Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United
USA – Major League Soccer Championship Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida).
Columbus Crew is closer to their first CONCACAF Champions League this season. It has been a long time since they have been in the play-offs. With their overall form, the host is likely to bring the game home and see themselves to the quarter-finals.
Minnesota United will be in memory of their last season play-off when they didn’t pass the first round, and it seems as if this season will be probably similar. They have been strong in the campaign, but not likely strong enough to win over the home team.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Match preview
Columbus Crew has been unbeaten in all their five clashes in the regular fixtures with four clean sheets in it showing their powerful defense in the campaign.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they won against Atlanta United with a 0-1 scoreline.
In the meantime, Minnesota United has also stayed unbeaten in all their matches this season with two draws in it and has scored 12 goals, showing their excellence in scoring goals.
They will visit after a 2-2 draw on the road against Colorado Rapids last time out in the league.
From that, we can expect an exciting encounter at the neutral location with a probable chance of both teams finding the back of the net in ninety minutes.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the four overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in only one of the four fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for Minnesota.
- The Crew has kept two clean sheets out of their three wins.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Prediction
Columbus Crew has a strong chance at home with their splendid return post lockdown; while the visitor hasn’t been successful against the home team in three out of four h2h clashes since 2017.
The Black and Gold had a wonderful season in MLS with just one goal conceded in their five fixtures from the regular season fixtures. They have lost none of the matches in the league this season.
Minnesota United is also in a pleasant form in the campaign with an unbeaten run in the schedule with 2 draws in it. They are strong in their scoring and have netted 12 goals so far this season.
On that note, it is likely to see both teams in the scoresheet and the host qualifying to the quarter-finals with their better overall form in the league.
The draw no bet over Columbus Crew and for them to qualify will be the best bets in the clash. The BTTS will also come in handy for the punters in ninety minutes.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Betting tips
Draw no bet: Columbus Crew @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.57 (4/7).
Columbus Crew to qualify @ 1.57 (4/7).