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Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls 10/23/21 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Odds & Info

Game Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
Date & Time Saturday October 23, 2021, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Lower.com Field, Columbus, OH
Latest odds
CLB +130 ; O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

On Saturday, the Columbus Crew play host to the New York Red Bulls in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. Columbus is 10th in the conference table at 10-8-12 on 38 points with a goal difference of -3. Columbus battles on the road to a 1-1 draw with Nashville on Wednesday. Columbus opened the scoring with a Lucas Zelarayan goal in the 75th minute but Nashville scored an equaliser two minutes later and the clubs shared spoils.

Columbus is three points behind seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings and continues to have an outside shot of reaching the postseason, but must take as many points as possible over their final four matches. Gyasi Zardes is the leading goal scorer for Columbus with nine, while Lucas Zelarayan has scored eight. Pedro Santos is the leader in assists with six.

The New York Red Bulls are ninth in the conference table at 11-7-11 on 40 points with a goal difference of +5. New York is within one point of the seventh and final playoff spot. New York picked up a big victory on Sunday defeating NYCFC 1-0 at home. Scoring the only goal of the match for the New York Red Bulls was Cristian Casseres Jr. in the third minute and the two clubs played the final 87 minutes without another goal being scored.

The Red Bulls are very much in the playoff hunt trailing eighth place DC United and ninth place New York City FC by one point and 7th place CF Montreal by two points with four matches remaining for all four clubs. Patryk Klimala is the leading goal scorer for the Red Bulls with eight, while Christian Casseres Jr and Fabio each have scored five. The leader in assists is Fabio with six.

Free Soccer Pick:

New York Red Bulls +210

These two have split the two matches played head-to-head this season with New York winning the first 1-0 at home and Columbus winning the second 2-1 just one week ago. New York is on an unbeaten run of seven consecutive matches that includes five victories and two draws. The Red Bulls have outscored their opponents during that stretch 10-2 with four clean sheets and have not allowed a goal in each of the last three matches. Final Score Prediction, New York Red Bulls win 2-1.

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