Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders FC
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 00:30UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).
Apart from Cincinnati, Columbus could be considered the worst in the MLS. They too are at the bottom of the table and have been winless in their last five matches. Even against some of the other bad sides in the competition, the team has failed to perform.
They have the home advantage for this next fixture and hope to post some useful points on the board, but considering the stature of the opponents, it might be a fool’s quest.
Hope remains though, as Seattle does not resemble the juggernauts they were at the start of the season. Four of their total five losses in the league came in the last five game-days.
Also, their away form is extremely unsatisfactory, and if they are serious about keeping their position in the top-tier safe, the road games cannot be neglected anymore.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last twelve wins went to the Sounders, but four of the last five were recorded by Crew.
- At this venue, Columbus won the last two meetings.
- Seattle won four of the last five fixtures at this stadium before the aforementioned last two.
- Only once has Crew kept a clean sheet at home.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction
Seattle lost five of their last six games and conceded two or more goals in all of these five. On the road, they are winless in their last eight attempts and were so in 12 of their last 13. On top of that, the team also lost their last four away ties, and let in two or more goals in 11 of their last 14.
Meanwhile, Columbus has been comparatively better at home despite their overall form. They were unbeaten in 18 of their last 24 such ties and won the last two h2h games at home. They also registered four of the last five h2h wins.
Moreover, they are desperate for a win and coupled that with their home advantage, expect the team to avoid a loss. A clean sheet though is another question. The squad is really struggling to stay alive in the tournament and conceded goals in 14 of their last 15 battles, and in eight of their last nine at home.
Moreover, the Sounders scored in 17 of their last 20 overall matches, and in 16 of their last 20 on the road. As such, BTTS seems to be a good option to be backed.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders FC Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Double Chance: Columbus Crew or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).