The New York Red Bulls will be back at home at the Red Bull Arena this weekend as they prepare to play the next game in the MLS. The side from the Big Apple will take on the Columbus Crew. Both teams have been playing very well this season and will feel that they can win this game. This should ensure we get a great soccer game.
The New York Red Bulls won against DC United away from home during the week thanks to an early goal by Bradley Wright-Phillips. The English striker has been incredible for the club and that goal saw him become the fastest player to reach 100 goals. This weekend he will look to further his tally as Columbus are not the best defensive side. The Crew have conceded the most goals out of any top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference. This will excite the New York Red Bulls since the home team is known for its ability to score goals.
With that in mind, the Columbus Crew will know that they have to defend well to ensure that the New York Red Bulls don’t take the game away. The defensive issues can be seen by the fact that the Columbus Crew haven’t kept a clean sheet since May. If this continues there could be trouble for the visitors in this game. It is important to note that the Crew are great going forward and that has ensured that they remain in the top 4 of the Eastern Conference. I am expecting another great attacking performance from the visitors.
The best prediction for this game is that it will be high scoring. Both teams are great at scoring goals while Columbus can’t defend so this has the recipe for 4 or 5 goals. I suggest betting on the over 2.5 goals. In terms of results, I am going to pick the New York Red Bulls to win. The Crew are too shaky defending to manage to get anything from this game.