Columbus Crew vs New York City FC
|Date & Time||Saturday July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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New York City FC have been very impressive as a franchise ever since their introduction in 2013 and following their second place finish last season, they will look to go further this season and win the title. This weekend NYCFC be back playing at home at the Yankee Stadium where they will take on the Columbus Crew. This should be a great game since both teams are high up on the ladder and they are both in the Eastern Conference. This means that points are doubly important so expect committed performances from all the players involved.
Columbus Crew had a horrible trip to Los Angeles where they lost 4-0 to the Galaxy. That loss was demoralizing for the players and the manager and the team will be desperate to bounce back strongly. There is a lot of talent at the Crew but the issue has been consistency. This issue has gotten worse for Columbus in recent weeks and it is important that the side turns it around quickly if they wish to make it deep this season. This will not be an easy game for Columbus and it will be interesting to see how they handle NYCFC away from home.
On the other side of the coin, New York City FC are coming off a big win at home over the Montreal Impact. That victory means that they are only 3 points off top spot in the Eastern Conference with an extra game in hand. A win here will move them to equal first so that should be a big motivator for the players. This is a very well built team with experience, young and skill. They will expect to do well and I think they will expect to win this game easily.
All in all, we are getting a great price to wager on NYCFC to win so that is what I am going to go for. I see the home side winning easily so this is a great bet in my opinion.