Soccer Picks: Revolution vs. Rapids in MLS Action

Steven Suarez

Monday, July 15, 2013 4:06 PM GMT

The Rapids and Revolution are both in sixth place in their respective conference standings. What can soccer bettors expect to happen when these two teams meet up on Wednesday?

Odds Overview

There's a different level of comfort when playing at home and the Rapids are hoping that can help them to three points against the visiting Revolution this week.

The soccer odds are in Colorado's favor, with the home team in and around the -115 area to get the win.  Predicting a New England win would reward those risk-takers handsomely, as the Revolution are listed as high as +350. A draw can be added to your sports picks at a price of +240.

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Colorado Rapids 

The Rapids had lost three straight games from mid to late June, but they've turned a corner as of late, going undefeated over their past three league fixtures. 

First off was a thrilling 4-3 win over Montreal, which was followed by a 2-0 home win over New York and a 0-0 draw with DC United. 

With a haul of seven points out of a possible nine, Colorado has been able to make up some ground in the conference standings. They're in sixth place, but they're only 10 points behind first-place, held by Real Salt Lake at the moment.

However, the Rapids haven't enjoyed the best home-field advantage this season. They've gone 4-3-3 with a modest goal differential of plus-three.

Who are the danger men for Colorado? Look out for Atiba Harris and Deshorn Brown, who both have five goals. Then there's Chris Klute, who's actually recorded five assists as a defender this season. 

New England Revolution

Trying their best to stay within striking distance in the Eastern Conference, the Revolution could really use at least a point from Wednesday's match.

Over the weekend New England fell 2-1 at home to Houston. Saer Sene had evened up the score ten mintues into the second half, but Adam Moffat then scored the winner with just over ten minutes remaining.

The Revolution head back on the road, where they've had mixed results. They have two wins, three draws, and three losses and we'll see what they can come up with this week.

Playing without the injured Juan Agudelo, New England has had to lean even more on Diego Fagunde and Saer Sene. Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen have also been threats going forward at times this season. 

Overall, goalscoring, or should we say the lack thereof, has been the primary issue for the Revolution. This team has actually been excellent defensively, having allowed just 16 goals in 18 games, the lowest number in all of Major League Soccer. 

MLS Pick 

This will be the one and only meeting between these teams this season.

Last year, the Revolution won 2-1 at home in an exciting game in which both sides had numerous scoring chances.

We feel as if Colorado is set to return the favor in this midweek clash. The Rapids have really been playing well lately and are certainly going to want to close out this three-match homestand in positive fashion.

Recent form should always be taken into consideration when making your soccer picks, and Colorado owns the better record in that regard. Add in the fact they'll be on their home field and we're going to take the Rapids at -115. 

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