Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 16/04/2023

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USA MLS - Bank of America Stadium

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

Key Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Predictions for MLS

Out-of-shape Charlotte hosts Colorado Rapids in a dire attempt to steal much-needed points. Will the newly established MLS side succeed? Find out in our exclusive Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids betting tips below!

Under 1.5 Goals

We’ll preface our Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids prediction by saying that the two teams have faced only once. The game on the 24th of April, 2022, ended with a goalless tie that the fans certainly didn’t appreciate.

Charlotte are a newly established team and the two teams will yet have chances to cross swords. Both Charlotte and Robin Fraser’s boys have been horrible this season. The two teams are orbiting around the bottom of the table and one thing is certain – neither one of them can afford to lose any more points.

And if that’s not a solid foundation stone for our prognosis, we don’t know what is. Even Colorado Rapids’ last game was a narrow 0-1 victory over Sporting KC.

Charlotte to Win

Yes, the visitors’ last match was a thrifty 0-1 win against Sporting Kansas City but that’s not a reason for you to dismiss our Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids prediction. Victory or not in their last game, Sporting Kansas City are hardly a serious opponent this year. The team from Kansas is at the bottom of the table in the Western Conference with no victories in seven official games. It would’ve been concerning if Colorado Rapids didn’t get the three points at Children’s Mercy Park on the 9th of April.

Major Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics

Get the scoop on the Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids odds in the section our soccer experts prepared for you! After you’ve done that, pop over to our website to get exclusive access to our key MLS predictions.

Head to Head

24/04/22

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

0

Last Five - Charlotte FC

22/06/24

USA MLS USA

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

2

W

19/06/24

USA MLS USA

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

2

D

15/06/24

USA MLS USA

DC United

DC United

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

1

W

02/06/24

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

2

3

W

29/05/24

USA MLS USA

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

3

1

L

Last Five - Colorado Rapids

23/06/24

USA MLS USA

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

4

W

20/06/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

3

W

16/06/24

USA MLS USA

Austin FC

Austin FC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

2

W

02/06/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

1

L

30/05/24

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

1

L

Charlotte odds: +102 – 48.0%

Draw odds: +265 – 27.0%

Colorado Rapids odds: +250 – 25.0%

Newly established Charlotte’s odds stand at +102 which makes them the expected winners on Sunday against Colorado Rapids with a 48.0% likelihood of stealing the basket full of points. The visitors’ odds are alluring at +250 but the 25.0% win probability isn’t worth the risk.

Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Lineups & Team News

Charlotte

With so many key players out injured, it’s no wonder why Charlotte are struggling in the Eastern Conference. Kristijan Kahlina has been wonderful at keeping the ball away from Charlotte’s net but his back injury forced Christian Lattanzio to rely on George Marks and so far, the youngster’s efforts aren’t paying off. However, with the head-to-head record between the two teams being as it is, we feel that our key Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids prediction will be a success.

Predicted lineup – Marks (GK), Afful, Tuiloma, Malanda, Lindsey, Bender, Bronico, Vargas, Copetti, Swiderski & Jozwiak

Colorado Rapids

After seven official MLS games, Robin Fraser’s boys won once, lost three times, and three games ended with no winner. It’ll be interesting to see If Rapids’ 0-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City last week will serve as a motivation booster for the game at Bank of America Stadium or not.

Predicted lineup – Yarbrough (GK), Wilson, Maxso, Abubakar, Rosenberry, Acosta, Ronan, Nicholson, Alves, Rubio & Lewis

Starting Lineups

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC
4-3-3
31
George Marks
us
25
Harrison Afful
gh
29
Adilson Malanda
fr
6
Bill Tuiloma
nz
28
Joseph Mora
cr
11
Karol Swiderski
pl
20
Derrick Jones
us
13
Brandt Bronico
us
7
Kamil Jozwiak
pl
9
Enzo Copetti
ar
18
Kerwin Vargas
co
Substitutes
15
Benjamin Bender
us
23
Pablo Sisniega
mx
24
Jaylin Lindsey
us
19
Christopher Hegardt
us
36
Brandon Cambridge
us
21
Vinicius Mello
br
34
Andrew Privett
us
17
McKinze Gaines
us
14
Nathan Byrne
gb

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
3-4-2-1
22
William Yarbrough
us
6
Lalas Abubakar
gh
33
Steven Beitashour
ir
4
Daniel Wilson
gb
2
Keegan Rosenberry
us
21
Bryan Acosta
hn
20
Connor Ronan
ie
28
Sam Nicholson
gb
23
Cole Bassett
us
11
Diego Rubio
cl
77
Darren Yapi
us
Substitutes
8
Max
br
31
Anthony Markanich
us
1
Marko Ilic
rs
27
Sebastian Anderson
us
34
Michael Edwards
us
16
Alex Gersbach
au
12
Michael Barrios
co
91
Kevin Cabral
fr
7
Jonathan Lewis
us

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

Player to Watch: George Marks

Kristijan Kahlina’s back injury will take him out of the equation for Charlotte for a couple of more weeks. With his hands tied, coach Christian Lattanzio opted to make a few changes at the back with youngster George Marks as the starting goalkeeper at the expense of seasoned Pablo Sisniega. So far, it’s not working. Charlotte have averaged 2 goals conceded per game and it will be interesting if the 23-year-old will turn his season around with a solid performance over Colorado Rapids.

MLS Eastern Conference Standings

Eastern Conference
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

20 12 5 3 17 41
2 FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

19 12 3 4 9 39
3 New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

20 9 7 4 9 34
4 Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

20 9 5 6 3 32
5 Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

17 8 6 3 12 30
6 New York City FC

New York City FC

19 9 2 8 3 29
7 Nashville SC

Nashville SC

19 6 8 5 0 26
8 Toronto FC

Toronto FC

20 7 3 10 -7 24
9 Atlanta United

Atlanta United

19 5 6 8 2 21
10 Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

19 5 6 8 -8 21
11 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

19 4 8 7 0 20
12 New England Revolution

New England Revolution

17 6 1 10 -13 19
13 DC United

DC United

20 4 7 9 -11 19
14 CF Montreal

CF Montreal

19 4 7 8 -15 19
15 Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

19 4 6 9 -11 18

FAQs on Our Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Predictions:

Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids Prediction

  • Which team has a higher market value? – Surprisingly, Charlotte’s market value is €5.00m higher than the visitors’.
  • Which Charlotte players are out injured? – Goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina, defender Guzman Carujo, and backup left-back Adam Armour.
  • Which Colorado Rapids players are injured for this game? – The key one is team captain Jack Price. The rest are Dantouma Toure, Jackson Travis, Aboubacar Keita.
  • Where can I watch Charlotte vs Colorado Rapids? – Apple TV will broadcast this interesting clash.

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.