Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/16/2024

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Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids Prediction
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Lumen Field is the venue on which the Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids head-to-head will be held on the 16th of March. We anticipate seeing a one-sided affair with coach Schmetzer’s boys seeing more of the ball, but you’ll read more about it in Football Whispers’ professional Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids betting tips below.

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Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids prediction: Schmetzer’s boys to crush the Rapids

Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Seattle Sounders to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

2-1 to Seattle Sounders

💥 Both teams to score

 

BTTS

Key Stats

  • Seattle Sounders won three consecutive games against Colorado Rapids.
  • Coach Brian Schmetzer has a wonderful 11-2-4 record against the Rapids.
  • Three of the last five Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids head-to-heads resulted in goals galore.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies like Seattle Sounders

  • HOME: -165 – 62.1%
  • DRAW: +315 – 23.9%
  • AWAY: +450 – 14.0%

*These Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids odds are subject to change

As you can see from the above-mentioned odds, even the bookies believe Seattle Sounders are the expected winners this week. Coach Brian Schmetzer’s boys enjoy a massive 62.1% win probability ahead of the kick-off, and we couldn’t agree more with the bookmakers on this one. Understandably, this makes the visitors the underdogs, with a lackluster win probability of 14.0%.

However, we believe we will see BTTS at Lumen Field, as the visitors won’t go down without a swing. The odds are priced at -145, giving our favorite Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids prediction a massive 59.18% chance of success.

Last five H2Hs: Colorado Rapids aren’t up to par

USA MLS 21/09/23

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1
Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

USA MLS 27/02/23

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

4
Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

0

USA MLS 24/07/22

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2
Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

USA MLS 23/05/22

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1
Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

0

America Friendlies 01/02/22

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1
Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1

The Rapids last bested Seattle Sounders on the 22nd of May, 2022. Almost two years have passed since then, and the class difference between the two teams has only gotten more noticeable.

Seattle Sounders team news and form: Schmetzer’s boys need to step up their game

Sure, the 2024 MLS campaign has only just begun, but Brian Schmetzer’s team is not off to a great start, with one draw and a loss in the opening two league games. However, the experienced manager will be able to count on his key players for this game, which surely benefits our Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids predictions greatly.

Predicted lineup: Thomas (GK), Roldan, Ragen, Arreaga, Tolo, Vargas, Atencio, Roldan, de la Vega, Chu & Morris

USA MLS 16/06/24

W

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

0

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

USA MLS 09/06/24

L

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1

USA MLS 30/05/24

D

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1

USA MLS 26/05/24

W

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

1

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

USA US Open Cup 23/05/24

W

Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC

1

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

2

Colorado Rapids team news and form: Steffen and colleagues need to do better

The Rapids recorded one win, one draw, and one loss since the start of their 2024 MLS journey. Will they be able to do better than last season? Absolutely. You can’t do worse than last place.

Predicted lineup: Steffen (GK), Vines, Maxso, Bombito, Rosenberry, Ronan, Larraz, Bassett, Mosso, Mihailovic & Navarro

USA MLS 16/06/24

W

Austin FC

Austin FC

0

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

2

USA MLS 02/06/24

L

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

USA MLS 30/05/24

L

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

3

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

1

USA MLS 26/05/24

D

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

3

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

USA MLS 19/05/24

L

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

5

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

Player to watch: Stefan Frei

Shot-stopper Stefan Frei is the player to watch in our Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids prediction, as he’s not only the Sounders’ team captain but also one of the key performers for coach Brian Schmetzer. He was an irreplaceable cog in the Seattle Sounders machine last season, so we should see his name among the starters for the visitors.

Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids Player
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Frei proves age is just a number

At the age of 37, Stefan Frei has had quite a career. However, we believe he still has a few good years ahead of him.


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.