Just two points currently separate Columbus Crew and Nashville SC in the MLS standings and we’re expecting a close contest when the sides face off in Ohio this week.
After finishing 14th overall in their inaugural campaign, Nashville look set for much better things this time around and they travel to Lower.com Field on Thursday having lost just one of their 13 league matches so far this season.
Seven of those games have ended all square and that’s the result we’re tipping up here, as Columbus Crew are equally difficult to oppose in the 1X2 market based on their excellent home record this term.
Caleb Porter’s side have won four and drawn two of their six outings in Ohio, and that’s enough for the bookmakers to hand them marginal favouritism, with Nashville picking up just two points from their three away trips.
Nonetheless, the visitors have proven themselves to be extremely difficult to beat, so a stalemate looks the most likely outcome this Thursday and we’re also tipping up a 1-1 correct score.
The hosts have won three matches out of ten matches between themselves,the away team has won five matches with two draws in the championship.The goal difference is 14-9 in favour of the away team.
Prediction:Vissel Kobe to win.