Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/12/2023

Columbus Crew
09/12/23 - 21:00

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Columbus Crew - Los Angeles FC

USA MLS - Lower.com Field

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Exclusive Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Predictions

The Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles head-to-head on the 9th of December will be the end to a long and tiresome season for both sides. Get the inside scoop on our Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles betting tips for the MLS Cup Final this week.

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Los Angeles to Win

  • LAFC have the experience advantage on their side, as they are the current MLS champion.
  • Columbus Crew got defeated in all three outings against Los Angeles.
  • The Crew have a rather disappointing backline, with 46 goals conceded in the regular season.

Denis Bouanga to Score Anytime

  • Denis Bouanga is the leading Major League Soccer finisher this season, with 24 goals to his name.
  • The Gabonese is on penalty duty for coach Cherundolo, which surely boosts the chances of our Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles predictions.
  • Denis scored 15 of his goals away from home this season.

Essential Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Head-to-Head Statistics

We are happy to say that we found the best Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles odds out there this week. They are located in this next section of our Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles prediction.

Head to Head

21/05/22

USA MLS USA

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

2

12/05/19

USA MLS USA

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

3

04/02/19

Europe Friendlies Europe

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

4

24/06/18

USA MLS USA

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

0

Last Five - Columbus Crew

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

3

W

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

3

W

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

1

L

02/05/24

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

Monterrey

Monterrey

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

3

W

27/04/24

USA MLS USA

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

0

D

Last Five - Los Angeles FC

22/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Loudoun United FC

Loudoun United FC

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

3

W

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

2

W

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

0

3

W

09/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Las Vegas Lights FC

Las Vegas Lights FC

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

1

3

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC

3

1

L

Columbus Crew odds: +125 – 44.1%

Draw odds: +245 – 28.9%

Los Angeles odds: +215 – 27.0%

We are surprised to see the Crew being the bookies’ expected winners ahead of the kick-off in the MLS Cup Final against Los Angeles. The match will be held at Lower.com Field, and that’s probably the reason why we have Columbus Crew down as favorites. However, we fancy the visitors’ chances, as they are the current Major League Soccer champion. Denis Bouanga to score anytime is also a popular pick, as the Gabonese finisher stands a 24.39% likelihood of scoring this week.

Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Lineups & Team News

Columbus Crew

As we mentioned earlier in our Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles predictions, the Crew’s defense lacks consistency. That’s the key reason we consider Cherundolo’s boys as favorites to win the MLS Cup Final. The only positive thing we can say about coach Nancy’s boys is they sure know how to attack. They scored 57 goals in 37 matches.

Predicted lineup – Schulte (GK), Amundsen, Camacho, Moreira, Farsi, Nagbe, Morris, Yeboah, Rossi, Hernandez & Matan

Los Angeles

Los Angeles are the current Major League Soccer champions and as such they deserve to be named favorites in this match. Coach Steven Cherundolo’s boys have been crushing it in MLS recently, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see them win a second back-to-back title.

Predicted lineup – Crepeau (GK), Hollingshead, Murillo, Chiellini, Palacios, Tillman, Ilie, Acosta, Olivera, Vela & Bouanga

Player to Watch: Cucho Hernandez

The match at Lower.com Field will not only be a clash between Columbus Crew and Los Angeles but one between Cucho Hernandez and Denis Bounanga as well. For the Gabonese to lose the Top Goalscorer Award, Cucho will have to score for or more goals this week. That’s highly unlikely, but he already scored four in a single game before this season. That’s why we have him as the player to watch in our Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles predictions as well.

Starting Lineups

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew
3-4-2-1
28
Patrick Schulte
us
31
Steven Moreira
fr
4
Rudy Camacho
fr
18
Malte Amundsen
dk
23
Mohamed Ramzdine Farsi
ca
6
Darlington Nagbe
us
8
Aidan Morris
us
14
Yaw Yeboah
gh
20
Alexandru Matan
ro
10
Diego Rossi
uy
9
Cucho Hernandez
co
Substitutes
21
Yevhen Cheberko
ua
19
Jacen Russell-Rowe
ca
94
Jimmy Medranda
co
25
Sean Zawadzki
us
13
Kevin Molino
tt
24
Evan Bush
us
7
Julian Gressel
us
27
Maximilian Arfsten
us
17
Christian Ramirez
us

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC
4-3-3
16
Maxime Crepeau
ca
24
Ryan Hollingshead
us
3
Jesus Murillo
co
14
Giorgio Chiellini
it
12
Diego Palacios
ec
11
Timothy Tillmann
de
6
Ilie Sanchez
es
23
Kellyn Acosta
us
25
Cristian Olivera
uy
10
Carlos Vela
mx
99
Denis Bouanga
ga
Substitutes
27
Nathan Ordaz
us
9
Mario Gonzalez
es
30
Sergi Palencia
es
7
Stipe Biuk
hr
50
Filip Yavorov Krastev
bg
19
Mateusz Bogusz
pl
33
Aaron Long
us
2
Denil Maldonado
hn
77
John McCarthy
us

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles Prediction


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.