MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Colorado vs Los Angeles
Friday, July 31th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo as they make their final visit to BBVA Compass Stadium in the 2015 regular season. The Galaxy are still looking for their first road win of the year in any competition, but have still managed to cling to the third position in the Western Conference standings, having earned 29 of their 34 points at home.
Los Angeles made a goalkeeper move this week and brought back Donovan Ricketts, who was with LA from 2009 to 2011, in which he earned the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2010, while leading them to their fourth championship in 2011. Ricketts was traded from Orlando City for a second round draft pick in the 2016 MLS Super Draft.
Jaime Penedo was simply let go from the Galaxy this week, stating on his social media pages that he was not happy with his contract, and wanted more stability towards the future of his career.
The Galaxy are coming off a 3 - 0 loss to Houston last weekend, continuing their road issues that have held this club back all season, although as mentioned they are still in the thick of the Western Conference playoff scenario.
LA will host their next two games, one of which is in the CONCACAF Champions Leagueon Thursdayagainst Central FC, before taking on Seattle next weekend at StubHub Center. The rivalry with Seattle grew to greater heights a season ago when the two met for the final two games of the regular season, and again in the Western Conference semifinals.
Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena will likely have to dig deep into his bench this weekend, as the laundry list of injuries could possibly see five starters out of the mix.
Robbie Keane is questionable with a shoulder injury, while newcomer Steven Gerrard is also questionable this weekend, as they both sat out of the All-Star game this week in hopes of playing this weekend.
Jose Villarreal is still dealing with the knee injury that has seen him out for a spell, while Baggio Husidic and Todd Dunivant are also listed as questionable on the MLS injury report.
The Colorado Rapids are doing all they can to get into the playoff picture in the West, winning their last three outings to bring them up to 24 points on the year. They are still eight points behind Portland who currently holds the sixth and final post season position in the table.
In the Rapids last three wins, they have taken out Vancouver, Real Salt Lake and Seattle, who are all playoff contenders in the West.
In the 1 - 0 win over Seattle last weekend, the Sounders were again without Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins, making it easy for Houston on the defensive end of the ball. Seattle managed just one shot on net in the second half, while Houston's Kevin Doyle scored in the 84th minute to secure the win.
Colorado's Luis Solignac, Dillon Serna and Axel Sjoberg are questionable this weekend, while Lucas Pittinari is still out with an undisclosed injury.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Los Angeles leads the recent series with 5 Wins, 3 Losses and 2 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Colorado Pk -110
LA Pk -110
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Los Angeles was the only thing that stopped us from going 9 - 0 with last weekend's predictions here at BetDSI and we will not make that same mistake this weekend. We gave them too much credit and though they could manage to get by Houston, they looked lethargic in their attempts.
Los Angeles has now got to prove that they can win anywhere other than StubHub Center, and that will lead us to play on the handicap with Colorado.
The Pk Draw no Bet action on the Rapids goes in as our suggestion this weekend at Dick's place, and the -110 line is fair enough for us.