Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 18/05/2023

Atlanta United
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Atlanta United - Colorado Rapids

USA MLS - Mercedes-Benz Stadium

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Top Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Predictions & Betting Lines

We can’t wait for Thursday’s MLS brawl between Atlanta United and Colorado Rapids at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All the signs point to a thrilling game on the 18th of May. We just hope the 22 on the pitch live up to the expectations.

Thiago Almada to Score Anytime

If there’s one man in particular who has the required arsenal to make a difference for Atlanta United on the 18th of May, it’s Thiago Almada. The up-and-coming Argentine playmaker is having one hell of a season with the Atlanta United jersey and with five goals and five assists to his name, he’s proving to be adept at both – bagging goal after goal and orchestrating Atlanta United’s attacks.

Hardly an attack goes by without Thiago Almada having something to do with the ball. He rarely gets subbed or benched, he’s on penalty duty for Atlanta United, and he’s the focal point of attacks. If he doesn’t help Atlanta United defeat Colorado Rapids, no one can.

BTTS

Our second Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids prediction is for both teams to score on the 18th of May. If you are to look carefully at Atlanta United’s last couple of games, you’ll find that the team has trouble keeping the ball away from Westberg’s net. All six of the last Atlanta United matches ended with BTTS. Why wouldn’t this one as well?

After all, not one of the four direct games between the two teams ended with BTTS. A goals galore is long overdue and we have high expectations from the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Odds & Head-to-Head Record

This section of our article is based on the assumption our readers need quick access to the key Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids head-to-head record. Any smart bettor does!

Head to Head

05/03/22

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

3

0

27/04/19

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

0

15/09/18

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

0

3

25/06/17

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

0

Last Five - Atlanta United

21/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Charleston Battery

Charleston Battery

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

0

0

D

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

1

1

D

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

1

0

L

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

3

2

L

07/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Charlotte Independence

Charlotte Independence

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

0

3

W

Last Five - Colorado Rapids

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

5

3

L

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

1

W

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

2

L

05/05/24

USA MLS USA

New York City FC

New York City FC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

2

W

27/04/24

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

1

L

Atlanta United odds: -212 – 66.0%

Draw odds: +350 – 21.0%

Colorado Rapids odds: +560 – 13.0%

Our “Thiago Almada to Score Anytime” tip has a solid 37.5% likelihood to succeed at +167, according to the bookies. Furthermore, at -212, Atlanta United are the expected winners ahead of Thursday’s clash with a staggering 66.0% win probability that should be enough for the home team to secure much-needed three points.

Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Lineups & Team News

Atlanta United

Our Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids predictions try to look past what was going on in coach Gonzalo Pineda’s camp recently. His boys got pipped in three back-to-back MLS games so they’ll be more than eager to prove they are no has-beens.

Predicted lineup – Westberg (GK), Gutman, Purata, Robinson, Lennon, Rossetto, Sosa, Wiley, Almada, Araujo & Chol

Colorado Rapids

With 12 points to their name, Colorado Rapids are a mid-table team and as such, they aren’t going to be the ones who’ll have to prove anything. Atlanta United will have the pressure to succeed and that might be coach Robin Fraser’s only chance to surprise Thiago Almada and his teammates on the 18th of May.

Predicted lineup – Yarbrough (GK), Abubakar, Wilson, Maxso, Nicholson, Priso, Ronan, Rosenberry, Rubio, Max & Cabral

Starting Lineups

Atlanta United

Atlanta United
4-2-3-1
31
Quentin Westberg
fr
11
Brooks Lennon
us
12
Miles Robinson
us
22
Juan Sanchez
mx
2
Ronald Hernandez
ve
20
Matheus Rossetto
br
5
Santiago Sosa
ar
10
Luiz Araujo
br
23
Thiago Almada
ar
18
Derick Etienne
ht
19
Miguel Berry
es
Substitutes
14
Franco Ibarra
ar
28
Tyler Wolff
us
4
Luis Abram
pe
30
Machop Chol
sd
35
Ajani Fortune
tt
37
Aiden McFadden
us
7
Giorgos Giakoumakis
gr
24
Noah Cobb
us
25
Clement Diop Degoud
sn

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
3-4-2-1
22
William Yarbrough
us
6
Lalas Abubakar
gh
5
Andreas Maxso
dk
4
Daniel Wilson
gb
28
Sam Nicholson
gb
20
Connor Ronan
ie
15
Danny Leyva
us
16
Alex Gersbach
au
91
Kevin Cabral
fr
97
Ralph Priso
ca
12
Michael Barrios
co
Substitutes
34
Michael Edwards
us
33
Steven Beitashour
ir
7
Jonathan Lewis
us
18
Oliver Larraz
us
14
Calvin Harris
gb
47
Yosuke Hanya
jp
1
Marko Ilic
rs
27
Sebastian Anderson
us
64
Moise Bombito
ca

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Caleb Wiley

Coach Gonzalo Pineda’s atomic trio – Wiley-Giaokoumakis-Almada is dragging the team to glory this season. Wiley is the player with the least number of goals but he did score thrice this season. We expect to see more from him versus Colorado Rapids as the visitors are hardly up for the task on the 18th of May.

Caleb Wiley’s lightning-fast speed is causing mayhem in the opposition’s penalty boxes and we’re sure that he’ll be among coach Gonzalo Pineda’s starting XI for the job on Thursday. The left-back is also one of the key creators on the team as he already provided teammates with two valuable assists.

Q&As About Our Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Predictions

Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids Prediction

  • Which team in the Eastern Conference enjoys the highest attendance? – Atlanta United. Coach Gonzalo Pineda’s boys see an average of 47,455 people per game.
  • In how many of the four games between the two teams did Colorado score? – In only one – the last match on the 6th of March, 2022.
  • Where can I get more MLS betting suggestions? – Football Whispers’ soccer experts work tirelessly to provide you with top-notch MLS predictions.

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Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.