New York City vs Columbus Crew Prediction & Match Preview

New York City vs Columbus Crew Major League Soccer Prediction by LeagueLane

New York City vs Columbus Crew Predictions, Best Tips and Match Preview: Major League Soccer on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Kick off 0:00 am UK/ 1:00 CET at the Red Bull Arena – Harrison.

New York City vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head

  • The teams met on opening week of the season at Columbus and Crew SC bagged three points via a solitary goal from Lucas Zelarayan.
  • The recent h2h stats is evenly poised with teams sharing 3 wins and 1 draw from 7 games.
  • Both teams scored in only 2 of the last 6, the same number of games saw under 2.5 goals.
  • At the Yankee Stadium, City FC have a strong record having won 4 of the last 6 along with a draw.

New York City vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Columbus Crew are on red hot form and they picked up the 5th win of the season thrashing Chicago Fire 3-0 on Friday. Caleb Porter’s men are looking sharp on all friends with their attack bagging 12 goals from 6 games so far while their defense conceded just once all season. It is no wonder they sit at top of the Eastern Conference with a 1-point lead and a game in hand over Toronto FC.

The fortunes of New York City FC are completely opposite in the current campaign as they sit at the foot of 14-team Eastern Conference table managing just 1 win from 6 games so far. The worrying fact is that 5 of them are defeats, 4 of them finishing 0-1. Same was the case in the Hudson River Derby last week as Red Bulls snatched the winner in controversial style.

The Boys in Blue are traditionally strong at their own turf, but they have to play their home games at the Red Bull Arena this season and we can rule out home advantage in this particular fixture.

Evidently, NYCFC have limited success against the Crew SC while playing outside the Yankee Stadium and a double chance on the visitors look like a strong punt to me.

With the home side struggling for goals on a whole, we may back the under 3.5 goals as a decent alternate.

New York City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

  • Double Chance – Columbus or Draw @ 1.60 odd.
  • Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 odd