Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers prediction, preview, team news and more | MLS 2021

Colorado and Portland played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their last encounter
Colorado and Portland played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their last encounter
Sachin Bhat

An enticing contest between the third and fourth-placed sides awaits at DSG Park on Sunday in the MLS as Colorado Rapids host Portland Timbers.

With 14 wins and 10 draws from 30 games, the Rapids are six points clear of the Timbers in the table, but have won only once in their last four games.

Portland, meanwhile, saw their four-game winning run end at the hands of LA Galaxy last weekend before going on to lose to Vancouver on Thursday.

It halted their upward spiral and kept them from closing the gap on their western rivals.

Both sides will be eager to return to winning ways here, although poor defenses in both camps make for an enticing clash.

Colorado have conceded eight times in their last four games, including thrice each to Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake, while Portland aren't far behind with six.

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Head-To-Head

Colorado Rapids have won exactly a third of their last 24 games against Portland, who've won 10 times during this period.

However, their last clash, coming just over a month ago, ended in a 2-2 draw.

Shifting our focus to Portland on Saturday 👊

Colorado Rapids Form Guide (all competitions): W-L-W-L-D

Portland Timbers Form Guide (all competitions): W-W-W-L-L

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Team News

Colorado Rapids

The Rapids have a clean bill of health going into Sunday's game and manager Robin Fraser can call upon his best XI.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Unavailable: None

"This isn't us, today."Gio Savarese addresses tonight's loss. #RCTID

Portland Timbers

Unfortunately, the Timbers have not had as much luck with injuries, with four players currently in the treatment room.

Claudio Bravo and Bill Tuiloma are doubtful due to thigh problems.

Injured: Ismaila Jome, Jeff Attinella, Andy Polo, and Eryk Williamson

Suspended: None

Unavailable: None

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Predicted XI

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Clint Irwin; Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Kellyn Acosta; Michael Barrios, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jack Price, Jonathan Lewis; Dominique Badji, Andre Shinyashiki.

Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Steve Clark; Josecarlos Van Rankin, Larrys Mabiala, Dario Župarić, Pablo Bonilla; George Fochive, Cristhian Paredes; Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Yimmi Chará; Felipe Mora.

Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Both sides rank highly on the table but their form of late hasn't been inspiring.

They've struggled to knit victories together and have also conceded a handful of goals in their last few games.

A high-scoring contest is on the cards that may end in a share of the spoils.

Prediction: Colorado Rapids 2-2 Portland Timbers

Edited by Peter P


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