LA Galaxy vs Columbus Crew: Match Preview and Prediction

LA Galaxy vs Columbus Crew
Major League Soccer 2016 (USA)
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 03:30 UK / 10:30 pm Eastern Time
Venue: Stubhub Center, Carson (California).

LA Galaxy might be still inside the top six of the Western Conference table, but the goal-less draw at home against a struggling Vancouver Whitecaps extend their winless run to 6 matches. The result was also their fifth draw during the period. They are currently fourth in the Western Conference table and there is plenty of pressure from five teams below them.

Columbus Crew remain at the bottom end of the Eastern Conference table after a rare win against San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. They have only won five games all season and currently occupies 9th position in the Eastern Conference table. They have another 9 matches left to play and are 6 points below the play-off zone, which means it is still not too late to push for a play-off qualification.

LA Galaxy vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-Head

The teams settled for a 1-1 draw at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus during the lone MLS meeting of the 2015 season.

While LA Galaxy are on a five match unbeaten run at home against Crew SC and also on a three match winning run at home against the same opposition.

The overall head-to-head record between these two teams from 30 matches read 11 wins for Galaxy as against 9 wins for Crew SC, while 10 matches end in draws.

LA Galaxy vs Columbus Crew: Prediction

LA Galaxy are unbeaten at home this and they will go into this games as slight favorites. Moreover they have won in all of the last three matches against Columbus Crew. But their main problem this season is their inability to win matches. They have also drawn 6 of their last 8 home matches. While Crew SC coming in with some confidence after winning two of their last three matches this could end in a draw.

LA Galaxy vs Columbus Crew: Betting Tips

Double Chance – LA Galaxy/Draw at 1/5 (1.20).
Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10).