Columbus Crew vs New York City FC 7/17/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Columbus Crew are coming off yet another draw, their third in succession, but they are still win-less since June 20

Columbus Crew (4 wins, 3 losses, 5 draws) saw themselves fall two goals behind in their away match against Cincinnati last week. To make matters worse, they saw a red card at the 42nd minute. However, they scored at the 46th and then pulled even at the 77th minute, holding out for a 2-2 draw. That was their 3rd consecutive draw and they are without a win in their last 4 (1 loss, 3 draws). Columbus are currently at the 8th spot of the Eastern Conference with 17 points, scoring 13 and conceding 11 goals so far. They have the lowest total in the Conference with an average of just 2 goals per match. Columbus have been really solid at home so far, having remained unbeaten after 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws), scoring 9 and conceding 4 goals in return.

New York City FC (5 wins, 4 losses, 2 draws) will surely be feeling frustrated about their 2-1 away loss against Montreal. They actually took the lead at the 29th minute of that match with Parks, but their opponents pulled even at the 43rd minute. Moreover, Montreal scored the winning goal at the 73rd minute for the final 2-1. That loss came after back to back wins for New York City, who have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 8 matches (3 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws). NYCFC are sitting at the 6th spot of the Eastern Conference with 17 points, having scored 19 goals against 13 conceded.  They have not been anything special on the road so far (2 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw), scoring 7 and conceding 6 goals in the process. They have scored in all 5 away matches so far but kept just 1 clean sheet. 

Columbus Crew vs New York City FC. The two teams already met once in this season, where Columbus won by 2-1 in New York Last season the two teams clashed on 3 occasions and the home team won all three (Columbus won twice). The Crew have been excellent as hosts against New York City over the years, with 5 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws. Moreover, there have been goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals in 8 of those 9 matches. Looking at something similar on Saturday, so taking the Over 2.5 Goals here. 

Columbus Crew vs New York City FC 7/17/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 19:30PM EDT

Location: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus

Date: Saturday, July 17th 

MLS Odds: Columbus Crew +0.0

MLS Totals: 2.5

Free MLS Pick: Over 2.5 Goals

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