Here is our betting preview as Colorado Rapids welcome visitors Portland Timbers to the Dicks Sporting Goods Park on 05/07/2016. We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. Colorado Rapids were held to a goalless draw when they travelled to LA Galaxy in their last league fixture. Portland Timbers continue their current form winning their game 3-2 against Houston Dynamo.
Table toppers Colorado Rapids maintain their impressive unbeaten league run of 11 games without defeat as they were held to a goalless draw by LA Galaxy. Colorado managed to get two good chances in front of goal in the first half but was unable to capitalise on the opportunities. However, Colorado did have to thank defender Dennis Castillo for saving the day as he managed to clear a shot off the line as Boateng almost gave LA Galaxy the lead. Michael Azira was on form again as the defensive midfielder intercepted another four passes taking his interception tally to fifty-three now, the MLS Leagues highest. Now Colorado faces Portland Timbers, a game they have to win to stay at the top of the table.
Portland Timbers came from two behind to win an intense match against Houston Dynamo as they put three past Joe Willis. Portland went two behind in the first half as both Andrew Wenger and Will Bruin managed to score. However, the second half was a frantic affair as Lucas Melano opened the scoring for Portland in the sixty-fourth minute and Diego Valeri confidently converted two penalty kicks that Portland was awarded late into the game. Portland now faces table toppers Colorado, a game that in the past they have enjoyed the most recent successes. Their last head to head fixture Portland won 4-1 and will be hoping to repeat this performance.
Colorado Rapids is missing Sean St. Ledger (knee injury), Bobby Burling (right knee surgery) and Dillon Serna (right knee surgery). Axel Sjoberg has four Yellow Cards to his name.
Portland Timbers is without Adam Kwarasey (torn ligament in finger).
Both teams are in good form, and it will be a tough encounter as neither side will want to slip up. This could well end up a goalless affair with both teams having strong defensive line ups.