COLUMBUS CREW VS LOS ANGELES GALAXY (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 09.05.2019

Having suffered five consecutive MLS losses for the first time since 2000, and two in a row at home for the first time in three years, Columbus Crew now have to face both Los Angeles franchises at home in a four-day stretch that threatens to take them out of the top six.
The Crew have failed to score in three of those five defeats, losing at half-time in each of the last four. That will be particularly concerning considering their opponents LA Galaxy have scored seven of their 17 total goals inside the 30th-45th+ minute period.
Galaxy suffered their first loss in eight matches last time out, snapping a run of two consecutive clean sheets on the road. It was also the first time in 2019 that the Californian outfit have dropped any points when leading at half-time, which they have done on five occasions this MLS campaign.
However, they have scored two or more goals in eight of their ten MLS games so far, although more than half of their total goal tally of 17 has come from Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Players to watch: Federico Higuaín (CLB) has found one goal and two assists in his four MLS appearances vs. Galaxy.
Zlatan Ibrahimović (LAG) has scored in all but one of his nine MLS matches in 2019, and also scored in his only league encounter with Columbus.
Stat attack: Six of Columbus’ last seven MLS home games have produced under 2.5 total goals, as have three of LA Galaxy’s four away fixtures in 2019 so far.
The Galaxy have not tasted victory in Columbus since 2011 (W2, D2), with just one of the last eight H2Hs played here producing over 2.5 total goals.
LA Galaxy have conceded two or more goals only twice in 2019.

08.07.18 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 Columbus Crew
24.08.17 MLS Columbus Crew 2-0 Los Angeles Galaxy
04.09.16 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Columbus Crew
14.06.15 MLS Columbus Crew 1-1 Los Angeles Galaxy
17.08.14 MLS Columbus Crew 4-1 Los Angeles Galaxy

COLUMBUS CREW VS LOS ANGELES GALAXY Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,51
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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