Columbus Crew vs DC United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs DC United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Columbus Crew were held to a goalless draw by Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium during the weekend. Both goalkeepers had a relatively comfortably evening – even if the two teams had a decent pop at goal. DC United were able to salvage a late point against Houston after managing a 2-2 draw at Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex. Albert Ellis and Mauro Manotas provided Houston with a strong 2-0 advantage at the break. However, Darren Mattocks pulled one back for DC United just after the break. The game was heading as a win for Houston, but Luciano Acosta converted in the last move of the game to grab a point for the hosts.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Columbus Crew have had a strong opening to the 2018 MLS campaign, but it would take a couple of more wins in order to ascertain their position as a strong favourite for success in the campaign. DC United have shown an appetite for late goals, but they are up against a defence that has kept two clean sheets in three matches. Columbus Crew are also aiming for a third consecutive win over DC United. I would back a win for the hosts.

Federico Higuain appears to have established a strong relationship with Zardes. The latter has been given plenty of opportunities to score. Despite failing to get a goal against Philadelphia, Zardes is one of the early front-runners in the MLS Golden Boot title. He has scored three league goals in as many appearances so far. I would back Zardes to score anytime.

Columbus Crew win – 4/7

Zardes to score anytime – 20/21

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against DC United

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Columbus Crew

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

DC United Form Guide

DC United Team Logo

DC United

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

08-02-2018

Club Friendlies

Malmoe FF Team Logo Malmoe FF

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

11-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew may not have been able to preserve the 100% record after the draw with Philadelphia Union, but the start made to the campaign will delight manager Gregg Berhalter. The combination play between Federico Higuain and new signing Gyasi Zardes has been brilliant. The duo combined to great effect against Philadelphia on a number of occasions. Columbus Crew are set to welcome back to back home matches and the MAPFRE stadium was a stronghold for the club last season. The Crew lost only three matches at home last season.

Columbus Crew Team News

Mike Grella (knee) is the only player unavailable for Columbus Crew due to an injury, but manager Gregg Berhalter will also be without Wil Trapp and Zackary Thomas Steffen as the duo are away on international duty.

DC United Preview

DC United are getting quite anxious about the first win, but the draw with Houston Dynamo would have provided the team with a massive jump in confidence. After losing out to a late goal in the opening match against Orlando City, DC United have now scored late goals in their last two league matches. Yet, a return of just two points from a possible nine does hint that the season may not be as rosy as imagined. The 2017 MLS campaign witnessed DC United at the bottom of the Eastern conference table.

DC United Team News

Junior Moreno (hamstring), Russell Canouse (knee), and Taylor Kemp (hernia) are missing from action for DC United.

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

DC United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Columbus Crew vs DC United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Jon Kempin 185 77
25 LB Harrison Afful 168 64
4 CD Jonathan Mensah 188 75
17 CD Lalas Abubakar - -
19 RB Milton Valenzuela 168 64
7 CDM Artur - -
2 CDM Ricardo A. Clark 178 73
18 CM Christian Martinez 170 -
10 CM Federico Higuain 172 68
9 CM Pedro Santos 173 76
11 CF Gyasi Zardes 188 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Ousted 192 94
14 LB Nick DeLeon 178 -
13 CD Fredric Brillant 187 73
15 CD Steven Birnbaum 188 -
28 RB Joseph Mora 170 68
23 CDM Ian Harkes - -
21 CDM Christopher Durkin 183 75
10 CM Luciano Acosta - -
7 CM Paul Arriola 165 66
22 CM Yamil Asad - -
11 CF Darren Mattocks 183 70