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Columbus Crew vs. Charlotte FC 6/18/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Columbus Crew vs Charlotte FC Odds & Info

Game Columbus Crew vs Charlotte FC
Date & Time Saturday June 18, 2022, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Lower.com Field Columbus, OH
Latest odds
CLB -125 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Columbus Crew hosts Charlotte FC on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference this year. Columbus is 10th in the conference table at 4-4-5 on 16 points with a goal difference of +1. Columbus Crew defeated Atlanta United 2-1 on the road May 28 in their most recent match before the break for international play. Jonathan Mensah scored for Columbus in the first minute and Erik Hurtado scored the eventual winner in the 45th minute.

Columbus Crew has lost three of the last four matches it has played at home including a loss of 2-0 to LAFC May 21, which was their last match at home. Lucas Zelarayan is the leading goal scorer for Columbus with four, while Derrick Etienne has scored three. Etienne is the leader in assists with five and six others have one assist apiece.

Charlotte FC is seventh in the conference table at 6-1-8 on 19 points with a goal difference of -3. Charlotte FC defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 this past Saturday in their most recent MLS fixture. Benjamin Bender opened the scoring for Charlotte with a goal in first-half stoppage time (45’+4’) and Derrick Jones scored for the club in second-half stoppage time (90’+1’).

Charlotte has six victories in just the first 15 matches of its inaugural season after defeating New York last Saturday at home. Each of Charlotte’s six victories and 18 of the club’s 19 points have come on their home pitch. Karol Swiderski is the leading goal scorer for Charlotte with four, while Benjamin Bennett and Andre Shinyashiki have each scored three. Bender is the leader in assists with three.

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Charlotte FC +285

Columbus has three wins and two draws in its most recent five matches versus expansion sides. The Crew has lost only one of the last 11 matches at home versus an expansion club. However, Columbus has struggled at home this campaign with three losses in its last four on its home pitch. Charlotte is coming off a big win last Saturday against New York and will use that momentum to fuel a victory this Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Charlotte FC wins 2-1.

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