CF Montréal vs Columbus Crew MLS Betting Prediction

MLS CF Montréal vs Columbus Crew Prediction 4/27/2024

CF Montréal (3-3-2) travel to face off against Columbus Crew (3-1-5) on Saturday, April 27th. This match will be played at Field in Columbus, OH. Both CF Montréal and Columbus Crew ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

CF Montréal vs Columbus Crew

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CF Montréal Is Coming Off A Draw

CF Montréal will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a 2-2 draw vs. Orlando City SC. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the underdog, with a money line payout of +175. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Montréal scored their two goals on just four shots on goal and eight total shots. Ariel Lassiter and Mason Toye were the two players to score, with Lassiter and Sunusi Ibrahim each picking up an assist.

Jonathan Sirois finished with zero saves on Orlando City’s two shots on goal. Overall, the Montréal defensive unit intercepted six passes and had two blocks. Orlando City finished the match with eight corner kicks.

Through eight matches, CF Montréal has a record of 3-3-2, putting them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. They have been an underdog in all eight matches, going 3-3-2 in those contests. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, including a 2-2 draw vs. Orlando City SC on April 20th. Following this match vs. Columbus Crew, they will be on the road again, taking on Nashville SC on Sunday, May 5th.

Columbus Crew Is Coming Off A Draw

The Columbus Crew will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. the Portland Timbers in their last match. Despite playing at home and being favored, the Crew needed a four-goal match to cash in on the over 3.5 goal line.

On offense, Columbus took a total of 24 shots and five shots on goal. Cucho Hernandez was one of four players to find the net, with Steven Moreira and Hernandez each scoring on their only shot on goal.

Patrick Schulte finished with two saves on the four shots on goal he faced. Overall, the defense had five blocks, and the Timbers finished with just one corner kick.

Through nine matches, the Columbus Crew have been unable to break their draw streak, as they sit at 3-1-5 on the season. Overall, they are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference, trailing Real Salt Lake by one point. At home, they have yet to lose, going 3-0-2. This match vs. CF Montréal will be their final one before a home match vs. FC Cincinnati on May 11th.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

Matías Cóccaro is the leading scorer for CF Montréal this season, as he has found the back of the net three times, which is also 27th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 35th in the league. Josef Martínez is second on the team in goals scored and leads the club in assists. His three assists are 10th in the league. As a team, CF Montréal is 12th in the MLS in goals scored, averaging 1.5 per match. They are 26th in shots on goal and 28th in corner kicks. In 62.5% of their matches, they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponent. Their passing percentage is 15th in the league at 82.3%.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Columbus Crew has been one of the most efficient passing teams in the MLS, leading the league with an 86.9% passing percentage. However, their 4.0 corners per match is 25th in the league, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in 44.4% of their matches. Cucho Hernández has been the top scorer for the Crew this season, with four goals, which is 14th in the MLS. He has also taken the most shots on goal for the Crew, with 11.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois and the CF Montréal defense are coming off a match where they allowed two goals to Orlando City SC, who is 20th in the MLS in scoring. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 2.6 goals per match. On the season, they are 26th in the MLS in goals allowed per match (2.0). Sirois is 5th in the MLS in saves with 31, and he has just one clean sheet this season.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against CF Montréal, the Columbus Crew’s defense is currently 3rd in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.0). However, they are coming off a match against the Portland Timbers where they gave up two goals. Overall, they have given up two goals in three of their last six matches. Patrick Schulte is 16th in MLS with two clean sheets this season.

CF Montréal vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Looking at the projections for this match, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw between CF Montréal and Columbus Crew. Coming into the match, the Crew are the better defensive team, allowing the 3rd fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the offensive end, both teams are near the middle of the pack in terms of goals scored, but CF Montréal is 5th in the MLS in shooting percentage. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Cucho Hernández for the Crew, while we are giving Josef Martínez the best odds to score for CF Montréal.

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