Columbus Crew SC vs New York FC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, OH

When: Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): TV: TSN, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, Columbus TV: SportsTime Ohio, NY TV: YES. Columbus Radio: RadiOhio, NY FC Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM.

Team Notes

Columbus Crew SC

Through fifteen games, the Crew have a record of 5-9-1 (W-L-D) with 14 goals scored and 22 goals conceded.

Columbus stands alone in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with 16 points.

The Crew are 25-1 to win the MLS Championship.

New York FC

New York has a record of 4-1-7 (W-L-D) through their first twelve games of 2019.

NY FC has scored 16 goals against the 13 they have conceded. They have 19 points, six points behind Eastern Conference leader, DC United.

New York currently stands at 12-1 to win the MLS title.

Goalie Notes

Columbus: Zack Steffen (5-6-1, 1.25 goals allowed per game)

Steffen sat out for two games but returned last week to face Colorado. He allowed three goals on four shots.

The Columbus keeper has faced 52 shots this year and allowed 15 to score for an impressive 71.2% save percentage for 2019.

  • Ousted’s 37 saves in 12 appearances ranking 7th in the MLS.
  • Columbus’s keeper has posted four clean sheets on the season.
  • Ousted has saved one of the two penalty shots for the Crew.

New York FC: Sean Johnson (4-1-6, 1.09 goals allowed per game)

Johnson has started all twelve games for New York and has allowed just 13 goals this season.

New York’s keeper has given up 1.08 goals per game, ranking in the top five in the MLS.

  • Johnson has faced just six shots on goal through his last five matches.
  • His six clean sheets on the season, rank in among the best of MLS keepers.
  • Despite his low goal allowed total, Johnson’s save percentage is 61.1%, one of the lowest among keepers with ten appearances.

Players to Watch

Columbus Crew

The Crew are leading in goals scored by forward Gyasi Zardes with five on the season. Zardes has scored two of those goals on the road.

Midfielder Federico Higuain has five assists in fourteen appearances.

  • Midfielder Pedro Santos has three goals and two assists in 14 appearances.
  • Five players on Columbus have game-winning goals this season.
  • Robinho and Santos lead the Crew SC with 29 shots. Next on the list is Zardes with 24.

New York FC

New York FC is led in goals by forwards Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, Heber, and Alexandru Mitrita who have three each.

NY FC’s leader in assists is Maximiliano Morález with five. Heber is second on the team with two in eight games.

  • Tajouri-Shradi has three road goals this season in eight appearances.
  • NY FC has scored 12 road goals this season.
  • Mitrita leads the team in total shots with 35, but second on the team with 11 shots on goal.

Last Five Games

Columbus Crew

  • The Crew are 1-4-0 in their last five matches.
  • The Crew have lost eight of their last nine games.
  • Columbus have lost their last three matches with a minus-5 goal differential.

New York FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five matches.
  • New York has four clean sheets in their last six games.
  • NYFC’s goal differential is plus-5 over the previous five games.

Game Odds

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

Match

Sportsbook COL Crew Tie NYCFC Link
888Sport NJ +135 +220 +195
BetStars NJ +140 +240 +195

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Total

Sportsbook Over 2.5 Under 2.5 Link
888Sport NJ -120 -103
BetStars NJ -120 +100

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