Real Salt Lake look to Rio Tinto Stadium supporters for inspiration before Columbus Crew match

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 26.June
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (20008 seats)

Major League Soccer: Top level against below par, at least based on the points won so far. Real Salt Lake - Columbus Crew. Home win or a surprise?

Insights:
  • Real Salt Lake have the most points (19) at home in Major League Soccer

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 2700 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Real Salt Lake form and stats

Real Salt Lake, who have the most points (19) at home in Major League Soccer, have been outstanding at home so far in the Major League Soccer with 6 wins, 1 draw and only 0 losses. Real Salt Lake has won so many consecutive home games (four in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Rio Tinto Stadium. We remember; it was LA Galaxy.

The Real Salt Lake fans enjoyed the previous fixture, watching their team host SJ Earthquakes and win 2-0. Defender Silva got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 8.34/10. Silva scored one goal, hit one key pass and won 1 of 1 duels.

A defeat was the result before that one, 1-2 away at Vancouver Whitecaps.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Salt handle that role? We have found 16 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.

A decent goal production from Real Salt Lake in their home games so far, with 13 goals from 7 league matches. Real Salt Lake have only conceded 4 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Columbus Crew form and stats

There's been little loot from Columbus Crew's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 7 away games in the Major League Soccer. Columbus Crew only have 1 win to counter their 2 defeats and 4 draws.

Columbus's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Charlotte that finished 1-1. Degenek, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.41. Degenek won 5 of 7 duels.

Prior to that result Columbus Crew won their away game at Atlanta United. The scoreline was 2-1.

Columbus Crew are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is 3 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats. From a total of 11 matches.

The schedule is very tough for Columbus now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Major League Soccer game at Toronto is waiting in only four days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Columbus Crew have scored 8 goals in 7 league games away. Columbus have conceded 10 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Real Salt Lake-Columbus Crew H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Real Salt Lake two wins, Columbus Crew five wins, three draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Columbus CrewL. Zelarayán
L. Zelarayán
4 goals
Real Salt LakeJ. Glad
J. Glad
3 goals
Real Salt LakeB. Wood
B. Wood
3 goals

Real Salt Lake missing players

Columbus Crew missing players

Real Salt Lake Columbus Crew
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
16 7 2 Played P 0 7 14
8 6 2 Won W 0 1 4
4 1 0 Drew D 0 4 5
4 0 0 Lost L 0 2 5
20 13 5 Scored S 0 8 18
19 4 0 Conceded C 0 10 17
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 86% 93%
69% 71% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 71% 79%
50% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 43% 43%
19% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 21%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
44% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 57% 43%
38% 57% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 21%
31% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 43% 43%
 
5.6 6.3 6.5 Corners for (avg) C F 0 5.4 5.5
4.6 4 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 0 5.1 4.6
2.1 1.7 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.9 1.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.9 13.3 15.5 Shots (avg) S ( 0 11.7 13.7
4 5.1 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 2.9 3.8
31% 36% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 40% 34%
 
12.1 10.3 9.5 Shots against (avg) S A 0 11.9 10.6
5.2 4.3 2.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 5 3.9
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Real Salt Lake have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Real Salt Lake have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Real Salt Lake have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Real Salt Lake have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Real Salt Lake have the most points (19) at home in Major League Soccer
  • Real Salt Lake haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Los Angeles FC 15 9 3 3 30 17 8 5 2 1 18 9 7 4 1 2 12 8 13 30
2 Real Salt Lake 16 8 4 4 20 19 7 6 1 0 13 4 9 2 3 4 7 15 1 28
3 Austin 15 8 3 4 29 18 7 4 2 1 17 5 8 4 1 3 12 13 11 27
4 Dallas 15 7 4 4 24 15 8 5 1 2 15 8 7 2 3 2 9 7 9 25
5 LA Galaxy 15 7 3 5 18 16 8 4 1 3 10 10 7 3 2 2 8 6 2 24
6 Nashville SC 16 6 5 5 19 18 6 2 3 1 8 6 10 4 2 4 11 12 1 23
7 Seattle Sounders 14 6 2 6 20 17 7 4 1 2 13 7 7 2 1 4 7 10 3 20
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 16 6 2 8 18 28 7 4 2 1 11 8 9 2 0 7 7 20 -10 20
9 Colorado Rapids 15 5 4 6 17 18 8 5 2 1 12 4 7 0 2 5 5 14 -1 19
10 Houston Dynamo 15 5 3 7 18 19 8 3 3 2 10 8 7 2 0 5 8 11 -1 18
11 Minnesota United 15 5 3 7 16 17 8 3 2 3 10 7 7 2 1 4 6 10 -1 18
12 Portland Timbers 16 3 7 6 22 26 7 2 3 2 12 10 9 1 4 4 10 16 -4 16
13 Sporting KC 17 4 4 9 16 29 8 3 2 3 8 8 9 1 2 6 8 21 -13 16
14 SJ Earthquakes 16 3 6 7 25 34 8 3 4 1 17 16 8 0 2 6 8 18 -9 15

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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.