Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Friday, 17 July 2020
Kick-off at 03:30 UK/ 04:30 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex .
Both these teams have won their opener, and look set to advance to the knockouts. Courtesy of these wins, the two squads are at the top of the table, and a victory in this upcoming encounter will practically confirm their status as the topper of the group.
It’s important to finish as group-toppers, as it will ensure a comparatively far easier fixture in the Round of 16.
Considering the incredible form these two have been in, especially in the offensive front, expect goals from both teams this Friday.
Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 14 of the previous 19 encounters had goals from both teams.
- Ten of the preceding eighteen match-ups had three or more goals.
- 11 of the former 19 wins had gone to the Metro.
- The latest clash had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls: Prediction
Chris Armas’s men are one of the best in the Eastern Conference, while their counterparts are one of the weaker squads in the East. To quote a fact, the former had finished atop the table in the 2018 edition of the MLS, while Caleb Porter’s men had finished 10th in the table of 12, in 2019.
Moreover, the Metro had also recorded 11 of the previous 19 h2h wins, and they are aiming to get to the knockouts as Group Champions. By all means expect New York Red Bulls to avoid a loss at the very least.
However, understand that their counterparts are on a 11-game unbeaten run, and they had also remained unbeaten in 22 of their previous 24 overall fixtures. Also keep note that they had seven of their past nine match-ups.
In addition, they had also won their opening game of this tournament with a 4-0 scoreline.
Taking into account these observations, expect Columbus Crew to score at least once this weekend.
Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls: Betting Tips
Double Chance: New York Red Bulls or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).