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MLS Preview and Prediction: FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids

FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Preview and Prediction

Competition: Major League Soccer – FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids

Venue: Toyota Stadium – Saturday, September 10 – 21:00 ET (02:00 BST) 

Match Odds: Dallas 8/13 – Draw 13/5 – Colorado 9/2

Match Preview

FC Dallas welcome Western Conference rivals Colorado Rapids to Toyota Stadium on Saturday night in a game which could have a huge impact on the race for the Supporters’ Shield.

Dallas lead the way in the overall standings by five points and a win here would put them in a really strong position to push on for silverware.

A loss would be a devastating result, as Colorado have two games in hand on them and trail by just five points, and it would open up the chance for other sides to close the gap.

Dallas come into this one having won 3-1 against Portland, stretching their unbeaten home run to 21 games.

Although Colorado have two games in hand they have plenty of work to do if they are to make up the ground on Dallas.

A draw in this one would be a solid result. Considering they face a Dallas side who have an incredible record at home, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see The Rapids set out to frustrate their opponents.

Colorado come into this one off the back of their 2-0 away loss to New England. The Rapids have now lost their last two and are winless in four.

Worryingly for Colorado they haven’t won in their last six on the road, losing three and drawing three. It will be a tough task to bring that run to an end here.

Team News

Zach Loyd remains the only injury concern for FC Dallas as he is out with concussion.

Colorado Rapids have three injury concerns ahead of the game as Dillon Serna is out, while Sean St. Ledger and Jermaine Jones are both doubts.

Key Points

FC Dallas’ last five: W/D/L/W/W

Colorado Rapids’ last five: W/D/D/L/L

Key Stat: FC Dallas on a staggering 21 game unbeaten run at home in MLS.

Key Player: Tim Howard – The last line of defence for Colorado has been impressive since he joined the team, if he can perform to his high standards he will give his side a great chance of getting a positive result.

Score Prediction

FC Dallas 2-1 Colorado Rapids – Dallas to come out of this tie with three points. It has the makings of a close one but once again, given their home form and Colorado’s recent winless run on the road, a win for FC Dallas looks likely.

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About Lewis Addley (592 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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