Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles MLS Betting Prediction

Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Prediction 7/13/2024

Columbus Crew (11-3-6) travel to face off against Los Angeles (13-4-4) on Saturday, July 13th. This match will be played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 10:30 PM ET.

Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles

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Columbus Crew Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, the Columbus Crew hosted Toronto FC. The Crew won this match by a final score of 4-0. This victory took place on their home pitch, and they were the heavy favorite, despite giving up the goal line.

The four combined goals jumped up from the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals. This line was just slightly lower than the three goals that the Crew scored in the first half. Overall, the offense took 11 shots, six of which were on target.

Three players for the Crew finished with both a goal and an assist. Diego Rossi and Christian Ramirez were two of these players, with Rossi finishing with two total assists and Ramirez scoring on his only shot. Cucho Hernandez also found the net one time on his two total shot attempts.

On the defensive end, the Crew didn’t allow Toronto FC to take many shots, with just two being on target and eight overall. Patrick Schulte picked up the clean sheet, and he finished with two saves.

After a slow start to the season, the Columbus Crew have been on a roll, winning five of their last six matches. Overall, they are 11-3-6, which has them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Their winning streak has them just four points behind the top-ranked Los Angeles FC. This match vs. Los Angeles will be their 11th road match of the season, where they are 5-2-3. After this match, they will return home to take on Charlotte FC on July 17th.

Los Angeles Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Los Angeles played on the road against the Los Angeles Galaxy and came out on top by a score of 2-1. The money line payout for Los Angeles was +102, and the three combined goals was just below the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Denis Bouanga and Kei Kamara were the two offensive players to score for Los Angeles, with Bouanga taking a team-high eight shots and the club finishing with seven shots on goal. Mateusz Bogusz finished the match with one assist and the club as a whole had 11 corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Los Angeles allowed just four shots on goal and blocked a total of five shots. Hugo Lloris made three saves on the four shots on goal he faced, and the only goal he allowed came on a penalty kick.

Los Angeles is off to a fantastic start this season, sitting atop the Western Conference with a record of 13-4-4. They have won three straight matches and are unbeaten in their last seven (6-0-1). Overall, they have been dominant at home, going 9-0-2. In their last match, they picked up a win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, who are currently third in the Western Conference. Following this match, they will take on Real Salt Lake at home on Thursday, July 18th.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew have been one of the most efficient offensive teams in the MLS this season, scoring an average of 2.0 goals per match, which is the third-best mark in the league. They have also been one of the most accurate passing teams, leading the MLS with an 88.2% passing percentage. They have been able to generate a good number of shots on goal, ranking ninth in the league, and have had more corners than their opponents in 55.0% of their matches. Cucho Hernández has been their top scorer this season, ranking 10th in the MLS with 11 goals. He has also been their top shooter, ranking 13th in the league in shots on goal.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

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Denis Bouanga has been the top goal scorer for Los Angeles this season, finding the back of the net 14 times, which is also good for third in the MLS. He has also been the top shooter for Los Angeles, as his 38 shots on goal are second in the league. Overall, Los Angeles is fourth in the MLS in goals per match, and they have taken more shots on goal than their opponents in three straight matches. They are also first in the league in shots on goal and corners, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 57.1% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 83.3% is 18th in the MLS.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the LA Galaxy, the Columbus Crew’s defense is ranked 1st in MLS, allowing just 0.9 goals per match. Over their last six matches, they have given up just five goals (0.8 per match). They have also recorded two clean sheets over their last three matches. However, it should be noted that they did give up two goals to Inter Miami CF on June 19th. Goalkeeper Patrick Schulte is 3rd in MLS with seven clean sheets this season.

Los Angeles Defense Breakdown

Los Angeles’ defense has been playing well of late, allowing just one goal in three of their last four matches. Overall, they are 3rd in MLS, allowing just 1.1 goals per match. They are also 7th in blocked shots and 6th in interceptions. Keeper Hugo Lloris is 2nd in MLS with eight clean sheets and 15th in saves. Over their last seven matches, they have faced two teams in the top 10 in scoring, and they have allowed just five goals over that stretch.

Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take the draw between the Columbus Crew and Los Angeles at +300. Our projections have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw, with Los Angeles taking four shots on goal compared to three for the Crew. Kei Kamara is our top projected goal scorer for Los Angeles, while Cucho Hernandez has the best odds to score for the Crew.

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