Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati Prediction & Soccer Odds for 8/27/21
- No wins in each team’s last five outings
- Drew in their last face-off 2-2 on July 9, 2021
- Columbus Crew gave up two goals in the final three minutes of their last game to lose
The Columbus Crew will host FC Cincinnati in yet another meeting of the Ohio rivalry on Friday, August 27 at 6:30 EST. Neither of these teams have been especially impressive as of late. The defending champs have lost six straight, proving themselves to be in horrible form. FC Cincinnati lost their most recent game, but tied the four before that, showing themselves to be in a form fit for draws.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Handicap with Tie Crew -1 (+245), FC Cincinnati +1 (-106), Tie +1 (+270)
- MoneyLine: Crew Win (-118) Draw (+250) Cincinnati Win (+320)
- Total: Over 2.5 Goals (-109) Under 2.5 Goals (-120)
*All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.
Crew vs Cincinnati Prediction: MoneyLine
The Crew won the championship last year. You would expect a lot more out of them this season. They played the Seattle Sounders really well most recently, staying just slightly behind them in possession and shots. They took a late lead and looked to be in a good place before they gave up an 88th and 89th-minute goal to lose the game.
FC Cincinnati most recently were thrashed by the New England Revolution. This was not surprising. Cincinnati has had difficulty defending and scoring goals, also known as playing soccer. They have been a bad side throughout the season, precisely represented by their three lone wins in 19 games.
While not in good form, the Crew are a team capable of being good. They haven’t clicked this season, and odds are they are going to click in this game is slim. However, they are a good team. They just aren’t playing well. Against a Cincinnati team that isn’t great, nor are they playing well, this should be the moment for the Crew to turn their tides around.
A draw here isn’t a bad bet either, as neither of these teams has done well putting the ball in the back of the net. With that said, Crew are a winning team, and it’s only a matter of time before they are back in those winning ways.
Free Prediction: Crew Win (-118)
Crew vs Cincinnati Prediction: Total
Cincinnati cannot score. They have one of the most ineffective offenses in the MLS. They are 26th with 19 goals scored. It’s up to the Crew to handle most of the goal total, and they haven’t been scoring well either as of recent. There will be goals here, but I’m not confident it will be a high-scoring one.
Neither of these teams have a stud up top that can create chances on their own. They play a team game and create goals together. When the team isn’t playing well, the goals don’t come. It’s one of the major reasons neither of these teams have taken three points from a game in a long while.
Free Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals (-120)