Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/17/2024

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Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Prediction
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2023 Major League Soccer champions Columbus Crew host New York Red Bulls at Lower.com Field on the 17th of March. The venue will be packed with MLS fans eager to see their beloved team crush the Bulls. But is the home-field advantage going to benefit coach Nancy’s boys? According to our Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls predictions, it will.

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Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls prediction: Hard-earned win for MLS champs

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Columbus Crew to Win

💥 Both teams to score

 

BTTS

⚽ PLAYER to score first/anytime

Cucho Hernandez to Score Anytime

Key Stats

  • Five back-to-back Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls head-to-heads resulted in goals galore.
  • The Crew have a slight head-to-head advantage, as they won six of the last 10 games against this opponent.
  • Cucho Hernandez was the second-best finisher in Major League Soccer last season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Nancy’s boys are favorites to win

  • HOME: -105 – 50.8%
  • DRAW: +255 – 28.2%
  • AWAY: +285 – 21.0%

*These Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls odds are subject to change

A home win is priced at -105, giving coach Wilfried Nancy’s boys a massive 50.8% win probability ahead of the kick-off. Meanwhile, New York Red Bulls’ odds are priced at +285, making them the underdogs in the competition, with a lackluster win probability of 21.0%.

We believe Cucho Hernandez will find the Bulls' net. According to the odds priced at +126, the Colombian striker has a 44.25% chance of finding the net this week.

Last five H2Hs: Recent stalemate

USA MLS 02/07/23

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2
New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1

USA MLS 18/03/23

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

USA MLS 02/10/22

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2
New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1

USA MLS 20/03/22

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

USA MLS 23/10/21

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1
New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

The last five Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls head-to-heads resulted in two victories for Columbus Crew, two for New York Red Bulls, and one draw.

Columbus Crew team news and form: MLS champions eager to defend their status

With the help of a game-winning goal from Mohammed Farsi, Columbus Crew managed to claw their way to a vital 2-1 win over Frank Klopas’ Chicago Fire last week. The match should’ve ended early, as Columbus Crew had a massive 18 shots at target against this opponent.

Predicted lineup: Schulte (GK), Zawadzki, Camacho, Amundsen, Arfsten, Morris, Nagbe, Yeboah, Rossi, Hinestroza & Hernandez

USA MLS 14/04/24

D

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

CONCACAF Champions Cup 10/04/24

W

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1 (3)

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1 (4)

USA MLS 06/04/24

D

DC United

DC United

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

CONCACAF Champions Cup 03/04/24

D

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

USA MLS 31/03/24

D

Nashville SC

Nashville SC

2

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

New York Red Bulls team news and form: Bulls performing well recently

The Bulls recorded two 2-1 wins in their last two MLS attempts, but we believe their luck will run out at Lower.com Field. After all, Columbus Crew are the current Major League Soccer champions, and they deserve some credit.

Predicted lineup: Carlos (GK), Duncan, Nealis, Elie, Tolkin, Edelman, Amaya, Stroud, Forsberg, Morgan & Burke

USA MLS 13/04/24

D

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

0

USA MLS 06/04/24

W

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

2

USA MLS 30/03/24

D

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

1

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

1

USA MLS 23/03/24

W

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF

0

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

4

USA MLS 16/03/24

L

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

0

Player to watch: Cucho Hernandez

Cucho Hernandez needed no time to adjust in Major League Soccer. The 2024 MLS campaign will be his 3rd, and we are sure that the Colombian finisher has the right stuff to make this a memorable season, even more so than the previous one.

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Hernandez among the goalscoring greats in MLS

Cucho Hernandez scored 21 goals in 33 league games in 2023, making him the 2nd-best finisher of the season, with only a couple of goals away from top-of-the-table Bouanga.

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