Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Columbus Crew managed to pick up a valuable point against Orlando City after managing a 1-1 draw at the Orlando City stadium. Alhassan Abubakar came up with the opening goal from a set piece situation in the 35th minute. Orlando City were back on level terms in the second half through Giles Barnes, while Harrison Afful was given a straight red – after video assistance – in the 77th minute. LA Galaxy have not played since the 2-0 loss against New York City at home. Spectacular goals from Jonathan Lewis and David Villa led to a comfortable win for the away team. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Columbus Crew will be delighted to return to the MAPFRE stadium where the club have an excellent record. Berhalter’s team has been able to pick up four wins from the last five home games. LA Galaxy come into the match with contrasting form, as the team has only managed a draw from the last nine league matches. Galaxy are also winless in the last three visits to the MAPFRE stadium. I would go with a win for Columbus Crew. Galaxy’s performances have improved tremendously since the arrival of Schmid. The club has conceded five goals in the last three games, but it is a major improvement over 11 goals conceded in the previous three. Columbus Crew are on a good scoring form at home with 11 in the last five. Four out of the last five home games for Columbus Crew against Galaxy has experienced less than 2.5 goals. I would go with this game to produce under 2.5 goals.

Columbus Crew win – 3/4

Total goals under 2.5 – 6/4

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

LA Galaxy saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

LA Galaxy 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)

LA Galaxy Form Guide

LA Galaxy Team Logo

LA Galaxy

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L A

11-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

25-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 4 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

09-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Columbus Crew Preview

The last few games have witnessed Columbus Crew struggle to convert draws into victories or defeats into draws. The club has been able to pick up just one win in the last five league matches. Manager Gregg Berhalter will point out to his team playing at home only once in this run. Considering that Columbus Crew have been on the road in four out of the last five league matches, Berhalter would be reasonably happy with a return of five points from the last five games. Columbus Crew have a poor away record with just three wins in 14. Ola Kamara is the top scorer at Columbus Crew the season with 12 goals.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (knee), Niko Hansen (groin), Federico Higuain (knee), and Ben Swanson (ankle) are the injury concerns for manager Gregg Berhalter.

LA Galaxy Preview

LA Galaxy have been unable to return to their former glory days even after the arrival of Sigi Schmid. The experienced manager came in as the replacement for Curt Onalfo, but he has been able to pick up just one point from the last three games. Galaxy’s performances have improved slightly, but the lack of confidence is quite apparent. The players drop their heads as soon as a negative outcome takes place in the game. It is certainly understandable as Galaxy have lost four out of the last five league matches. Romain Alessandrini is the top scorer at the club with only eight goals in the league.

LA Galaxy Team News

Schmid will be without Baggio Husidic (fibula fracture), Robbie Rogers (malleolar), and Sebastian Lletget (foot) due to injury.

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

LA Galaxy 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

Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Zack Steffen 190 -
16 LB Hector Jimenez 175 64
4 CD Jonathan Mensah 188 75
14 RB Waylon Francis 175 73
3 CD Josh Williams 188 87
20 CDM Wil Trapp - -
8 CDM Mohammed Abu 176 73
32 CM Pedro Santos 173 76
9 CM Justin Meram 185 75
10 CM Federico Higuain 172 68
11 CF Ola Kamara 183 78
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Jon Kempin 185 77
2 LB Pele van Anholt 170 71
5 CD Daniel Steres 183 -
4 CD David Romney 188 -
3 RB Ashley Cole 172 67
88 CDM Joao Pedro 178 72
25 CDM Rafael Garcia 155 68
24 CM Emmanuel Boateng 165 72
8 CM Jonathan dos Santos 172 68
11 CM Gyasi Zardes 188 79
38 CF Bradford Jamieson 185 75