Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew SC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/30/16
Columbus Crew SC vs. Seattle Sounders
MLS Soccer: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, JOEtv, TWCSC-OH, ABC 6
The Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew SC meet Saturday afternoon at the CenturyLink Field.
The Seattle Sounders need to start winning some games after a rough 2-4-1 start to the season. The Seattle Sounders offense is averaging just one goal per match and scored just one goal in its last match against the Colorado Rapids. The Sounders should start finding the back of the net more with three players with at least five shots on goal. Chad Marshall leads Seattle with two goals, Andreas Ivanschitz has three assists and Clint Dempsey has 24 shots. Defensively, Stefan Frei has come away with 26 saves on 34 shots faced. The Seattle Sounders have earned points in seven of their last nine regular season home games.
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Columbus Crew SC look to keep chipping away in the standings after a 2-3-2 start to the season. Columbus Crew SC relies on its defense that’s allowed just nine goals this season and is coming off a shutout of the Houston Dynamo. Offensively, Columbus Crew SC has four players with double-digit shot attempts and has found the back of the net in five of its first seven matches. Kei Kamara leads Columbus with three goals, Justin Meram has two assists and Ethan Finlay has 12 shots. Defensively, Steve Clark has come away with 21 saves on 30 shots faced. Columbus Crew SC have earned points in six of their last nine regular season road games.
Columbus Crew SC has won three of the last five matches against the Sounder, including the most recent match last May. Crew SC has won its last two matches in Seattle. The last two matches between these two clubs have combined for eight goals.
Columbus Crew SC has been really solid overall and has actually done a solid job of holding its own on the road recently. However, the Sounders are the more desperate team and are still very tough to play on their home field.
I look for Seattle to show up and get a much needed win at home.