When New York city FC plays Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer on Saturday, they will want to extend their seven-game winning streak.
The home team will attempt to recover from a midweek loss to CF Montreal, which snapped a streak of nine games without a loss.
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Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Tips and Prediction
After last weekend’s away match against Charlotte FC was postponed due to inclement weather, Columbus focused on a midweek matchup versus Montreal.
After Lucas Zelarayan gave the home team an early lead in the 14th minute, the Crew appeared to be headed for a win.
However, Columbus suffered their first loss since May 21 when Kei Kamara equalized in the 88th minute, and Joel Waterman then scored the game-winning goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
The Crew still hold a playoff spot despite their midweek loss, but they are only one point ahead of Inter Miami in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Caleb Porter’s team will be motivated by their recent success against NYCFC as they look to bounce back from their loss to Montreal.
The visitors, meanwhile, are now vying with Philadelphia Union for first position in the Eastern Conference, with three points separating them from the leaders.
The advantage of having one game remaining for NYCFC could be significant if they want to pass Philadelphia before the regular season is up. Despite their seven-game winning streak, interim manager Nick Cushing would have been upset if his squad hadn’t squandered the chance to secure a fifth straight victory last weekend.
New York City’s winning streak came to an end in a scoreless draw away to Montreal, but the outcome meant that they retained a fourth straight clean sheet.
Despite their prior struggles against Columbus on the road, Saturday’s visitors can still be confident after beating the Crew 2-0 at home in May.
Columbus often performs well at home against Saturday’s opponents, but this season, New York City has proven to be a difficult team to beat, therefore we believe the hosts will have to settle for a draw.