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Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas 20.06.2015


Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas / MLS – From this week we start analysing the strongest American football league, popularly known as Major League Soccer (MLS), which is currently somewhere in the middle of tits regular part. In fact, some teams have already managed to play 17 games, and some only 11, but we decided this time to analyse one match from the Western conference, which is played between the last Colorado and fifth Dallas, who with one match more also has eight points advantage. We should also add that both teams last Wednesday celebrated with 4: 1 as part of the US Open Cup, and in their mutual duels after three consecutive victories of Dallas, the team of Colorado in April first celebrated at home with 4:0, and then they played away 0:0. Begins: 20.06.2015 – 03:00 CET

Colorado Rapids

All this only shows that this team is perhaps undeservedly currently at the last, 10th place in the Western conference, but this match with Dallas creates is an ideal opportunity to get even near the sixth place, which leads to the playoffs, and from which they are only eight points away. Of course that the latest triumph over their city rivals Springs in the American Cup will help them considerably in this effort, while prior to that match in MLS they also played a good match away against Real Salt Lake and after two consecutive defeats, they managed to celebrate with a draw 0:0.

But since they are again playing at home, where they already won the most points in MLS, they certainly have every right to be optimistic, especially since they this season performed great on two occasions against Dallas. As for their composition, it should be noted that their coach Mastroeni even managed to rest several of his regulars in the Cup, but now they are all supposed to be back in the starting lineup, except only the injured striker Sanchez.

Probable lineups Colorado Rapids: Irwin – Riley, Burling, Sjoberg, Harrington – Cronin, Sarvas – Torres, Powers, Ramirez – Doyle

FC Dallas

As we mentioned in the introduction, the team of Dallas has three days ago in the American Cup routinely celebrated at home over OKC Energy with 4:1, which probably at least a little bit restored their confidence after their recent very poor performance in the MLS. In fact, they are currently in a series of three defeats and one draw, but we must add that all of these games were played on the side, so it is certainly not easy to travel to this duel against highly motivated Colorado.

Especially because they already this season suffered a heavy defeat of 4:0, so their coach Pareja will now probably make some changes in his tactics all in order to at least come to a draw. Otherwise, Dallas, thanks is to great games at the start of the season in an excellent fifth place of the Western conference, with only four points less than the second Vancouver, but also the penultimate Real Salt Lake is lagging only four points behind. Before this very important game against Colorado, they have a lot of problems with absences and so due to injuries, defenders Watson and Hedges and striker Akindele will not be able to perform in this match.

Probable lineups FC Dallas: Seitz – Hollingshead, Loyd, Zimmerman, Michel – Bekker, Ulloa, Diaz – Perez, Texeira, Castillo

Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas PICK

After both teams three days ago restored their confidence with high wins in the American Cup, we now certainly expect a lot better edition from them in MLS, but we still decided to give an advantage to the host Colorado, which this season recorded one win and one draw over Dallas.

Pick: Colorado wins

Stake: 5/10

Odds: 2.10 at bet365 (down to 2.00 can be played)

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