Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 01/06/2023

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Columbus Crew - Colorado Rapids

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

Essential Betting Lines and Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Predictions

After a lengthy voyage, Colorado Rapids will face Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on the 1st of June. Will jetlagged Rapids lose or will they pick themselves up for a third MLS win? Find out the answer in these Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids betting tips from Football Whispers’ soccer experts.

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BTTS

As good of an attack as Columbus Crew have, they lack consistency at the back. Colorado Rapids are no one’s favorite for the three points, this much is true, however, Robin Fraser’s boys may be fortunate to score once or twice on the 1st of June if the latest stats are any indication.

Columbus Crew conceded in three back-to-back games in all tournaments. Even lackluster Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC defeated the Crew in the U.S. Open Cup game on the 25th of May. Surely, coach Wilfried Nancy will not be able to magically fix all the defensive issues with a stroke of a magic wand.

2-1 to Columbus Crew

We consider this our primary Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids prediction for a reason. The outstanding Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids odds were brought to you by FanDuel and we just couldn’t miss the opportunity to advise you on a correct-score bet on Thursday.

The Crew have only two victories over Colorado Rapids in the last 10 brawls. Both ended with a 2-1 victory for Columbus Crew and seeing as the two sides are on opposite sides of the spectrum in this campaign, we believe there’s a high chance that the game on the 1st of June will end with a 2-1 score in favor of the Crew as well. Seen as a gamble to some degree, this betting tip is among the best decisions you can make this week as the Crew’s attacking force is only bested by Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference.

Valuable Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Head-to-Head Stats

Not only do we have interesting Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids odds for you but the graphics contain data regarding the last couple of games. Quickly going through them is a good idea if you want to have the edge over the bookies.

Head to Head

14/08/22

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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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Columbus Crew

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26/05/19

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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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Columbus Crew

3

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23/09/18

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Columbus Crew

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

1

04/06/17

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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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Columbus Crew

2

1

15/05/16

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Columbus Crew

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

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Last Five - Colorado Rapids

16/06/24

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Austin FC

Austin FC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

2

W

02/06/24

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

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30/05/24

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Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

1

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26/05/24

USA MLS USA

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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19/05/24

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Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

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Columbus Crew odds: -142 – 57.0%

Draw odds: +285 – 25.0%

Colorado Rapids odds: +335 – 18.0%

Our ‘2-1 to Columbus Crew’ prediction for Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids is valued at +770 and its success chance is estimated at only 11.5%. However, the risk is calculated as Columbus Crew are indeed the bookie’s expected winners with a massive 57.0% win probability while Colorado Rapids’ likelihood of scooping the three points is at a measly 18.0%.

Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Lineups & Team News

Columbus Crew

With 25 goals scored and 17 conceded, Columbus Crew currently ranks 8th with a game yet to be played. Two victories could mean a far better rank in MLS and seeing as the next opponent is lackluster Rapids, we might just see coach Nancy’s boys get closer to the top of the table in the Eastern Conference.

Predicted lineup – Schulte (GK), Vallecilla, Moreira, Quinton, Amundsen, Morris, Nagbe, Farsi, Matan, Zelarayan & Hernandez

Colorado Rapids

With only two victories in 15 games, Colorado Rapids’ players can’t have the audacity of feeling down on their luck. They are short on attacking punch and it’s the key reason for the poor results recently. Coach Robin Fraser is very well aware of the issues on his team, and if he wishes to keep his job, much-needed changes should be applied sooner rather than later.

Predicted lineup – Yarbrough (GK), Abubakar, Wilson, Maxso, Galvan, Priso, Ronan, Leyva, Nicholson, Cabral & Lewis

Starting Lineups

Columbus Crew

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3-4-2-1
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Patrick Schulte
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31
Steven Moreira
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2
Philip Quinton
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23
Mohamed Ramzdine Farsi
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14
Yaw Yeboah
gh
8
Aidan Morris
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6
Darlington Nagbe
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18
Malte Amundsen
dk
17
Christian Ramirez
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10
Lucas Zelarrayan
am
9
Cucho Hernandez
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Substitutes
25
Sean Zawadzki
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16
Isaiah Parente
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33
Jake Morris
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19
Jacen Russell-Rowe
ca
27
Maximilian Arfsten
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24
Evan Bush
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22
Keegan Hughes
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94
Jimmy Medranda
co

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
3-5-2
1
Marko Ilic
rs
6
Lalas Abubakar
gh
5
Andreas Maxso
dk
64
Moise Bombito
ca
2
Keegan Rosenberry
us
28
Sam Nicholson
gb
20
Connor Ronan
ie
15
Danny Leyva
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4
Daniel Wilson
gb
7
Jonathan Lewis
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21
Bryan Acosta
hn
Substitutes
14
Calvin Harris
gb
33
Steven Beitashour
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22
William Yarbrough
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31
Anthony Markanich
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16
Alex Gersbach
au
23
Cole Bassett
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27
Sebastian Anderson
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39
Marlon Vargas
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*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Cucho Hernandez

After an unsuccessful spell at Premier League’s Wolves, Cucho Hernandez decided that a change of scenery is what’s good for his career. Following a massive €9.55m transfer bid, Hernandez changes the Wolverhampton jersey for a Columbus Crew one.

He still has issues finding the goal but with three assists to his name in the 2023 MLS campaign, he’s among the best creators at coach Wilfried Nancy’s disposal and one who can be the difference-makers for our Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids predictions.

Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Predictions & Questions

Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids Prediction

  • Which are Colorado Rapids’ ineligible players for this game? – Team captain Jack Price and defender-in-chief Aboubacar Keita are both injured.
  • Will Cucho Hernandez appear for the Crew? – Yes, Columbus Crew’s highest-rated player will be among the starters on Thursday.
  • Whom do the bookmakers favor? – According to the Columbus Crew vs Colorado Rapids odds, a victory for the home team is to be expected.

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.