Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls 9/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Columbus Crew met another loss over the weekend and are still struggling a lot during the past month or so. They will now return home after two consecutive matches on the road, where they will play host to the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday. The Red Bulls are coming off a draw against DC United and have also been in pretty bad form lately.

Columbus Crew (7 wins, 11 losses, 6 draws) played a really mediocre match on the road against Inter Miami over the weekend, where they lost by a slim 1-0. That was their second consecutive loss, and 8th in their last 9. Their defense has been terrible in that span, conceding 2+ goals in 6 of those matches. Columbus are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Eastern Conference with 27 points, scoring 27 and conceding 33 goals so far. 12 of their 24 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of exactly 2.5 Goals per match. Columbus have been mediocre at home so far (5-3-3), scoring 19 and conceding 16 goals in the process. They have won just 1 of their last 5 home matches (1 win, 3 losses, 1 draw), conceding 2+ goals in each of their last 4.

The New York Red Bulls (6 wins, 10 losses, 5 draws) took an early lead in their home match against DC United but they conceded a penalty kick at the end of the first half and eventually settled for the 1-1 draw. They have been in quite a bad form lately, winning just 1 of their last 10 matches (1 win, 5 losses, 4 draws). The Red Bulls are now sitting at the 11th spot of the Eastern Conference with 23 points, scoring 24 goals and conceding 26 in the process. They have been especially bad on the road so far (1 win, 7 losses, 2 draws), scoring 10 goals and conceding 17 in the process. The Red Bulls have kept just 1 clean sheet on the road so far, conceding 2+ goals in 5 of their 10 away matches.

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls beat Columbus by a slim 1-0 at home back in mid-August, but that was their only win in the last 5 against them (1 win, 3 losses, 1 draw). Columbus have been excellent as hosts against the Red Bulls in recent years, going unbeaten in the last 9 matches in this venue (6 wins, 3 draws). Both teams are in dire need of points in their quest to reach the playoffs. Both defenses have been in shambles lately, so we are siding with the Over 2.5 Goals here.

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls 9/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 19:30PM EDT

Location: Field, Columbus

Date: Tuesday, September 14th 

MLS Odds: Columbus Crew -0.25

MLS Totals: 2.5

Free MLS Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-104)

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