Goals might be thin on the ground in this late Friday night clash in Colorado.
Colorado Rapids v San Jose Earthquakes - Friday 02:00
Colorado can move to the top of the Western Conference with a win here as they currently trail Dallas by two points, with this game in hand. San Jose, meanwhile, are down in 8th but a win for them would leave them just three points behind Kansas City, who currently occupy the final playoff spot as the regular season draws to a conclusion.
Colorado have won three of five unbeaten games, with three clean sheets in these games as they’ve comfortably been the best side defensively in the league this season. Indeed, they’ve shut out their opponents in six of their last seven at DSG Park, but have scored more than twice only once all season as 12 of their 15 home games have had fewer than three goals, while nine had fewer than two.
San Jose picked up their first win in eight games as they beat Real Salt Lake at home last time out, but they’ve won just once on the road all season, with a W1-D7-L7 record overall. They’ve drawn their last four trips to sides in the top four of their respective conferences in what have been low-scoring encounters and we expect more of the same here. That will certainly bring the draw into play, while we wouldn’t put anyone off backing the0-0 correct score at 9.5 as these sides’ games have seen fewer goals than anyone else in the league this season.