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Bitesize Prediction: New York City FC vs Columbus Crew – 17/06/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 16 Jun 2023


Competition: MLS

Market: Columbus Crew double chance

Odds: 3/4 @ 1xBet

Looking to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend, a high-flying Columbus will travel to the Yankee Stadium when they meet New York City.

Starting with the hosts, last seen putting in another toothless display as they had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate away at Real Salt Lake, New York find themselves in the midst of a public struggle. Along with signing off May with a nightmare performance on home soil as they slumped to a 3-1 drumming at the hands of Philadelphia, it is no secret that Nick Cushing has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders. Battling it out at the foot of the Eastern Conference and facing a real uphill battle in their bid to claim a play-off spot, the Pigeons are remarkably without a single win from any of their last nine straight domestic appearances. With that woeful run of form stemming all the way back to April 22nd, NYCFC have also shown some extended issues in the final third. Along with drawing back-to-back blanks, Saturday’s hosts have notched just a single strike in over 300 minutes of action.

As for the visitors, while New York might be in the midst of a public struggle, Columbus are riding a recent wave of momentum. Last seen putting in another eye-catching performance as they clinched a 2-1 victory away at Chicago, Wilfried Nancy’s side should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Along with opening June with an action-packed 4-2 romp at home against Charlotte, the Crew have now won each of their last three straight MLS appearances. Really finding a clinical edge and notching nine goals on that three-match winning run, the Ohio-based outfit should also be excited by their most recent meeting against Saturday’s hosts. Picking up a 3-2 win when they welcomed NYCFC to town 10 months ago, Nancy’s high-flying squad should be smelling the chance to make another statement this weekend. Given the huge recent gulf in class, we are expecting an away double chance here.

Bet: Columbus Crew double chance against New York City FC 3/4 for Saturday’s MLS showdown @ 1xBet


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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