NY City vs Columbus Crew Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming MLS game between NY City and Columbus Crew taking place on Friday, June 14th 2024.

 
6:00am on Friday 14th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As New York City FC prepares to host Columbus Crew at Yankee Stadium this Friday, both teams aim to extend their impressive Major League Soccer runs.

This highly anticipated matchup promises an exciting display of football prowess. Let's dive into the key details, predictions, and team news ahead of the clash.

Recent Form

New York City FC

New York City FC has seen a remarkable turnaround since the rocky start of their season.

The Pigeons have soared to third in the Eastern Conference, boasting a five-match winning streak in MLS.

This impressive run includes a 5-1 demolition of the San Jose Earthquakes. Their resurgence is evident, having won their last four home games at Yankee Stadium.

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew, sitting seventh in the Eastern Conference, is also on a solid trajectory with a three-match winning streak in MLS.

Despite a recent CONCACAF Champions Cup setback against Pachuca, the Crew have shown resilience and tactical discipline, particularly in their defensive play.

This Friday, they'll aim to maintain their form and secure a critical away victory.

Team News

New York City FC

Rio Hope-Gund: Missed the last game due to a leg injury.

Maxi Moralez: Made a comeback post-ACL injury.

Kevin O'Toole: Subbed off early in the last match due to a knock.

Tayvon Gray: On international duty with Jamaica, might miss the game.

Andres Jasson: Recently signed with Aalborg BK.

In their last outing, Alonso Martinez's hat trick highlighted NYCFC's attacking prowess, supported by goals from Hannes Wolf and Santiago Rodriguez.

Columbus Crew

Evan Bush: Sidelined with a wrist injury.

Cucho Hernandez: Returned in the CCC final after back issues.

Marino Hinestroza: Limited action recently due to a minor knock.

Dylan Chambost: New signing from Saint-Etienne.

Diego Rossi's brace led the Crew to victory against Orlando City, with Patrick Schulte keeping a clean sheet.

Predictions

Both teams have demonstrated resilience and skill, setting the stage for a competitive match. Given their current form, a balanced game is expected.

NYCFC's home advantage and winning streak could be challenged by Columbus Crew's sturdy defence and tactical gameplay.

Our Prediction: New York City FC 1-1 Columbus Crew

For all of the analysis of NYC vs Columbus Crew as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

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