Tip Columbus Crew - Los Angeles FC
Prediction published on May 19, 2022 at 3:42 PM
Columbus Crew plays host to Los Angeles FC in this MLS match. The home team are 10th position in the Eastern Conference League with 13 points while the visitors are in second position in the Western Conference League with 23 points. Columbus Crew have only won one of their last nine matches across all competitions. They started the season very well and had eight points from their first four matches but have picked up just a further five points in their seven matches. During the last seven matches they went through a horror period of four consecutive losses, three were in the league and one in the US Open Cup. Columbus Crew have experienced major issues with goal scoring as they have only scored five goals in their last seven league matches and have failed to score in five of the matches.
Los Angeles FC will be desperate to bounce back in this match after losing to Austin FC in their last match. This was their second consecutive loss and has resulted in them losing their position at the top of the table. They are equal on top with Austin FC with 23 points but they have an inferior goal difference. Prior to these defeats Los Angeles FC had won five of their six matches and will be keen to get back to winning ways and reclaim the lead. In both their losses they have conceded early goals and will look to their defence to start this match much better.
Key points Columbus Crew - Los Angeles FC
In three of Columbus Crew’s last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
Only once in their last seven home matches has both teams scored.
Columbus Crew have kept three clean sheets in their last six home matches.
In three of Los Angeles FC last five matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have lost two out of their last three away matches.
Conclusion Columbus Crew - Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC will need to get back to winning ways to stay in touch with the leaders while Columbus Crew will want to regain the form they showed at the start of the season. They will also be keen to prevent losing three straight matches against this opponent after losing in their previous two meetings. We are backing Los Angeles FC to stop their losing rot and win or draw this match.