Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Anything short of a win this Wednesday for the Five Stripes, and their 2020 MLS campaign comes to an end. They are placed dead-last in the table after losing both their fixtures, and now can just hope against hope that they qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.
Meanwhile, the Black & Gold have already ensured their participation in the knockouts, and even a draw in this upcoming encounter would confirm them as champions. Suffice it to say that Frank de Boer’s men are under huge pressure, and this desperation could easily lead to a lot of goals.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Caleb Porter’s men had won the latest clash between the two, with a 1-3 scoreline.
- They had also scored two or more goals in the former three clashes in a row.
- Three of the previous four matches had goals from both teams.
- Four of the last six encounters had four or more goals.
- Of the former ten meetings between the two, only one has ended in a draw.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Prediction
Porter’s men can play a lot relaxed, as opposed to their counterparts, for whom this is a do-or-die fixture. They have to win this game, and that too by a huge margin. This will surely make them prone to mistakes, and the Black & Gold, who have been clinical in the tournament so far, will punish this fiercely.
Moreover, Porter’s men have scored two or more goals in the last three h2h games, and they had won the latest encounter with a 1-3 scoreline on the road. They also have one of the best records so far in the MLS 2020, with them yet to concede a goal in the competition, while having scored six so far.
By the looks of things, expect Columbus Crew to avoid a defeat any cost, and to score in plenty too.
Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Columbus Crew or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Columbus Crew @ 2.00 (1/1).