Discover key betting insights for the Columbus Crew and Minnesota United matchup in the Leagues Cup, with stats, picks, and the best odds.
On Friday, Minnesota United takes on Columbus Crew at the Lower.com Field for the Leagues Cup round of 32 fixture.
Minnesota United made it to the knockout round as the runners-up in the Central 2 group, while Columbus Crew clinched the top spot in the Central 1 group. Even though Minnesota has only beaten Columbus once in the MLS regular season, it’s sure to be an intense game as the Crew leads the all-time series 3-1-0.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Preview
Columbus Crew Form
After a tough 3-2 loss to Portland Timbers, Columbus Crew picked themselves up and came back with a vengeance. They won two back-to-back matches against St. Louis City and CF America, earning six well-deserved points in their last three games.
Minnesota United Form
Minnesota United has been on a roll lately, racking up four points in their last three matches. The Loons kicked things off with a 1-1 draw against Los Angeles FC, and then dominated with a 0-4 win against Puebla. Their most recent match may not have gone their way, but it was an exciting game nonetheless, with Minnesota putting up a good fight against Chicago Fire FC in a 2-3 defeat.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Stats
The following information provides useful statistics for betting on the upcoming game between Columbus Crew and Minnesota United. The data is based on the teams’ recent performances across all tournaments.
- Columbus Crew have scored in 32 of the last 34 matches
- Columbus Crew have not lost 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Columbus Crew have scored in the last 16 home matches in a row
- In 11 of the last 12 matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
- Columbus Crew have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 9 of the last 10 Minnesota United away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Minnesota United matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Minnesota United have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Minnesota United matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Minnesota United have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United – In-form players
Juan Hernandez has already scored three times in just two Leagues Cup matches, and he looks like he’s just getting started. Meanwhile, the visitors are hopeful that Bongokuhle Hlongwane will continue his impressive streak, with four goals in just two matches so far.
Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United Betting Tips
Columbus Crew has not lost in eight consecutive games as the home team. At Lower Field, they won six, drew three, and lost one in their last 10 games at the venue. Meanwhile, Minnesota United won only three of their previous 10 away games, drew one, and lost six times.
Both teams to score
Both teams scored in each of the last six Columbus Crew games. The Crew broke the deadlock in six of their previous 10 home matches, while Minnesota United pulled off the same feat in five of their last 10 games.
Columbus Crew saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches, as they scored an average of 2.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals were scored in eight of the ten most recent games for Minnesota United. They performed an average of 1.9 goals in these. Columbus Crew conceded a goal in their six most recent matches.
Match predictions: Columbus Crew vs Minnesota United
To sum up, the upcoming match between Columbus Crew and Minnesota United seems to be a good betting opportunity.