Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Kick off at 0:30 UK / 1:30 CET
Venue: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus.
Do Columbus Crew enter this game with Seattle Sounders like a wounded animal since they were heavily beaten 5-0 by Toronto in their last game? Or is it more of the same? The problem with the Crew has been their recent lack of form which has seen them lose 3 of their last 4 games.
At home from 7 games they have managed 4 wins and 2 losses with one draw. In the Eastern Conference they have the 4th best record of scoring goals at home with 13, but the side have been very erratic this season.
In 6th place they are hanging in there for a play-off position but are just one point away from missing out, so every point will be needed here.
Seattle Sounders have recorded two magnificent and hard fought back to back victories over Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers. This has given the team hope to climb back into the play-offs where they just need another 3 points to do so.
But their away form is poor where from a possible 21 points they have just 5, and this is something they will want to improve on in this game.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders: Head to Head Stats
The last time the teams met here involved a 5 goal thriller in which Columbus Crew won 3-2. From the last 5 matches played here it is the only match the home team won. The majority of these fixtures finish in a draw. The most common result is 1-1 which has occurred in 30% of these games.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders: Prediction
It’s a difficult match to predict as no team has solid form but we will opt for the half time market and go in for the draw. Expect a close contest in the opening exchanges.
Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders: Betting Tips
- A draw at half time for 2.30 odds by Bet365.