Major League Soccer match preview and statistics: Columbus Crew fight New York City

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (24650 seats)

Columbus Crew perform at a high level so far being 3rd in the table. New York City can look both up and down from their 6th position.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Columbus and New York City.

New York City have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 800 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Columbus Crew form and stats

Columbus Crew, who have the fewest conceded goals (14) in Major League Soccer, have been outstanding at home so far in the Major League Soccer with 7 wins, 0 draws and only 1 loss.

Columbus lost their last game at Cincinnati (placed 13th) after a 1-2 scoreline. Preceding that match was a defeat to Montreal Impact (1-2).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Columbus Crew have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won three, drawn three and lost three.

Columbus have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at MAPFRE Stadium with 15 goals in 8 league matches. As for guarding their own goal, Columbus have only let in 3 goals at home. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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New York City form and stats

The visitors, who have the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Major League Soccer, are W3-D3-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Major League Soccer.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Orlando City (placed 4th) in their previous outing. The Major League Soccer match ended in a draw 1-1. Preceding that, the 1-2 home loss versus New England.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with New York City playing away and similar expectations, we found 16 relevant matches. Results were five York wins, three draws and eight defeats.

The visitors have scored 7 goals from 9 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. York are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 6 times in 9 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

New York City - Columbus 1-0 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Columbus, two draws and five wins for New York City. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

ColumbusG. Zardes
G. Zardes
11 goals
Columbus CrewL. Zelarayán
L. Zelarayán
5 goals
Columbus CrewP. Martins Santos
P. Martins Santos
5 goals

Columbus Crew missing players

New York City missing players

Columbus Crew New York City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
18 9 3 Played P 3 10 20
9 7 2 Won W 1 4 9
5 1 0 Drew D 1 3 3
4 1 1 Lost L 1 3 8
28 16 5 Scored S 4 10 27
15 4 2 Conceded C 3 7 20
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 90%
72% 78% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 40% 55%
50% 44% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 20% 45%
22% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 20% 35%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 10%
44% 33% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 30% 45%
50% 67% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 40% 30%
11% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 50% 35%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.7 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.4 2.3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
214 125 40 Total Shots T S 41 109 297
71 41 12 Shots on Target S O 17 41 109
39% 39% 42% Goal Efficiency G E 24% 24% 25%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Columbus Crew has the fewest conceded goals (14) in Major League Soccer
  • Columbus Crew has the fewest conceded goals (3) at home in Major League Soccer
  • Columbus Crew has the most clean sheets (6) at home in Major League Soccer
  • Columbus Crew has the most clean sheets (9) in Major League Soccer
  • Columbus Crew have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Columbus Crew have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Columbus Crew haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • New York City has the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Major League Soccer

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Toronto 18 11 5 2 29 17 9 5 3 1 13 6 9 6 2 1 16 11 12 38
2 Philadelphia Union 18 10 5 3 32 16 8 7 1 0 18 5 10 3 4 3 14 11 16 35
3 Columbus Crew 17 9 4 4 27 14 8 7 0 1 15 3 9 2 4 3 12 11 13 31
4 Orlando City 17 8 7 2 29 17 8 5 3 0 16 7 9 3 4 2 13 10 12 31
5 New England 18 7 7 4 20 16 8 1 5 2 5 6 10 6 2 2 15 10 4 28
6 New York City 18 8 3 7 23 16 9 5 0 4 16 10 9 3 3 3 7 6 7 27
7 New York RB 18 7 3 8 21 22 7 3 0 4 9 10 11 4 3 4 12 12 -1 24
8 Nashville SC 17 5 6 6 15 17 7 3 3 1 9 6 10 2 3 5 6 11 -2 21
9 Montreal Impact 18 6 2 10 27 35 10 3 1 6 14 18 8 3 1 4 13 17 -8 20
10 Atlanta United 18 5 4 9 18 21 11 3 2 6 7 10 7 2 2 3 11 11 -3 19
11 Chicago Fire 17 5 4 8 22 26 9 5 1 3 16 10 8 0 3 5 6 16 -4 19
12 Inter Miami 18 5 3 10 18 27 8 3 2 3 10 12 10 2 1 7 8 15 -9 18
13 Cincinnati 18 4 4 10 10 28 8 2 4 2 4 6 10 2 0 8 6 22 -18 16
14 DC United 18 2 6 10 15 32 10 1 4 5 9 18 8 1 2 5 6 14 -17 12

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.