Columbus Crew vs FC Dallas Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs FC Dallas Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Columbus Crew piled on the pressure for LA Galaxy by getting a 2-0 win at the MAPFRE stadium. Ashley Cole was sent off in the 18th minute and the home team were able to take advantage through a 45th minute goal from Ola Kamara. A late goal from Justin Meram sealed three points for Columbus. Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin 72 penalties from Higuain and Kamara in either half. FC Dallas’ winless run continued after a 3-3 draw with Houston Dynamo. Vicente Sanchez scored the opening goal inside the minute, but Dallas scored twice before half-time through Tesho Akindele and Maynor Figueroa. A second-half goal from Maximiliano Urruti put Dallas 3-1 ahead. However, Erick Torres provided a late comeback by scoring two goals in the last 20 minutes.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home form has been spectacular for Columbus Crew with five wins in the last six at the MAPFRE stadium. Dallas are winless in the last five league games, while they also have just one win on the road in the last five. Columbus Crew have three wins the last six home games against Dallas. Even though Dallas won on their recent visit to this ground, I would go with a victory for Columbus Crew.

Justin Meram has scored in Columbus Crew’s last two home games. He has 11 goals for the season, while also scoring two in three matches against FC Dallas. I would back Meram to score anytime in the game.

Columbus Crew win – 5/4

Justin Meram to score anytime – 9/4

 

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

FC Dallas saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1

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

3

Lost

2
D A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

27-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

FC Dallas Form Guide

FC Dallas Team Logo

FC Dallas

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

03-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

10-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

28-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

30-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

22-02-2018

CONCACAF Champions League

Tauro FC Team Logo Tauro FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Columbus Crew Preview

The home form once again proved crucial for Columbus Crew, but the team also had to thank Ashley Cole’s sending off for getting three points against LA Galaxy. The club have managed two wins in the last five matches. Yet, Columbus Crew continue to remain in the top six of the table alongside the likes of Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls. The recent poor form for Chicago Fire has seen the club dropped to within two points off Columbus Crew. Ola Kamara is the top scorer for Columbus Crew with 11 league goals.

Columbus Crew Team News

Harrison Afful is suspended for the game following his red card. Gaston Sauro (cruciate ligament), Ben Swanson (ankle), Niko Hansen (thigh), and Arthur (thigh) are injury worries for Columbus Crew.

FC Dallas Preview

Dallas are winless in the last five games. As a result, the club are slowly sliding down the table and are now into the fifth spot. Only a few weeks ago, Dallas appeared to be in with a great chance of finishing top of the table. Now, Dallas are five points behind table leaders Seattle Sounders. The possibility of dropping out of the top six has now become real with the team only three points ahead of San Jose Earthquakes, who sit just outside the play-offs. The 12 league goals this season have made Maximiliano Urruti as the top scorer for Dallas so far.

FC Dallas Team News

FC Dallas do not have any players on the treatment table coming into the game.

Columbus Crew 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

FC Dallas Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 FC Dallas Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Zack Steffen 190 -
2 RB Jukka Raitala 180 77
3 CD Josh Williams 188 87
4 CD Jonathan Mensah 188 75
16 LB Hector Jimenez 175 64
9 CM Justin Meram 185 75
32 CM Pedro Santos 173 76
20 CDM Wil Trapp - -
10 CM Federico Higuain 172 68
8 CDM Mohammed Abu 176 73
11 CF Ola Kamara 183 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jesse Gonzalez 192 -
14 RB Atiba Harris 191 84
24 CD Matt Hedges - -
25 CD Walker Zimmerman 190 84
2 LB Hernan Gustavo Grana 170 69
13 RM Tesho Akindele 180 77
23 CM Kellyn Acosta 177 68
20 CM Roland Lamah 180 71
21 LM Michael Barrios 163 60
7 CDM Carlos Gruezo 171 67
37 CF Maximiliano Nicolas Urruti 182 73