Columbus Crew vs D.C. United Prediction, 3/4/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
TV: Apple TV - Free
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-170) DC (+450) The United (7-6-21 last year) are traveling to Lower.com Field on Saturday where they will take on the Crew (10-16-8 last season). The Black-and-Red are priced at +450 while the Crew are at -170. The over/under has been set at 2.75. The men protecting the net will be Eloy Room for Columbus and Tyler Miller for DC.
Columbus finished with 103 saves and they also earned a save rate of 73.2 in the prior season. The team's goal differential was at 5 with the help of 46 goals earned as well as 41 goals conceded. The previous campaign, the club had an average of 1.35 pts/match (46 points) and were 13th in MLS with 34 assists. The Crew sat at 24th concerning goals expected with 40.6, and the team's expected goals against were sitting at 42.7. Columbus tallied 65 yellow cards in the previous season in addition to 1 red card. Columbus gave up 41 goals while relinquishing 1.21 goals per 90, and opposing teams compiled 142 SoT on them. They tallied 9 clean sheets, which put them at a percentage of 26.5% over the course of the prior season.
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D.C. accumulated 36 goals and the squad's xG over the course of last season was at 36.9. This clubs's goals against/90 minutes was at 2.09 in addition to 119 saves, and they had a total of 6 clean sheets. On the campaign, the United had a save rate of 64.0 (189 SoT against), and also were 28th in MLS with 27 points. D.C. ranked 28th in the category of goals surrendered with 71, and the goal difference was at -35. D.C. tallied a CS% of 17.6% over the course of last year as well as 73 yellow card warnings. The United averaged 0.79 pts/match while earning 25 assists and 5 red cards.
The man protecting the net for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has been on the field for 26,841 minutes and has earned 962 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.29 (386 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .717. The keeper born in Curacao has had 1,341 shots sent his way in 296 starts. Room (112-90-96 record during his career) has 71 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.0% shutout percentage.
Tyler Miller is expected to look after the net for Minnesota. During his career, Miller has allowed 183 goals while earning 439 stops in 139 starts. He has allowed 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 65-43-31. He holds a save % of .721 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.6%. Miller has earned 37 clean sheets while defending 609 shots attempted against him in 12,524 minutes throughout his career.
Lucas Zelarayan is one guy who can make a difference on the pitch for Columbus. He has 34 assists while earning 11 yellow cards so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Armenia has earned 56 goals scored in 15,142 mins played. Zelarayan has been given a starting assignment in 168 contests during his career while he scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes.
DC features a game changer in Taxiarchis Fountas, who should keep defenses up at night. He is averaging 0.40 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 169 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Greece has been on the field for 14,368 mins and has earned 64 goals. He has 40 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 22 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DC (+450)
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