MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI New England vs Columbus
Friday, October 31th, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The Eastern Conference Semis kick offSaturdayin Columbus with the Crew hosting RevolutionNov 1. These two have a rich MLS history, as it will be their 61st all-time meeting in MLS play. Columbus flew into the playoffs, winning 6 of their last 8 matches with only 1 loss and a draw to earn 19 of a possible 24 points and secure the 3rd seed in the East.
New England was even hotter as the playoffs approached, winning 9 of their last 12 with 1 loss and 2 draws to earn 29 of a possible 36 points and secure the 2nd seed.
Both teams did it with offense, 52 and 51 goals scored between them respectively, and now they will face each other in a home and homeNov 1 and 9in a fight to appear in the Conference Finals.
All-time MLS Meetings: (60)
Columbus Leads Series 21W - 20L - 19D
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New England +250 Columbus -110 Draw +230
New England +0.5 -120 Columbus -0.5 -110
Total O/U 2.5:
Over -125 Under +105
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Columbus took the season series 2 - 1 despite having to play 2 of the 3 matches in New England at Gillette Stadium.
New England's Lee Nguyen scored 18 goals in the regular season and leads all scorers in the match, but no one else on the Revolution has contributed more than 5 goals, so the emphasis for Columbus will obviously be to keep Nguyen contained.
Columbus certainly spreads the wealth around with 5 players who have 5 or more goals, led by Federico Higuain and Ethan Finlay with 11 each.
There is nothing about this match that could put us on the Under, as I expect no less than a 2 - 1 match. The Revolution would love nothing more than to head up with a goal or two in hand, and the Crew knows that they have to head to Gillette Stadium on the 9th, so they better not head there needing a big result.
They both got here by scoring, so I expect them to go out scoring.
The Over 2.5 with marginal juice is the play to make.