Since their initial matchup in 2005, these two Rocky Mountain Cup foes have faced off 52 times, with RSL winning the trophy in five of the most recent six seasons.
Its winner takes all as the two square off in Utah following a 1-1 stalemate at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park back in April.
RSL enters this game as the clear favourite because Colorado is third from the bottom of the Western Conference, while RSL is third from the top. But at Allianz Field over the weekend, Minnesota United defeated Real Salt Lake 3-2.
In St. Paul, the Claret and Cobalt were down 3-0, and Anderson Julio and Jefferson Savarino were unable to mount a late rally.
To secure their spot in the playoffs, Pablo Mastroeni’s team has only dropped two of their previous seven games.
Colorado Rapids, who won the Western Conference title in the previous season, is currently sitting 17 points back of the leaders.
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Betting Odds!
Last weekend, with a 2-0 lead over Austin FC at home, Robin Fraser’s club appeared to be headed for a significant triumph.
Early goals from Jonathan Lewis and Lalas Abubakar came quickly, the latter on a lovely chip although the Verde and Black finished the game with ten men, the Rapids utterly crumbled, allowing them to escape Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with a 3-2 victory.
RSL will bet on their prospects of earning three points and some friendly rivalry hardware in this game at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids
Date and Time: 07:30, Sunday, 10th July- 2022
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, United States
- Real Salt Lake to win is 1.91.
- Both teams to score is 1.75.
- Real Salt Lake to win and both teams to score is 3.75.
- Anderson Julio is 8.5 to open the scoring and 3.4 to net anytime.
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Betting Odds
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Full-Time Result
|Real Salt Lake||2.17|
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Both Teams To Score
|Both Teams To Score||1.86||2.13|
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids 2.5 Over/Under
In total, 22 goals were scored in those games, averaging 3.67 goals per match.
The final league meeting between these teams took place on MLS Match Day 8 on 03/04/2022, with Colorado Rapids defeating Real Salt Lake 1–1.
Colorado Rapids had 63 percent of the possession in that game and had 16 shots on goal, 6 of which were on goal. Lalas Abubakar (56′) was the only player for them to register a goal.
Real Salt Lake, their adversaries, had 5 shots at goal with 2 of them being on target. (45′) Pablo Ruz scored.
Ted Unkel served as the match’s arbitrator. At the Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids square off, with the home team sitting in third and the visitors in twelfth.
With a loss and a draw in their most recent two games, Salt Lake’s confidence has been shaken during the previous week.
With five points given up, they are currently five and seven points behind Austin and LAFC, respectively, and a victory is the only outcome they can hope for.
However, their performance at the Rio Tinto, where they have four victories, a tie, and four clean sheets in their previous five games, can be encouraging.
After all, with only four goals allowed in eight home games, they are the second-best home club in the Western Conference and have by far the greatest home defence.
The Colorado Rapids are currently having trouble getting back into shape. With just two victories in their last nine games, they have lost their last four games, most recently against Austin.
Even worse, the Rapids scored the game’s first two goals before losing 3-2.
Coach Robin Fraser blamed the team’s current lack of “concentration and determination” for the defeat. This season, their defence has failed them, as evidenced by the fact that they have only kept one clean sheet out of the last six games.
It doesn’t get much better for the Colorado team when they are away from home, as they have lost all twelve of their games, conceded in eleven of them, and failed to score in five.
They have only two points and five goals scored in their eight road games, making them the weakest away squad in their conference.
Last Five Games For Real Salt Lake
Last Five Games For Colorado Rapids
MLS Points Table
|1||NY Red Bulls||19||9||5||5||29||20||9||32|
|4||New York City||17||8||5||4||33||19||14||29|
|3||Real Salt Lake||18||8||5||5||22||22||0||29|