available for over 1.5 Vancouver goals might be the way to go if you’re backing the hosts.
The visitors are in real need of a confidence boost after a particularly slow start to the 2019 campaign. Colorado find themselves three points behind Vancouver ahead of this weekend and the Rapids could do with a shock success to build some momentum. With nine defeats in 16 league games, Colorado are really struggling in the Western Conference.
Date: June 23, 2019
Whitecaps Must Turn Draws Into Wins Sooner Rather Than Later
Vancouver have been rock solid in recent weeks but the Whitecaps have found it difficult to claim three points – the Canadian side have been held to four draws during their eight-game unbeaten run and punters may be tempted by the 1/4 with William Hill for the Whitecaps to avoid defeat.
However, draws aren’t going to help Vancouver too much as they try to climb the Western Conference table. Ladbrokes are offering 8/5 for the Whitecaps to take a lead into half-time and an early goal will help to settle a few nerves. The home crowd are likely to expect a big push for a positive result this weekend and Vancouver might be able to put on a show…
Colorado Labouring Near Bottom Of Western Conference Standings
Backing the Rapids on current form is almost impossible – Colorado continue to struggle and it is hard to envision a victory for the road team here. The Rapids could see plenty of change in the offseason later this year and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Colorado crumble under intense pressure.
The Rapids have failed to inspire confidence in recent games and you won’t find too many punters backing an away triumph. The 4/1 available for Colorado to nick a clean sheet may be the way to go from their perspective; Rapids fans will be hoping that the hosts struggle in front of goal.
Punters struggling to split these two teams should consider the 4/6 for both teams to score this weekend. Take that price now; Major League Soccer fixtures are usually much shorter in this market and the Whitecaps and Rapids are both capable of scoring. Watch this space, it could turn out to be a high-scoring affair at BC Place.
If you would rather back an outright winner, Vancouver are the sensible betting pick. With a bit of luck, the Whitecaps could do just about enough to edge this and 22/25 for a home win is worth considering. Expect another close contest that might end up being decided by the odd goal.
TIP: Both teams to score (4/6 with Betfred)
CORRECT SCORE: Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Colorado Rapids (9/1 with William Hill)