Free MLS Pick Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC
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Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC
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Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC
Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
MLS Moneyline Odds: Columbus Crew SC +425, Draw +300, New York City FC -180
MLS Spread Betting Odds: New York FC -1
MLS Betting Total: 3.0
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Columbus Crew SC
The Crew came back to take a 2-1 lead over Toronto this past weekend, but a Jozy Altidore header in the 90th minute tied the game and the final score ended in a 1-1 draw. This was a massive disappointment for Columbus as they very much needed all three points to stay in the playoff conversation. They continue to be a bottom dweller in the Eastern Conference, sitting in 11th with 27 points. They are 7 points behind 7th, but with three other teams ahead of them, a lot will have to go their way if they are going to play in the postseason. Starting with this road match against NYCFC, the Crew need to find a win. They have been extremely poor on the road, winning 2 of their 12 away matches.
It should be noted that the Crew have been scoring much better as of late. They have 12 goals in their last 6 games overall. In their last two road games, they scored a total of 4 goals as well, which is promising as they head to New York. Their average goals per game on the road is 0.92, but because of the way they have been playing, I like them to at least score 1 goal.
No question that the defending needs to be much better. They cannot allow goals in the 90th minute because that basically kills all your momentum in the game. Especially when they were ahead an allowed Toronto to somehow come away with a point. They are allowing 1.67 goals per game this season when on the road and I do not have much confidence that the Crew can keep a clean sheet. They must however, limit NYCFC to just 1 goal or this game could get out of hand quickly.
New York City FC
NYCFC saw FC Cincinnati take the lead on them early in the game last weekend. Things quickly turned when they ended up scoring 4 times and came away with an easy win. They are now 3rd in the East and just 4 points behind 1st. This is another that they must win given the gap in talent between the two clubs. Not to mention that NYCFC has only lost 1 home game out of 11 with 6 wins and 4 draws.
The attack exploded for 4 goals against newcomers, FC Cincinnati and I expect another barrage of goals in this match. They are scoring an average of 2 goals per home game, and I like them to score multiple times here as well. Note that in 4 of their last 5 home matches, they have scored at least 3 goals, so 3 is the magic number for the home side in this one.
The defending started off poorly against FC Cincinnati, but by the end they were locking them down. At home they allow just 1 goal on average per game, so while I do think there is a chance they concede, 1 goal is all I believe Columbus will get.
Free Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC MLS Prediction:
NYCFC will jump all over the Crew early and will cruise to another home win.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: New York City FC -1
NYCFC is a little steep on the money line, so I like them to win this match by at least 2 goals.
MLS Free Score Prediction: New York City FC 3-1
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