Colorado Rapids go up against Austin FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City on Tuesday, July 5. The match will start at 6:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Colorado Rapids are currently 23rd in the MLS 2022 points table with 19 points, including five wins, seven losses and four draws. The Rapids were comfortably beaten by Portland Timbers in their last match in this tournament. 

The hosts lost their last home game 3-1 against Nashville SC. However, their overall form at home this season has been good, winning three of the last five matches along with a draw.

Austin FC recently won back-to-back away games in the MLS, beating CF Montreal and Charlotte FC while keeping a clean sheet in both matches. With nine wins under their belt in MLS 2022, the visitors stand third on the points table. 

The visitors are one of the only four teams who have scored more than 30 goals this season. Austin FC have won four of the last six away encounters in MLS 2022, scoring more than one in a couple of them.

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC Major League Soccer 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Colorado Rapids: 1.72, Austin FC: 4.70, Draw: 3.90

Betwinner odds: Colorado Rapids: 1.72, Austin FC: 4.42, Draw: 3.94

Betway odds: Colorado Rapids: 1.70, Austin FC: 4.33, Draw: 3.80

10CRIC odds: Colorado Rapids: 1.73, Austin FC: 4.62, Draw: 3.79

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC head-to-head

Colorado Rapids have the edge in this head-to-head, winning two of the three encounters against Austin FC. The Rapids have kept a clean sheet in both the victories. The visitors won the first-ever head-to-head match against Colorado Rapids.

The hosts beat Austin FC 3-0 in their latest match against each other. 

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC probable starting lineups

Colorado Rapids: Abraham Rodriguez (goalkeeper); Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Steven Beitashour; Jack Price (captain), Diego Rubio; Max, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jonathan Lewis; Gyasi Zardes. 

Austin FC: Brad Stuver (goalkeeper); Nick Lima, Ruben Gabrielsen, Kipp Keller, Jon Gallagher; Daniel Pereira Gil, Alexander Ring (captain); Owen Wolff, Sebastian Driussi, Diego Fagundez; Danny Hoesen.

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch

Colorado Rapids: Diego Rubio is the top pick in this encounter. The Chilean has scored seven goals in MLS this season. The attacking midfielder was in top form over April and May, scoring five goals in eight games in this tournament.

Austin FC: Sebastian Driussi is the club’s top goal contributor this season in the MLS with nine goals and three assists. The 26-year-old scored in their recent home game against FC Dallas. The midfielder has scored 14 goals in his MLS career. 

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC Major League Soccer 2022 prediction

Colorado Rapids have won their last two encounters against Austin FC. Considering their home form, the hosts are the favourites to win this encounter against Austin FC.

Austin FC’s away form this season has been good but they have struggled recently against the Rapids. This game will be another uphill task for the visitors.