Columbus Crew vs DC United – MLS: Columbus Crew, with 2 victories and 1 draw,
and DC United, with 2 draws and 1 loss, face off this Saturday.
To play their 4th match on the 2018 edition of the Major League Soccer. Both teams have gone through deep changes on the pre-season, but they present different results and dynamics.
The Columbus Crew saw some fundamental pieces leave, such as Ola Kamara and Justin Meram, but they’ve gone into 2018 very focused on showing that their new version can also be an improved version of what they presented last season.
Pedro Santos now has more influence in the way the team plays, now that he knows his teammates better, while Gyasi Zardes has been an excellent offensive player for them.
Besides that, Columbus presents quality also on midfield and on their defensive lane, essential to having won in Toronto and, at home, against Montreal, besides having gotten a draw in Portland.
The changes on DC United are a bit deeper, having actually used, from the midfield forward, only players that aren’t in the roster for over a year.
That might help on a bigger deadline when it comes to finding the right dynamic to be successful, on a match that, when it comes to talent, has developed a lot, having now other options to try to discuss a spot on the play-offs.
Since the DC United are soon debuting a new stadium, their home matches aren’t at their stadium, with the team playing on the Maryland Soccer Complex, but that doesn’t represent yet the motivating and ambitious space that the board expects to have.
The draw with Houston showed exactly that. On the road, they’ve tied in Orlando and they’ve lost in Atlanta.
Columbus Crew vs DC United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match where both teams will have absences.
Whether it is due to injuries or to the fact that the starting line-ups will tend to present some news.