Minnesota United vs Colorado Rapids for the Major League Soccer championship match on Thursday at Allianz Field Stadium.
Minnesota United are looking to perform much better after a 5-3 loss away from home in Dallas while visiting Colorado Rapids looking for a third consecutive MLS win.
The history between these two clubs and their most recent MLS performances suggests that Colorado Rapids stand a good chance of a positive result on Thursday. The visitors have lost just one of their five previous meetings with Minnesota United and have won their last three games against this particular opponent. Colorado Rapids won 1-0 in an earlier match of June.
Colorado Rapids have also won their last two league games against SJ Earthquakes and Montreal Impact, with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals being produced on each occasion.
Minnesota United lost an eight-goal 5-3 thriller against Dallas in their last game, which ended the unbeaten run of four games and means that in their previous three games, hosts on Thursday have conceded an average of two goals.
The two clubs looked increasingly sharp in front of the goal last month but kept many sheets clean at the same time. Both teams have scored in five of the last six and three of Minnesota United’s last five games, with Thursday’s visitors failing to keep a clean sheet during that period.
I am confident that a double chance bet on Colorado Rapids will be settled on Thursday with a possible 2-1 result. Colorado Rapids have an excellent track record against their hosts and go back-to-back, but Minnesota United have lost just two of their last six games, and it won’t be easy to beat. The best option will even be a goal bet.
My bet is over 2.5 goals.