New York Red Bulls travel to Lower.com to face Columbus Crew. Both teams have endured a tough couple of weeks and are in desperate need of a good result in this match. Columbus Crew are without a win in as many as 4 games and only picked up a point against Portland Timbers in their last match while New York Red Bulls slumped to a 2-0 defeat against New York City FC. These two teams know each other really well and they played a 1-1 draw last time they met each other. After a fruitless first 45 minutes, the New York Red Bulls were the first to open scoring in the 84th minute but they couldn't keep the lead until the end of the game as Columbus Crew snatched a late equalizer.
Columbus Crew dominated possession taking up to 56% of possession, but the hosts registered most shots on target.Grab Your Signup Bonus!
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Columbus Crew are an average team currently. They are without a win in their last 4 matches and recently played a 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers. Kelvin Molino gave Columbus Crew the lead in the 36th minute to ensure the hosts went into the break ahead. But a late equalizer by Santiago Moreno pulled a point for the visitors, condemning the hosts to another draw at home. Columbus Crew were the better side in that match, as they controlled possession and registered more shots on target than the visitors. But that wasn't enough as they earned only a draw in that game.
Columbus Crew are without a win in 4 matches and with a clean sheet in 3 matches. In 8/10 matches, both teams scored and in ⅚ matches less than 4.5 cards have been shown.
Columbus Crew are 8th in the Eastern Conference. They have a shot at the playoff place so this is a good game to pick up 3 points if they must achieve a playoff place.
No players are currently reported injured or suspended for Columbus Crew.
New York Red Bulls
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New York Red Bulls have been quite unstable recently. They have lost 2 matches in their last 5 with their latest match ending in a 2-0 defeat against New York City FC. They will be desperate to get back to winning ways. Against New York City FC, New York Red Bulls were below expectations as they only managed 44% possession and 1 shot on target. New York City FC started sharp scoring in the 1st minute and doubled their lead in the 23rd minute. New York Red Bulls saw their goal canceled by VAR in the 38 minute.
New York Red Bulls are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference table and they need to keep winning or risk losing their place to 4th place New York City FC.
New York Red Bulls are without a clean sheet in 3 matches and first to concede in ⅚ matches. In ⅚ matches, they have less than 10.5 corners.
Dru Yearwood is suspended for this match while Patryk Klimala and AJ Marcucci are doubtful to feature in this match. Cameron Harper, Zachary Ryan and Serge Ngoma are also out due to injuries.
Head to Head
These two teams have played 20 matches against each other. Columbus Crew are with 8 wins while New York Red Bulls are with 7 wins and 5 matches ended in a draw.
Expert Betting Tips
Columbus Crew are difficult to play at home. Although I don't see them pushing for dominance in this game, they'll play tight in order not to lose. At this point of the season, every point is vital for both sides. New York Red Bulls won't get many goal scoring chances but I back them to score at least 1 Goal.
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