NYCFC vs Columbus Crew SC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: ESPN+. NYCFC TV/Radio: MSG, WNYE 91.5 FM. Columbus TV/Radio: SportsTime Ohio, RadiOhio.

Team Notes

New York City FC

New York City FC has a record of 11-5-8 (W-L-D) through 24 games.

NYCFC has scored 45 goals against the 32 they’ve surrendered. The club has 41 points, but has played a few less games than Philadelphia and Atlanta, the East leaders at 45 points.

New York City FC continue to have the third highest odds to win the MLS title at 12-1.

Columbus Crew SC

Through 27 matches, the Crew have a record of 7-14-6 (W-L-D) with 29 goals scored and 41 goals allowed.

Columbus stands alone in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points.

The Crew are 300-1 to win the MLS Championship.

Goalie Notes

New York City FC: Sean Johnson (8-4-8, 1.35 goals allowed per game)

Johnson allowed one goal against six shots in NYCFC’s 4-1 win over FC Cincinnati last weekend.

  • NYCFC has won four of their last six starts with Johnson between the posts.
  • The NYCFC keeper has allowed five goals in his last three starts.
  • Johnson saved a penalty kick in the match against Cincinnati.

Columbus: Eloy Room (2-0-3, 1.60 goals allowed per game)

Room has been a beast in goal for Columbus, going unbeaten in his first five starts for the franchise.

  • Room has allowed two goals on three shots in back to back games.
  • The keeper has not posted a clean sheet this season for Columbus.
  • Room has allowed two goals in three of his five starts this season.

Players to Watch


Valentin Castellanos and Heber each scored two goals in NYCFC’s 4-1 win over FC Cincinnati last weekend.

  • Heber leads the club with 12 goals in 17 appearances for NYCFC.
  • Maxi Moralez jumped back into the MLS lead for assists with 16.
  • Castellanos leads the team with five home goals, while Moralez and Heber are runner-up with four each.

Columbus Crew

Pedro Santos and David Accam scored the two goals in Columbus’ 2-2 draw against Toronto FC last weekend.

  • Gyasi Zardes has five road goals for Columbus to lead the club in 2019.
  • Santos and Zardes lead the team with nine goals each this season.
  • Federico Higuain continues to lead the Crew with five assists for the year.

Last Five Games

New York City FC

  • New York FC 3-2-0 in their last five matches.
  • New York has a plus-3 goal differential in their last five games.
  • NYCFC has scored 12 goals in their last five matches.

Columbus Crew

  • The Crew are 2-0-3 in their last five matches.
  • In their last six matches, Columbus has scored two or more goals in five of the games.
  • Columbus have not lost a match in their last five games and hold a plus-2 goal differential over that span.

Game Odds

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on Columbus Crew vs NYCFC with 888Sport and BetStars. Good luck!


SportsbookNYCFCTieCOL CrewLink
888Sport NJ-186+300+475
BetStars NJ-167+320+450

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SportsbookOver 2.5Under 2.5Link
888Sport NJ-177+145
BetStars NJ-167+135

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