MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI New York Red Bulls vs Columbus
Friday, March 27th, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Both the New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew come off 2 - 0 wins last weekend and look to carry their momentum into week 4 of the MLS season. The Red Bulls took advantage of two defensive mistakes by the defending Eastern Conference champs DC United, and earned a 2 - 0 win that now sees both New York teams sitting in the top two spots in the East standings.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his first goal on the 2015 campaign, while Lloyd Sam has now scored in each of the first two games the Red Bulls have played this year. Captain Dax McCarty sat down with the New York mediaon Wednesdayto discuss the upcoming match this weekend, which can be found on the teams MLS page.
He was certainly aware that both teams play a similar style with ball control that starts from the back line and each team wanting to control the pace. He described the new system as one the team favors, with a lot of motion, and is happy with the fitness that New York has concentrated on in the preseason to get themselves prepared for the new year.
Lloyd Sam has also flourished in the new system that Jesse Marsch has brought to the club, concentrating more on the offensive side of the ball and not concentrating on being relied on to stay behind the ball.
Columbus came off a bye week, and comes in well rested after their 2 - 0 effort against Toronto two weeks ago. The Crew Captain Michael Parkhurst was quick to point out that despite the loss of Thierry Henry, the Red Bulls still present problems for any club, as Lloyd Same did against them last year, with two goals and an assist in their three meetings. The two clubs split the season series 1 - 1 - 1.
It is hard to disagree with all we are hearing out of both sides as they come in to this match, and there is no mystery behind the fact that both teams like to control the pace, will push from the outside in, and create as many chances as possible. Neither club is really content with simply keeping possession, as both press forward with a purpose that ends with a shot on goal.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
New York leads the recent series with 4 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
New York +245
New York +0.5 -125
Columbus -0.5 +105
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction Quick Analysis:
As we mentioned, Columbus is well rested, but we are only in the fourth week of the season, and this is not the time to be away from the field. It might actually be seen as a detriment, to be honest, as teams would rather be going out week in and week out not losing any momentum.
We can expect them both to have plenty of opportunities to find the net, and we know both teams respect each other's ability to create opportunities. Columbus leads the league in getting the ball in the box from the outside, and will certainly give Higauin, Kamara and Heram as many chances as they can to exploit the Red Bulls back line and, with the crowd in tow, they should have the ability to find the net.
We see goal scoring as the call of the day in Ohio, with the Crew certainly being able to use the crowd and home field to lift them along the way.
We were pleasantly surprised to see a menial -105 on this Over 2.5, knowing how both teams are playing thus far, with both scoring two goals their last time out. New York may have not looked that in sync offensively last weekend against DC, as the two goals they found really was not a result of good movement with the ball, simply taking advantage of misplayed balls by the United back line.
We will hope the scoring starts to come this weekend, after last weekend's dismal efforts from most of the league, so the Over 2.5 makes our board in this one.