Columbus Crew Vs New England Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals/BTTS – 24 July 2022

Cucho and Crew can readily exploit porous Revs?

Darlington Nagbe / Columbus Crew ©IMAGO / Icon Sportswire 17.07.2022

United States Columbus Crew Vs New England RevolutionUnited States

Sunday, 24 July 2022 – 00:30 (BST)
US Major League Soccer
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals/Both Teams to Score
Odds: Evens
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 21 July 2022)

Preview: With their barren run now up to four games, can New England Revolution find any solace at Field – a venue they’ve failed to earn maximum points from all eight previous visits. Or will this Cucho Hernandez-inspired Columbus Crew continue their upward trajectory?

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Columbus Crew – Cucho already proving his worth?

With four goals in just 137 minutes of pitch time, Cucho Hernandez has made the switch from the English Premier League to Major League Soccer appear seamless. His arrival galvanizing a Columbus Crew that were finding goals elusive, netting five in seven MLS matches prior to the Venezuelan signing for a club-record fee. They have since eclipsed that total during his three appearances so far, two as an impact sub.

Caleb Porter has seen his team take seven of nine possible points since unleashing Cucho for the first time on July 10. His appearance off the bench precipitating a 3-2 win on the road at Chicago Fire, who led 2-0 at half-time. Thereafter the new signing would be responsible for three of four Crew goals, in a 2-2 draw at DC United and 2-0 home success over FC Cincinnati, to help stretch their unbeaten run to eight (W4 D4).

Key Stat: Columbus Crew have scored two or more in four of their last five MLS matches (W3 D2), having previously managed the feat three times across their 12 previous fixtures in the competition (W2 D5 L5).


Columbus Crew To Score 2 or More Goals


New England Revolution – Wins drying up for Bruce Arena’s men?

As things stand, the line up for the MLS Cup Playoffs won’t comprise reigning Supporter’s Shield winners (the team that finishes top of the entire league) New England Revolution. A ten game unbeaten sequence (W4 D6) from late April to early July had hinted at a team gradually returning to something like their form of 2021. This after a shaky start to the new season, losing five of their first eight league games.

The wheels are threatening to come off again, though, beaten for the second game running last time out in Philadelphia, after also coming up short against New York City. In their defence they have just played the best two sides in the Eastern Conference, both on the road no less. Yet that is now four successive outings without a win (D2 L2). Another road fixture is far from ideal for a team W2 D3 L5 outside New England.

Key Stat: New England Revolution would score but also conceded in 10 of 11 previous MLS matches, with eight of these encounters also seeing Over 2.5 Goals.

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Columbus Crew Vs New England Revolution

Revitalised since welcoming Cucho Hernandez into the fold, Columbus Crew will lick their lips at the prospect of facing this New England defence. Bruce Arena’s Revs are coming off a four-game winless stretch in which they’ve conceded at least twice in each of the previous three. Up next? Just a trip to Field where they are D2 L5 since a 4-2 win in 2015, giving up exactly two goals on six of eight previous visits.


Columbus Crew Vs New England Revolution – Key Facts:

  • Unbeaten in eight (W4 D4), Columbus Crew are up into sixth in the Eastern Conference. They are three points better off than a New England Revolution that has slid to ninth place on the back of four successive winless outings (D2 L2).
  • Columbus Crew are undefeated when hosting New England Revolution since the fall of 2015 (W5 D2 since). They scored 2+ in six of the pair’s last eight meetings at Field.
  • Furthermore, The Crew are seeking to score two or more for the fourth MLS matche running. Meanwhile, New England Revs would ship 2+ goals in each of their past three fixtures.


There were three or more goals in eight of 11 prior MLS matches in which New England Revolution, with one clean sheet all season (20 games), were involved and at least four goals in five of those 11 games. We already know they typically score as well as concede. So it all lends to an entertaining encounter. Columbus Crew should certainly contribute having notched two-plus goals in all but one of five prior MLS outings.

Best Betting Odds – Columbus Crew Vs New England Revolution

Columbus Crew – 23/20 (Bet365)
Draw – 9/4 (Betfair)
New England Revolution – 5/2 (WilliamHill)