Columbus Crew vs New York City FC
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium.
Columbus Crew have failed to play a big role in MLS Season 2019, but judging by some recent results and appearances, that might change in upcoming months.
The most popular team from Ohio is starting the new campaign in front of home fans against New York City FC, looking for the fifth victory in the last six games.
Visitors are looking strong offensively, scoring seven goals in the last two friendly matches. History says they are not doing well when it comes to games at MAPFRE Stadium.
Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Head-to-head
There were 13 matches between these two opponents so far, and a big majority of those were narrow contests. Columbus won four encounters, while losing five.
Season 2019 had two h2h duels between them. New York City FC were victorious at home 1-0 FT, while the match at this stadium ended without a winner 2-2 FT.
The average number of goals scored in all head to head duels so far is higher than 3.50 per match.
Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Prediction
Visiting head manager Ronny Deila can hardly be satisfied with things done during the transfer window. Only three players have joined NY City FC, while six of them left. The most notable acquisition was Thorarinsson from Swedish team Norrkoping.
New York City FC have started their preparations with three unpleasant losses to Corinthians, Los Angeles and Palmeiras. The last two appearances however were victories against lower tier teams Orange County SC and San Carlos. Interestingly, all five duels mentioned above ended Over 2.5 FT and BTTS.
We will back this option as our primary bet, considering Columbus’ recent results. Team from Ohio scored at least one goal in the last seven outings.
As for the full time winner market, draw seems like the best value. Stake should not be high though as we don’t fancy tipping this market in the opening weeks of a season.
Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals and Both teams to score @ 1.95
Draw @ 3.50.