Free MLS Pick New York City FC vs. Columbus Crew
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Weekly MLS Handicapping
New York City FC vs. Columbus Crew
Date: Saturday, July 17th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Lower.com Field, Columbus, Ohio
EPL Moneyline Odds: +155/+270/+155
EPL Spread Betting Odds: OFF
EPL Betting Total: 2.5
New York City FC is on the road this Saturday, to take on the Columbus Crew at their brand new stadium Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio.
New York City FC
Even though NYCFC lost their last match their recent form has been quite decent picking up 6 points from a possible 9 and even after that loss they still have a respectable 5-2-4 record which puts them in 6th place. They do have a game or even two in hand on the opponents in front of them in the standings, so at least by their current record, they are one of the better teams in the MLS and that is also shown by their +6 goal differential.
Keaton Parks opened the scoring for New York in their last game in the 29th minute, but that proved not enough, as CF Montreal were able to claw themselves back into that game to eventually win 2-1.
One thing you cannot doubt about this team is their offensive capability, as they are able to break quickly and finish with great efficiency with guys like Jesus Medina and Valentin Castellanos who have combined for 9 of NYCFC’s 19 goals.
I would expect this team to once again lineup in a 3-4-2-1 formation with wing backs on the outside playing in deliveries from wide positions to Castellanos and Tajouri in the opponents penalty box.
The Columbus Crew also have not been half bad this year, as they sit on the same amount of points as Saturday’s opponent with 17 coming in here with a 4-5-3 record. The Crew owe their record to their outstanding defense which ranks 2nd overall with just 11 goals conceded, but that has not been the case recently as they have allowed their opponents to score 4 times in just their last two games.
The reason this team has not been able to really take off the way they would like to is their offense, who is one of the league’s worst scoring just 13 goals with 8 of those goals having come from just two of their players with Zelarayan and Zardes each having 4 apiece.
It will be interesting to see if head coach Caleb Porter will revert back to a 4-2-3-1 formation here, as one of his more important wing-backs Harrison Afful was sent of in their last game against Cincinnati FC, so he obviously won’t be available for this matchup.
Free New York City FC vs Columbus Crew MLS Prediction:
Columbus Crew have had a nice season so far, but I do not think their defensive record will hold up until the end of the season, and we have seen those lapses at the back evident in their last two games.
New York City FC is the superior team and should be priced slightly shorter here, as +155 is a great price, as I see this NYCFC team being able to breakdown Columbus with their solid front three and excellent wing-backs.
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