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Saturday's MLS picks from soccer expert Graham Ruthven come to us from the Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC showdown. Read below to find out who Graham is picking.

MLS Picks: Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC Prediction

As frontrunners in the Western Conference, Sporting KC are enjoying a good 2021 season. Indeed, Peter Vermes’ team have been tipped by many to go all the way in both the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup after being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs last year. The spine and structure of a title-winning side is there.

Similar, however, could be said of the Colorado Rapids who are currently just six points behind Sporting KC in the standings. Robin Fraser’s team have claimed 11 points from their last six league games and could also find themselves in the mix with the playoffs starting to appear on the horizon.

Here are some tips and predictions for Colorado Rapids v Sporting KC on Saturday August 7.

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Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC Prediction

When: Saturday, August 7 at 9:00 pm ET

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Complete Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC odds

In terms of their recent form, these two teams are currently the strongest in the Western Conference. Indeed, no two teams in the division boast the strong form of the Colorado Rapids (11 points from their last six games) and Sporting KC (13 points from their last six games) and so this has the potential to be a blockbuster of an encounter.

The Rapids are unbeaten in their last seven league matches played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. This strong home form has been key for Fraser’s team this season, but Sporting KC have been the most successful team on the road in the Western Conference so far this season, losing just three of the eight away matches they have played including each of their last three.

Sporting KC put down a marker with their 4-1 away win over Los Angeles FC during the week with the attacking pair of Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi particularly impressive for the visitors. If they can find that sort of form again this weekend, the Rapids might find it difficult to hold Sporting KC at arm’s length.

Colorado boast one of the best defensive records in the Western Conference and will need to maintain that solidity at the back to stand a chance against Sporting KC. If the visitors can unlock their attacking potential, though, they will likely claim all three points to strengthen their grip on the division.

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC Picks

2u -  Both Teams To Score @ -154

0.5 - Daniel Salloi Anytime Goalscorer @ +230

Article Author


Graham Ruthven is a soccer writer and tipster who has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Eurosport and others.


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