Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake Preview and Prediction

Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake MLS 1 July 2018 by LeagueLane

Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake
2018 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio.

The Black & Gold continued to struggle after the short break failing to find the back of the net in yet another defeat last weekend when they fell 2-0 away at Los Angeles FC.

Can they bounce back from a streak of six games without a victory and get their play-off ambitions up and running on Saturday evening against Real Salt Lake?

The visitors are not enjoying a particularly better form either as they’ll come into this off the back of two losses and a draw in last three fixtures.

Mike Petke’s men desperately need some firepower here as they notched just one goal in last three outings. Furthermore, Cobalt and Claret have been dreadful travellers for a while now after losing six of last seven games on the road.

Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake: Head-to-head

  • Goals should be guaranteed if we are to judge by the most recent head to head record.
  • Each of last three H2H affairs saw at least four goals scored and goals at both ends of the pitch.
  • Columbus Crew are undefeated in last three games against Claret and Cobalt, two of which ended in draws.
  • Real Salt Lake won only 2 and lost as many as 8 of 12 matches away at MAPFRE Stadium.

Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake: Prediction

There are prospects of the high-scoring trend from H2H clashes to be stopped here as both sides have been struggling for goals badly in recent matches.

The hosts failed to find the back of the net in last two defeats to Atlanta United and Los Angeles FC, while Claret and Cobalt could not score more than once in last three affairs across competitions. The Under 2.5 goals FT is paid at the 2.37 odds.

Real’s visit should really provide a huge opportunity for the Black & Gold to return on the winning ways given the team from Salt Lake has indeed been poor on the road so far in the season.

Knowing that Columbus won 8 of 12 home matches against Real Salt Lake throughout the history, we will alternatively take the home win at the 1.50 odds.

Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.37
  • Columbus Crew to win @ 1.50.