Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Columbus Crew managed to beat highflying Atlanta United on penalties to enter into the play-offs. The two teams were locked together after extra time, but it was not down to the lack of chances. Both teams hit the woodwork twice in the 120 minutes of action, while Columbus Crew reached the next round after a 3-1 win on penalties. New York City were able to reach the knockout stages after a 2-2 draw with Columbus Crew in the final regular-season match. David Villa’s brace cancelled out the early goal from Ola Kamara, while Joshua Williams scored a second-half equaliser to deny the home team three points. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Columbus Crew will look to make the most out of this match since it would give them a strong lead going into the second leg at the Yankee stadium. The matches at the MAPFRE stadium have been exceedingly one-sided in recent months with Sporting Kansas City the only team to leave the ground with any points in the bag. Even though New York City have suffered just one defeat in the away games against Columbus Crew, I would go with the win for Columbus Crew considering the immense home record. The games between the two clubs at the MAPFRE stadium have been filled with goals with over 3.5 goals in the last four meetings. This game once again promises more goals with the two teams on strong scoring form in recent months. I would go with over 2.5 goals.

Columbus Crew win – 21/20
Total goals over 2.5 – 8/13

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

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against New York City FC

New York City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

New York City FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Columbus Crew

AVG Goals

1.1

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

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 11 - 12

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

08-07-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

New York City FC Form Guide

New York City FC Team Logo

New York City FC

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

09-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

09-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew will take a lot of confidence from the performance against Atlanta United in the knockout stages, as the club produced a strong performance even at the Mercedes Benz Arena. It has been a reflection of the club’s recent form. Columbus crew are unbeaten in the last 11 matches in all competitions. They have been able to get a remarkable six wins in the last seven matches. Even though their away form is not the best around, Gregg Berhalter’s team have been scoring plenty of goals in recent weeks. Ola Kamara is the top scorer with 18 goals.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (cruciate ligament), Ben Swanson (ankle), Connor Maloney (knee), Alex Crognale (hernia), and Waylon Francis (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Columbus Crew.

New York City FC Preview

New York City may have qualified for the knockout stages, but the club has been at a serious disadvantage in terms of making a push for the MLS Cup 2017 finals. The club has been going through a serious lack of momentum, as they have managed only one win in the last seven MLS outings. The momentum is a crucial element when it comes to the play-offs, but New York City have been able to possess decent form in front of goal coming into the match. David Villa ended up as one of the top scorers in the division after his brace in the final regular game of the season. The former Barcelona superstar has 22 goals this season.

New York City FC Team News

Miguel Camargo (hip) is the only player on the sidelines for New York City FC.

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

New York City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 New York City FC Sidelined Players

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