Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal Prediction 5/15/2024

Columbus Crew (3-2-6) travel to face off against CF Montréal (3-5-3) on Wednesday, May 15th. This match will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, QC. Both Columbus Crew and CF Montréal will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal

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Columbus Crew Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Columbus Crew will be looking to bounce back from a tough 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati, despite playing at home and being the heavy favorite going into the match at -141. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Maximilian Arfsten was the only player for the Crew to score, and he took just one shot and one shot on goal. As a team, the offense took four shots on goal and 15 shots overall. The club also had four corner kicks.

On the defensive end, the Crew allowed two goals on FC Cincinnati’s five total shots on goal. Patrick Schulte finished with three saves, and as a defensive unit, the Crew intercepted 10 passes and blocked four shots.

Through 11 matches, the Columbus Crew have a record of 3-2-6, which has them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled as of late, going 0-2-5 in their last seven matches. Overall, they have been favored in 10 of their 11 matches, going 3-2-5 in those contests. Following this match, they will be on the road once again, taking on Chicago Fire FC on Sunday, May 19th.

CF Montréal Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

CF Montréal will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-2 loss to Inter Miami CF. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still an underdog despite playing at home, with the over/under line being 3.5 goals.

On the offensive end, Montréal scored two times on their six shots on goal and 15 total shot attempts. Bryce Duke and Jules-Anthony Vilsaint were the two players to score, with each also receiving an assist.

Defensively, Montréal allowed three goals on Inter Miami’s four total shots on goal and seven shots overall. Jonathan Sirois finished with just one save, and the club as a whole had five defensive blocks.

CF Montréal enters this match on a two-match losing streak, dropping matches to Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF. Overall, they are 3-5-3, which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going just 2-4-2, while they are 1-1-1 at home. Over their last six matches, they have just one win, going 1-3-2. Following this match, they will hit the road again, taking on Toronto FC on May 18th.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.2 goals per match, which is 21st in the league. Cucho Hernández is their top scorer, finding the back of the net four times, which is 28th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 25th in the league. Overall, the Crew’s passing percentage is the best in the league at 87.2%.

CF Montréal Offense Breakdown

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Matías Cóccaro is the top scorer for CF Montréal this season, and his three goals are 41st in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 52nd in the league. Josef Martínez is second on the club in goals and is 18th in MLS in assists. As a team, CF Montréal is 17th in goals scored and 23rd in shots on goal. They have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in 63.6% of their matches 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 at 1.0. However, they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches, including a 2-0 loss to the 20th ranked offense in FC Cincinnati. Overall, they have three clean sheets this season, and keeper Patrick Schulte is 11th in MLS in that category. Schulte is also 28th in saves this season.

CF Montréal Defense Breakdown

Jonathan Sirois and the CF Montréal defense have had their ups and downs this season. They are currently 28th in goals allowed per match (2.1) and 23rd in blocked shots. However, they have been better as of late, posting a shutout against Columbus back on April 27th. They have also had some tough matchups, including giving up five goals to the Seattle Sounders. Overall, Sirois is 20th in clean sheets and 7th in saves.

Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal Prediction

With CF Montréal coming in with the better odds to score, we have this one ending in a 1-1 draw at +255. CF Montréal’s Ariel Lassiter is our pick to find the net for the home team. Coming into the match, CF Montréal is 10th in shooting percentage, and they are also taking on a Columbus Crew defense that is 3rd in MLS in goals allowed. Our projections are giving Cucho Hernández of the Columbus Crew the best chance to score a goal.

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