DC United vs Columbus Crew MLS Betting prediction

MLS D.C. United SC vs Columbus Crew Prediction 4/6/2024

D.C. United SC (2-1-3) travel to face off against Columbus Crew (3-1-2) on Saturday, April 6th. This match will be played at Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH. D.C. United SC is coming off a win in their previous match, while Columbus Crew played to a draw vs. D.C. United SC. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

D.C. United SC vs Columbus Crew

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D.C. United SC Is Coming Off A Win

D.C. United will be looking to build off their 1-0 win over CF Montréal. Going into that match, they were the slight favorite at home, with a money line of -139. The single goal was scored in the first half, and the one combined goal was just above the over/under line of 0.5 goals.

Pedro Santos was the only D.C. United player to score more than one time, and he took two total shots and one shot on goal. Overall, D.C. United took six shots on goal and 22 shots overall. They also finished the match with nine corner kicks.

On the defensive end, D.C. United picked up a clean sheet, and this comes just one match after giving up four goals. Alex Bono made one save on CF Montréal’s two shots on goal, and the club blocked nine shots while intercepting 11 passes.

Through six matches, D.C. United SC has a record of 2-1-3, putting them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-0-3. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 2-1 in those contests. Their last match was on March 30th, when they defeated CF Montréal, who is currently 10th in the Eastern Conference. After this match, they will return home to take on Orlando City SC on April 13th.

Columbus Crew Is Coming Off A Draw

The Columbus Crew will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a 2-2 draw against Nashville SC. This draw came on the road, and despite the draw, they had a money line payout of +125. The two goals scored came on their four shots on goal.

Two of the four offensive players for the Crew found the back of the net, with Sean Zawadzki and Marino Hinestroza each scoring on their only shot attempt. Diego Rossi and Yaw Yeboah each picked up an assist, and as a club, the Crew had four corner kicks.

On the defensive end, the Crew allowed a total of five shots on goal, with Patrick Schulte making three saves. Overall, the defense had four blocks, with the Nashville SC offensive attack taking a total of 10 shots.

Through six matches, the Columbus Crew have a record of 3-1-2, putting them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. All three of their wins have come at home, where they are 3-0-0. Overall, they have been favored in all six matches, going 3-1-2 in those contests. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on Real Salt Lake on Sunday, April 14th. Over their last six matches, the Crew have gone 3-1-2.

D.C. United SC Offense Breakdown

Christian Benteke is the top scorer for D.C. United SC this season, with four goals, which is also good for sixth in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is fourth in the league. Mateusz Klich is second on the team in goals and assists, with one of each. As a team, D.C. United is 13th in the league in goals scored, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 83.3% of their matches, which is second in the league.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

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The Columbus Crew’s offense has been average this season, as they are 12th in MLS with 1.5 goals per match. Cucho Hernández has been their top scorer, as he is 11th in the league with three goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 5th in MLS. Overall, the Crew’s passing percentage is the best in the league, but they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches.

D.C. United SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Columbus Crew, D.C. United’s defense is 13th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.3). However, they are coming off a shutout against CF Montréal, who is 9th in scoring. Overall, they have two clean sheets this season. Alex Bono is 6th in MLS in clean sheets and 7th in saves. On the season, D.C. United is 1st in blocked shots and 5th in interceptions. However, they are 18th in fouls committed.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against D.C. United, the Columbus Crew’s defense is currently 6th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.0). However, they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches, including a match against the 22nd ranked offense in Nashville SC. Patrick Schulte is 8th in MLS in clean sheets (2) and 28th in saves (11). Overall, Columbus is 12th in blocked shots and 17th in interceptions, while also being 28th in fouls committed.

D.C. United SC vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Columbus Crew on the money line at -159. Our projections have this one going Columbus’s way by a score of 2-1, with Cucho Hernandez as the top projected goal scorer. Coming into the match, Columbus has the edge in terms of passing percentage and they are also facing a D.C. United club that is 29th in passing. Look for Columbus to finish with four shots on goal compared to D.C. United’s two.

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