Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-Off at 03:00 UK
Venue: Century Link Field.
Even though they were miles away from Los Angeles FC in the regular season 2019, Seattle Sounders have shown their true face in the playoffs and won the most popular football division in North America last year. They were also victorious in season 2020 opener last weekend against Chicago Fire.
Fans at Century Link Field are expecting nothing less this Sunday against Columbus Crew. As expected, the reigning champions are hot favorites for the win, currently priced at 1.67 odds. Visitors from Ohio were also victorious seven days ago though.
Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head
Seattle locked horns with Columbus 16 times in the past, and they have small 7-5 lead in terms of victories. The average number of goals seen in those is at 2.60 per duel so far.
There were nine games at this stadium and interestingly, we had three home wins, three draws and three away victories.
Seattle were victorious in the last meeting in Ohio, winning the match 2-1 FT.
Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew Prediction
Home coach Brian Shmetzer might have a headache because of fitness of his players. Not so long ago team participated in CONCACAF Champions League where they got eliminated by Paraguayan Olimpia on penalties. Score on aggregate was 4-4.
Last weekend’s match against Chicago Fire didn’t start great either. Visitors from Illinois had 1-0 lead thanks to the goal of Robert Berich, but Jordan Morris turned out to be the MVP after scoring twice for Seattle.
Columbus Crew definitely have the quality to be in the playoffs this season. This squad has won six out of the last seven encounters across competitions. Since Seattle have been inconsistent lately, especially in the back, we see good value in backing draw or away win double chance here.
As for the alternative bet, it would be really hard to imagine a scenario in which we don’t see goals in Washington.
Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Draw or away win double chance @ 2.20
Both teams to score @ 1.75.