New York City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tip Home Win HT/FT – 23 May 2021

Easy home win for New York

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New York City vs Columbus Crew
23rd May 0030hrs
Football – USA – MLS
Pick Home Win HT/FT
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 2230 GMT, Friday 21 May

Ronny Deila’s New York City and Caleb Porter’s Columbus Crew lock horns in MLS action at the Yankee Stadium this weekend. New York have made a solid start, currently sitting in third position in the Eastern Conference table. As for Columbus, they have picked up just one win thus far and occupy 11th place. Can the Boys in Blue secure a third league win of their season at the weekend? We have the best MLS betting odds and tips.

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New York City Preview – Will the Bronx Blues extend unbeaten run to five?

Ronny Deila’s New York City started their season in disappointing fashion, losing 2-1 to DC United on the road. However, they have gone four games unbeaten since then, winning two and drawing two.

New York ran riot on matchday two, securing a big victory over Cincinnati. An Own goal, a Jesus Medina brace, and strikes by Gudmundur Thorarinsson and Valentin Castellanos earned the Pigeons a resounding 5-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-0 away success at Philadelphia Union.

Our betting prediction:
New York City to win both halves

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(odds taken 2232 GMT, Friday 21 May)

After back-to-back 1-1 draws with Orlando City and Toronto, New York will be hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend and stretch their unbeaten MLS run to five matches. As expected, the hosts are the favourites.

Columbus Crew Preview – Can the Crew avoid a third straight defeat?

Caleb Porter’s Columbus Crew have had a tough start to their MLS season up until now. The Crew are 11th out of 14 in the current Eastern table, collecting just five points from a possible 15.

Columbus went three games unbeaten at the start of the campaign, kicking off with goalless draws with Philadelphia and Montreal. They then beat DC United 3-1 at home, with two own goals helping them to the welcome win at Historic Crew Stadium.

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The Crew have crashed to back-to-back defeats since, though, losing 2-0 to Toronto and 1-0 to New England Revolution, both away from home. They will be desperate to avoid a third straight loss this weekend. The bookies have the away win available at 4/1, while the draw is currently priced at 3/1.


New York City vs Columbus Crew Betting Advice

In the 2020 season, these two clubs clashed three times. Columbus picked up two wins either side a 1-0 New York City victory. Only one of the previous eight has ended all square, with Columbus winning three and New York four.


Key Facts – New York City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tip

  • New York are unbeaten in four, winning two and drawing two
  • Columbus head to the Bronx having lost two on the spin
  • The Crew have won two of the last three meetings


Since that opening round defeat to DC United, New York have looked very solid. However, they could do with a win after two draws, and they should see off struggling Columbus at the Yankee Stadium this weekend. There is good value in 6/4 for the hosts to be winning at half time and full time.

24-year-old Paraguayan Jesus Medina has made a solid start to his season, scoring four goals in five MLS appearances so far. Medina is priced at 5/1 to hit the opening goal of this game.


The best betting odds for New York City vs Columbus Crew

New York City to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Columbus Crew to win: 4/1 at Bet365