Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy).
Columbus is one of the worst in the MLS right now. In fact, they are spared the dishonor of being the absolute worst, only due to the presence of Cincinnati in the mix.
Crew is winless in their last five league games and lost four of them as well. On the road, their record has been nothing but terrible. They lost the last five ties on the trot, and have recorded the least number of goals of all the squads in the MLS.
Opponents Real will take advantage of this fixture if they are smart enough. They are in need of points, or else their place in the playoff mix is threatened. The team has prepared well for this upcoming tie though.
They inflicted a loss upon the lowest-placed squad in the West, Sporting Kansas. And since Houston is going through a losing run, and they are taking on the Red Bulls next, the odds are in favor for Salt Lake to climb up the ladder.
Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head (h2h)
- 14 of the last 16 wins went to the teams at home.
- The last six clashes had goals from both sides.
- Six of the last seven wins went to Real Salt Lake.
- The last Crew won at this venue was in 2011.
Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Prediction
Columbus lost the last three matches in a row and was winless in 12 of their last 14. Of these 14, 11 were losses. On the road, the team lost the last six attempts and conceded twice or more in nine of their last thirteen trips. In addition, they failed to find the back of the net in four of their last six away ties.
Meanwhile, Salt Lake won three of their last five home ties and scored two or more goals in five of their last seven. Impressively, they also netted goals in 19 of their last 20 in front of the home crowd.
Going on, 14 of the last 16 h2h wins went to the sides at home, and at this venue, six of the last seven victories went to Salt Lake. Also, the last Crew won at this stadium was eight years back.
As such, expect Real to take advantage of the backing of the crowd, and dole out a win.
Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Real Salt Lake to Win @ 1.60.