Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls: Preview and Predictions

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).

There is a close battle developing in the top half of the Eastern Conference table with 5 teams separated by 7 points.

Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls are 3rd and 4th respectively and points will be vital here to put pressure on leaders Atlanta United and New York City who will be going head-to-head earlier the same day.

Columbus Crew are coming on the back of a high scoring draw against Toronto FC, stretching their unbeaten run to 8 matches. Still, head coach Gregg Berhalter will be concerned about his team’s defensive performances last week that saw then go 3-0 down within the first 60 minutes. It was three late goals that earned them the share of the spoils and the strong finish will help them keep the momentum going for Saturday’s match.

It will be worth to note that Crew SC kept 5 consecutive clean sheets prior to the three conceded against Toronto last week. Besides, they have a solid home record this season, having lost just 1 of the 8 games so far, won 5 and drew 2.

New York Red Bulls are 4 points behind Crew SC, however they have played 3 games less than their Saturday’s host and 2 less than the teams sitting inside top 2.

Jesse Marsch’s side were beaten 2-1 by New England last week, that ended their 5 match unbeaten run picking up 4 wins and 1 draw. The Bulls were adventurous on the road as well, an approached that helped them win 3 while losing the same number of games.

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Head-to-head

  • There is little to separate between the teams as Crew won 3, drew 1 and lost 4 of their last 8 h2h games.
  • Nine of their last 12 meetings saw both teams scoring.
  • Crew are unbeaten in the last four meetings against the Bulls with 3 wins and 1 draw.

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Predictions

This could be a tight clash and either sides stand equal chance to clinch the full three points.

We may once again look into the both teams to score market here, since each side have impressed in the attacking front. Columbus Crew scored in every home game this season and netted 2 of more in 6 of the 8 so far. While, New York Red Bulls scored in their last 5 road games, 2 or more in 4 of them. So, the btts bet has to be bang on target.

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 1.55 odds is a banker.
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.64 odd.