Columbus Crew fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 3-2 MLS Cup Playoffs victory against New York Red Bulls.
In that match, Columbus Crew managed 47% possession and 17 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. For Columbus Crew, goals were scored by Santos (26'), Nagbe (46') and Zardes (68'). New York Red Bulls had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Clark (23') and White (90') scored for New York Red Bulls. The match went to extra time and was won by Columbus Crew.
The Crew have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Crew have conceded in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches.
Nashville go into this encounter after a 0-1 MLS Cup Playoffs win with the defeat of Toronto FC in their most recent outing.
In that game, Nashville managed 39% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Nashville was Ríos (108'). Toronto FC got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The game was won by Nashville in extra time.
A sequence of accomplished performances by the Nashville defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 9. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be replicated in this match.
Head to head
The last league meeting between these clubs was MLS match day 4 on 19/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Columbus Crew 2-0 Nashville.
On that day, Columbus Crew had 41% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Goals were scored by Santos (50′) and Zardes (93′).
For their opponents, Nashville got 15 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Silviu Petrescu.
Team News: Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew manager Caleb Porter has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Nashville
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from, Nashville manager Gary Smith has no fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Here is a game where Nashville might have a difficult job to find the net against this Columbus Crew side who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Columbus Crew when the referee blows for full-time.
It should be a good one.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the 90 min. result market, a victory for Columbus Crew is best priced at 2.33, a bet on a drawn result is 3.3 and selecting the winning team to be Nashville can be had at 3.41. They are the best prices on offer as of now.
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