Columbus Crew will be wanting a better result here following the 1-2 MLS defeat last time out to Montreal Impact.
In that game, Columbus Crew had 61% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Columbus Crew was Santos (45'). FC Cincinatti had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Kubo (17') and Hagglund (49') scored for FC Cincinatti.
Columbus Crew haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 10. In any event, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might be sustained in this match or not.
New York City FC
After suffering a loss in their previous game against New Eng. Revolution in MLS action, New York City FC and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, New York City FC managed 55% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for New York City FC was Parks (43'). Orlando City got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Mueller (18') scored for Orlando City.
Ronny Deila’s New York City FC have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 12 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 14/07/2018 shows us that Columbus Crew have won 2 of them and New York City FC 3, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 12 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them for The Crew and 7 created by The Pigeons. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
Team News: Columbus Crew
Darlington Nagbe (Meniscal Injury) and Vito Wormgoor (Ankle Surgery) will be missing for Columbus manager Caleb Porter.
Team News: New York City FC
NYCFC manager Ronny Deila has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Maxi Moralez (Knee Injury), James Sands (Fractured Foot), Héber (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Gedion Zelalem (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
In our view, New York City FC will surely be able to score against this Columbus Crew side, however it may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 win for Columbus Crew at the end of this one. We’ll have to see what happens.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 min. result market, backing Columbus Crew can be had for 2.225, backing the draw is 3.66 and taking a punt on the winner to be New York City FC can be had at 3.3. Those are the best of the bets offered as of now.