Columbus Crew vs New York City
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 2nd September 2018
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).
This is a return leg fixture for the encounter that was played in July. Both teams will be coming into the match at a time when they are suffering from the same predicaments.
Columbus Crew are winless in their last two MSL games. They are in the 4th position of the Eastern Conference table having garnered 40 points from 26 matches. This game will be not be an easy one because they host an equally strong side.
For this match, the team is lucky to have almost all their players around. This may serve as a reason to rejuvenate their morale and strive to get something from this matchup.
New York City are also without a win in their last 2 league matches. They come into this away fixture from a home matchup that ended in a 1 all draw against the Red Bulls.
They are currently in the third place in the Eastern Conference standings, just above their opponent in this matchup.
The team will be without about 7 players, two suspended and five are out with injury. This will be music to the ears of the home team. Unless they are really focused, New York City may be disappointed in this away match.
Columbus Crew vs New York City: Head-to-Head
- New York City has won the last 2 h2h meetings.
- In the last 5 meetings, Columbus has won only once.
- New York City remain the most dominant with 3 win in the last 5 meetings.
- Only one match in the last 5 meetings saw the teams settle for a draw.
Columbus Crew vs New York City: Prediction
Without a doubt, New York City remain the most dominant side when they encounter Columbus Crew. However, they are currently in a bad shape and will be missing most of their players for this matchup.
The home side may have a chance to redeem themselves from the past 2 consecutive matchups. Nonetheless, the away team will not be going down without a fight. In fact, we may be surprised for to get an expected outcome in this matchup.
With the look of things, we should not expect more than 2.5 goals in this game.
Columbus Crew vs New York City: Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80).