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Los Angeles FC vs Columbus Crew MLS Match Preview 23rd June 2018 by LeagueLane

Los Angeles FC vs Columbus Crew
MLS
Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Kick-Off at 03:30 UK / 04:30 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles are enjoying their time in the inaugural season in the Major League Soccer. They sit sky-high third in the Western Conference standings after 14 rounds of the competition and ahead of a very interesting match-up against Columbus Crew on Saturday evening at Banc of California Stadium.

The hosts will be looking to take advantage of the momentum and clinch the third consecutive victory against the out-of-form opposition here. Columbus started the campaign in a splendid fashion, but their form has seen a massive slide over the last couple of weeks.

The visitors thus head into this win-less in five across competitions and they’ve only bagged a single goal in last two league affairs against New York RB and Atlanta United.

Los Angeles FC vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-head

This will be the first ever head to head encounter between Los Angeles FC and Columbus Crew.

Los Angeles FC vs Columbus Crew: Prediction

The hosts are enjoying a stellar form in the final third having notched an impressive seven-goal tally in back-to-back wins over SJ Earthquakes and Sacramento Republic. The streak of three wins came as a surprise given that the head coach Bob Bradley can’t count on services of two super important attacking figures who are featuring the World Cup in Russia with their respective national outfits.

Carlos Vela and Marco Urena have big roles for Mexican and Costa Rican ambitions in Russia and their absence is a massive blow for Bradley and his troops. This leaves the Norwegian forward Adama Diomande as the man to lead the line for the hosts. He bagged two goals in a 3-4 victory over the Quakes last weekend before being rested in the mid-week US Open Cup tie against Sacramento Republic.

You can have Diomande to score anytime at 2.20, while Los Angeles are 2.40 to pick up the three-pointer against the struggling opposition here. Also, since the hosts have been fairly easy to break down of late as well, we do fancy the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS bet at the odds of 1.90.

Los Angeles FC vs Columbus Crew: Bet Tips

  • Adama Diomande to score anytime @ 2.20
  • Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.90.