MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Colorado vs New York Red Bulls
Monday, April 27th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Colorado will make their only trip to the Big Apple this season, when they take on New York at Red Bull Arena. In a mid-week game, and we will see more of these as the season progresses, New York is still the last team to have not tasted defeat and Colorado is in the Western Conference basement. Colorado comes off their second of three meetings with Dallas, winning the first by a score of 4 - 0 and drawing the second at home, 1 – 1, last weekend.
The Rapids have earned five of their seven points away from home, so they look to make it four straight road games in 2015 without a loss, but they have yet to win in front of their own fans. In this past weekend's game with Dallas the Rapids should have seen a better result than a draw.
They dominated the first half and, after a red card to Dallas' Blas Perez on the hour mark, played the last half hour up a man and with Perez off the field. It took a late goal to equalize when LaBrocca leveled the game at 1 on the 79th minute, but Dallas played the same type of soccer they did against Seattle, when they played 70 minutes down a man, kept 11 men behind the ball, and held on for a point.
The Red Bulls are the last remaining team in MLS to have not lost yet, although they might have seen the draw to LA over the weekend as a mild disappointment. They had at least four solid chances to take a 2 - 1 lead past the hour mark, and they tied the match at 1 on the 58th minute with a goal from Felipe.
They fell behind 1 - 0 early in the match, when Galaxy youngster Bradford Jamison IV scored his first goal in his pro career at the tender age of 18. It was one of only two shots on goal that LA was able to manage, as the New York defense held their own for the most part.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Colorado leads the recent series with 5 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
They did have a U.S Cup clash in 2010 that New York won 3 - 0 at home.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New York -135
Colorado +0.5 +115
New York -0.5 -135
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Mildly surprised to see a simple -105 on the Over 2.5 in this spot.
It is certainly not from the lack of opportunity that these two clubs create on the offensive side of the ball, and Colorado may not be stuffing the stat sheet with scoring numbers, but with so many chances balls start find the net more often.
These two should combine for 20 shots towards net, hopefully enough on frame to ripple the net often enough to make a play on this total.
We called for Colorado to break out in Dallas, and they have done well on the road so far without losing a game of three played.
New York loves an up-and-down pace, as we mentioned in their preview with Columbus who also loves to press.
With two teams pressing for as many shots as we expect to see, we can just hope there are enough of them on frame to cash this Over 2.5 ticket.
We see twine in the future for these two, and we see at the sites that carry the prop that the 'both teams to score' is juiced towards the 'yes' side of the action, which is something we like to see when taking totals and expecting goals.