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Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Real Salt Lake have won seven of the last nine Rocky Mountain Cup encounters. However, RSL have only ever won eight of 23 visits to Colorado since their first in 2005.

Under 2.5 goals is 17/20.

Diego Rubio is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to score anytime.

Match preview

 It's the 52nd meeting of these two Rocky Mountain Cup rivals, their very first taking place back in 2005.

The cup is awarded to the club with the most points across all meeting that season, so will be handed out when they go head-to-head again on 9 July.

Real Salt Lake are the holders having lifted the trophy for the tenth time in just 13 seasons last year.

Will they continue to boast the bragging rights in the cross-state rivalry?

Of the two, it is RSL who've made the better start to the 2022 season, amassing ten points from five matches so far.

Last weekend though, Pablo Mastroeni's side were beaten for the first time this year, going down 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park against SKC.

Nevertheless, before this, the Claret and Cobalt had won three in a row, claiming wins over Seattle, New England and then Nashville.

Colorado meanwhile were the best in the west in 2021, but began this season with CONCACAF Champions League embarrassment and a heavy defeat at LAFC.

However, since then, the Rapids have stabilised, beating both Atlanta United and Sporting Kansas City at home, 3-0 and then 2-0.

Last time out, Mark-Anthony Kaye opened the scoring in Texas, only for Houston Dynamo to equalise in stoppage time, thereby snatching a draw.

This leaves Robin Fraser's side sixth, looking to leapfrog their rivals with a victory here.

Who will take south-western bragging rights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park?

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