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

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Minnesota United vs Columbus Crew Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

Minnesota United vs Columbus Crew Predictions, Betting Tips, and Preview

Minnesota United’s poor away form continued as they lost 3-1 against New York City at the Yankee stadium. Christian Ramirez took advantage of a goalkeeping error to score the opening goal after just nine minutes. However, goals from Alexander Callens, Jack Harrison, and David Villa secured a comfortable win for the home team. Atlanta United capitalised on Columbus Crew’s recent poor form by claiming a 2-0 win at the MAPFRE stadium. Hector Villalba scored a goal in either half set up a surprise victory for Gerardo Martino’s team.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

The reasonable home record for Minnesota is a major advantage for the team, even though they come into the game with just one win in the last five. Confidence is low within the Minnesota ranks, but the team has three wins in the last five home games. Columbus Crew have lost their last five away games, as the club continues to suffer from a disastrous away form. I would opt for a Minnesota United win.

Minnesota’s home form might be good, but the club continue to struggle defensively with 11 goals conceded in the last 5 league games. Four of their last five games have been with more than 2.5 goals. A similar run has been seen in the away games of Columbus Crew. I would consider backing total goals over 2.5 in this game.

Minnesota United win – 7/4

Total goals over 2.5 – 1/2

 

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

Minnesota United have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 1 games against Columbus Crew

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

Columbus Crew are undefeated in all of their last 1 games against Minnesota United

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Minnesota United Form Guide

Minnesota United Team Logo

Minnesota United

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W H

19-07-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

23-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

26-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-09-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
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)

L A

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

24-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Minnesota United Preview

Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath will be delighted to get back to the TCF bank stadium, as the club has struggled on the road. Minnesota have been able to take points from the home games, but they have only managed two points on the road. As a result, the club have the worst defensive record in the division – a statistic only matched by Houston Dynamo on the road. Minnesota has struggled with defensive solidarity throughout the season but they have conceded just over a goal per game in the last six home games. Christian Ramirez is Minnesota’s top scorer with 10 league goals.

 

Minnesota United Team News

Heath will not be able to select Bernardo Anor (muscle), Thomas de Villardi (Achilles tendon), Vadim Demidov (knee), and Marc Burch (groin) due to injuries. Abdoulaye Diallo is suspended for the game.

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew have been one of the worst performing teams in the last six matches, as they have taken only six points from this run. Only DC United have taken fewer points than Columbus Crew in the last six matches. The biggest problem for manager Gregg Berhalter has been coming up with performances on the road. Columbus Crew have taken just one win in the last six away games, while their overall away form is also not spectacular with only two wins from nine. Federico Higuain and Ola Kamara have been the top scorers for the club with nine goals each.

 

Columbus Crew Team News

Columbus Crew will be without Niko Hansen (groin), Ben Swanson (ankle), and Gaston Sauro (knee) due to injury. Meanwhile, there are no suspensions for Berhalter.

 

Minnesota United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Minnesota United vs Columbus Crew Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bobby Shuttleworth 188 88
12 CD Joseph Greenspan 198 95
3 CD Jerome Thiesson 176 70
2 CD Justin Davies 175 72
22 LM Kevin Venegas 178 -
18 CM Kevin Molino - -
19 CM Sam Cronin 178 75
7 CM Ibson 177 74
15 RM Ismaila Jome 185 -
21 CF Christian Ramirez 188 -
9 CF Abu Danladi - -
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Zack Steffen 190 -
17 CD Lalas Abubakar - -
21 CD Alex Crognale 196 -
24 CD Nicolai Naess 182 80
16 LM Hector Jimenez 175 64
8 CM Mohammed Abu 176 73
20 CM Wil Trapp - -
2 RM Jukka Raitala 180 77
13 LF Ethan Finlay - -
11 CF Ola Kamara 183 78
19 RF Kekuta Manneh 175 -