Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/16/16
New York City FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
MLS Soccer: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (MAPFRE Stadium)
The Line: Columbus Crew SC -159 / New York City FC +390 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, TWCSC-OH, CW Columbus, YES
Columbus Crew SC and New York City FC meet Saturday night at the MAPFRE Stadium.
Columbus Crew SC are still looking for their first victory of the season when they play just their second home match. Columbus Crew SC continues to struggle on the offensive end with just three goals in five matches despite having three players with double-digit shot attempts. Columbus Crew SC simply needs to get the ball rolling here after a very slow start to the season. Federico Higuain leads Columbus with one goal, Mohammed Saeid has one assist and Justin Meram has 10 shots. Defensively, Steve Clark has come away with 16 saves on 23 shots faced. Columbus Crew SC have lost three of their last four regular season home games.
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New York City FC is off to a decent 1-1-3 start to the season and takes the road for the second time. New York City FC is led by a defense that’s allowed just two goals in its last three matches and is coming off a shutout over the Chicago Fire. New York City FC should be a confident team heading into its first road contest since the season opener. Thomas McNamara leads New York City with two goals, Mix Diskerud has two assists and David Villa has 23 shots. Defensively, Josh Saunders has come away with 14 saves on 23 shots faced. New York City FC have lost four of their last six regular season road matches.
These two teams met last August, and Columbus won the last one while the other contest resulted in a 2-2 draw. The two matches between these two teams have combined for seven goals.
Columbus knows it needs a victory to gain ground in the East, and this home game is the perfect chance to get it. Look for Columbus to jump on New York City early and get the three points.