New York City FC vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Yankee Stadium (New York).
Crew has been unbeaten the last five match-days in the league but failed to convert the previous three into wins. Moreover, the away handicap seems to be a major problem for the squad, as they have been able to register just two wins so far this season on the road.
Meanwhile, New York is one of the best teams at home and taking into account overall fixtures, and their games in hand, they have the potential to knock off Atlanta off the perch.
Even more good news for the home fans, their nearest two competitors, Philadelphia and DC United are taking on each other next, and this spells a major opportunity to climb higher up the table.
New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches saw four home wins.
- Columbus failed to score in their last two visits to this stadium.
- Disregarding one match in 2015, the hosts have scored two or more goals in every appearance at this venue.
- The last ten straight clashes saw the hosts of the day scoring two or more goals.
New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Prediction
New York is one of the, if not, the best team in the East. They have multiple games in hand, and if they are able to put on satisfactory performances in these, the top spot is for theirs to take.
Moreover, they have the home advantage and has been a beast in front of the home crowd. They have lost just once at this venue this campaign and won four of their last five such fixtures as well.
On the other hand, despite their recent unbeaten run, Columbus still remains one of the worst in the conference, and has scored the least number of goals away from home – even fewer than Cincinnati – and that’s really telling something.
Finally, h2h encounters firmly place the hosts as the favorites – with the last five battles returning four home wins, and the last ten straight clashes witnessing the hosts scoring two or more goals.
As such, expect the top-tier squad to post a convincing win this Thursday.
New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
New York City FC to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time Result: New York City FC to Win @ 2.00 (1/1).