Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/05/2023

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

Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union Predictions

This week’s MLS schedule pits Colorado Rapids against Philadelphia Union at DSG Park. If you are a true MLS fan, you’re not going to miss this clash! For more MLS predictions, go to our website.

Philadelphia Union to Win

We have to admit, Colorado Rapids had a far more acceptable opponent in the U.S. Open Cup this week. After all, coach Robin Fraser’s boys locked horns with lackluster Sacramento FC while Philadelphia Union had to collide with a far more dangerous foe – Minnesota United.

However, the fact remains that Philly reached the 2022 MLS final and this wasn’t by accident. Coach Jim Curtin’s boys showed real class and dedication to reach the final where they got pipped by a superior Los Angeles side.

Furthermore, Philadelphia Union have a significant head-to-head advantage as well as the last five matches ended with two victories for Jim Curtin’s boys, two draws, and only one Colorado Rapids win.

Over 1.5 Philadelphia Union Goals

We base our second Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union prediction on the expectation that Colorado Rapids’ players are still shell-shocked from their last collision with Philly. The match on the 28th of August, 2022, ended with a brutal 6-0 win for Philadelphia Union that could’ve been even more expressive if Jim Curtin’s boys used all their chances.

The last time Philadelphia Union scored two or more was on the 23rd of April versus Toronto when coach Jim Curtin’s side won 4-2 at home.

Interesting Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union H2H Stats & Bookmakers

The bellow mentioned odds were brought to you by FanDuel – our recommended bookie for this MLS brawl.

Head to Head

18/02/23

America Friendlies America

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Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

4

1

28/08/22

USA MLS USA

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Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

6

0

30/05/19

USA MLS USA

us

Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

1

01/04/18

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

us

Philadelphia Union

3

0

21/05/17

USA MLS USA

us

Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

1

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

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Colorado Rapids odds: +162 – 37.5%

Draw odds: +240 – 25.5%

Philadelphia Union odds: +167 – 37.0%

Surprisingly, Colorado Rapids are the bookmakers’ expected winners with a 37.5% win probability. However, we fancy the visitors’ odds as they are the 2022 MLS runners-up. The 0.5% win probability difference is negligible so we highly advise you to stick to our betting tip.

Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union Lineups & Team News

Colorado Rapids

There’s no other team with as many draws in MLS as Colorado Rapids. Coach Robin Fraser’s side recorded six draws since the start of the season and they are already starting to take their toll as the team is slacking in the Western Conference. If the manager wants his club to finally record a much-needed win, he’ll have to make some significant changes to his starting XI.

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

Philadelphia Union

As you saw in our Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union predictions above, coach Jim Curtin’s boys had to face Minnesota United in the next round of U.S. Open Cup soccer but before that, they poached the three points in the MLS drama versus New York Red Bulls. The clash at Red Bull Arena ended 0-1 in favor of the visitors after a very controversial penalty which Daniel Gazdag was composed enough to turn into three points for his club.

Predicted lineup – Blake (GK), Wagner, Glesnes, Elliott, Mbaizo, McGlynn, Martinez, Bedoya, Gazdag, Uhre & Carranza

Starting Lineups

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
3-4-2-1
22
William Yarbrough
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4
Daniel Wilson
gb
5
Andreas Maxso
dk
6
Lalas Abubakar
gh
28
Sam Nicholson
gb
20
Connor Ronan
ie
15
Danny Leyva
us
31
Anthony Markanich
us
91
Kevin Cabral
fr
7
Jonathan Lewis
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11
Diego Rubio
cl
Substitutes
29
Braian Galvan
ar
1
Marko Ilic
rs
34
Michael Edwards
us
64
Moise Bombito
ca
12
Michael Barrios
co
27
Sebastian Anderson
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47
Yosuke Hanya
jp
21
Bryan Acosta
hn
97
Ralph Priso
ca

Philadelphia Union

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3-5-2
18
Andre Blake
jm
5
Jakob Glesnes
no
3
Jack Elliott
gb
17
Damion Onandi Lowe
jm
15
Olivier Mbaizo
cm
11
Alejandro Bedoya
us
31
Leon Maximilian Flach
de
16
Jack McGlynn
us
27
Kai Wagner
de
10
Daniel Gazdag
hu
9
Julian Carranza
ar
Substitutes
19
Joaquin Torres
ar
20
Jesus Bueno
ve
26
Nathan Harriel
us
14
Jeremy Rafanello
us
12
Joseph Bendik
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2
Matt Real
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25
Chris Donovan
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6
Andres Perea
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21
Richard Odada
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*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Daniel Gazdag

It’s still too early to tell whether or not Daniel Gazdag will be in the fight for the 2023 MLS top scorers’ award but with four goals to his name, he’s sure putting in the work for it. After the sensational 2022 season he had, fans are hoping for more from him. And that’s what he’ll give them on Sunday, according to our Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union predictions.

After all, the 27-year-old scored 24 goals in 37 official MLS matches last season averaging 0.65 goals per game. Surely, he’ll be among the key players to watch on the pitch this week.

Q&As Regarding These Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union Predictions

Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union Prediction

  • What’s coach Robin Fraser’s record versus Philadelphia Union? – Colorado Rapids’ manager has a 0-1-3 record over Philly.
  • How did the last Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union head-to-head end? – With a 6-0 Philadelphia Union victory.
  • Which bookmaker would you recommend? – You might want to check out FanDuel. The bookie has outstanding Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union odds for you.

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.