New York City FC vs Columbus Crew: Preview and Prediction

New York City FC vs Columbus Crew MLS 14 July 2018 by LeagueLane

New York City FC vs Columbus Crew
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday 15th July 2018
Kick off at 0:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York City).

New York City have become the only realistic contenders to challenge Atlanta United for the Easter conference. Atlanta has 40 points and New York are just three points behind, so they will be looking to get closer to them with a win against the Columbus Crew on Sunday.

New York are in good form with just 1 loss in their last six matches and come into this game having won the New York derby against the Red Bulls and then beating Montreal Impact 3-0. It was the later game that was seen as impressive giving that the Impact had been on a good run of form.

At home New York has the best record in the conference and indeed the whole of the MLS where they have picked up 28 points from a possible 30 meaning no defeats so far.

Crew SC are 4th in the Eastern conference and 7 points behind New York. They have a good 7 point safety net to finish in the play offs but must be careful given their recent poor form where they have lost 3 from the last 4 games.

They have a poor away record where they have won just 9 points meaning just 30% of their total points has come away from home. They have lost their last 2 matches on the road.

New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Head to Head

  • New York City have gone the last 3 meetings at home with no defeats.
  • In the 4 matches played at home New York have always been able to score in this fixture.

New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Prediction

It’s difficult not to see a home win here and that is the main bet we will go for. New York are playing good football and we also think they could be leading at half time and can get off to a quick and positive start. Their target is 1st place in the Eastern conference and they are in brilliant form to do just that.

New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Bet Tips

  • New York City to beat Crew SC at 1.91
  • Anytime goalscorer: David Villa (New York City) at 2.00.