Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-Off at 21.00 UK
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium.
Columbus Crew have returned from a rough away day in Seattle with one huge point. Not many teams have avoided defeat at that stadium in the last 12 months, which surely had a positive impact on team spirits and morale. The most popular squad from Ohio is having an appearance in front of the home crowd this Saturday.
They welcome Real Salt Lake from Utah, and we should see an interesting clash between two undefeated sides in MLS 2020. Hosts were given a significant advantage in terms of the odds, as all bookies offer 1.72 odds on Columbus to win.
Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-head
These two teams have met 26 times in the past and Columbus Crew have 12-9 lead in terms of victories. The win rate at this stadium is extremely high – 9 victories in 13 matches, losing only two encounters.
The average number of goals seen in all matches in Ohio is 2.80 per duel.
Six out of the last seven h2h’s ended with either Over 2.5 goals FT or both teams scoring at least one goal.
The only meeting last season was played in Utah. Salt Lake won it 1-0 FT.
Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
Columbus Crew have failed to reach playoffs in the previous MLS edition, ending in 10th position on the East. We are assured that is going to change in this campaign. The squad is looking really strong, especially when it comes to home games. The Crew defeated New York City FC at this stadium, and then snatched a point away from Seattle last weekend.
Despite the fact Real Salt Lake had much easier schedule, they didn’t achieve one single victory in duels against Orlando City and New York Red Bulls. Team from Utah is currently on a bad run of six straight matches without win. We don’t see them taking anything from Ohio.
Besides home victory we will also back Gyasi Zardes to score at anytime. This US striker has bagged one goal in this MLS campaign already and should lead the attack on Saturday.
Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.72
Gyasi Zardes to score at anytime @ 2.20.