Playing out of the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio are the black and gold uniformed Columbus Crew SC, a team competing in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. Founded in 1994, Columbus Crew SC were known simply as Columbus Crew, but added SC – which stands for Soccer Club – in late 2014. Mapfre Stadium was the first soccer-specific stadium built for an MLS team. Columbus Crew reached the MLS playoffs in seven of their first eight seasons but missed out on the postseason in 2016.
They won the U.S. Open Cup in 2002, the Crew’s first piece of silverware. Columbus Crew finished top of the Eastern Conference in 2004, a feat they repeated in 2008 and 2009 (winning the MLS Supporters’ Shield each time), with the team beating the New York Red Bulls 3-1 in the final in 2008 to win their one and only MLS Cup.
The Crew had the chance to add a second MLS Cup to their trophy cabinet in 2015, but lost 2-1 to Portland Timbers in the final after finishing second in the Eastern Conference.
Columbus Crew SC Betting Lines Today
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Columbus Crew SC Standings Right Now
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How To Win At Columbus Crew SC Betting
When the Columbus Crew finished second in the Eastern Conference in 2015, they were seven points behind New York Red Bulls due to drawing and losing two home fixtures more than their rivals. Their 9-4-4 home record in 2015 showed that the Crew were a formidable side when playing on home soil.
They maintained a decent home record in the 2016 season, losing only three games in Columbus. However, Crew were tied for the most home draws in the league. Eight draws from 17 games is way too many dropped points.
And then there's Columbus' away record. It was bad. Really bad. Crew had one of the most woeful away records in the MLS, winning only two of 17 games. They gained 10 points of a possible 51 on their travels, the main reason Columbus sat perilously close to the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
When it comes to goals for and against, Columbus didn't fare to poorly in the former. Crew scored 50 goals, which was fourth worst in the Eastern Conference. However, they'd be tied for second in the Western Conference. Such is the prolific scoring the East is known for.
Defensively, Columbus were shocking. They allowed 58 goals in 34 games, the seacond most porous defense in the East. Only Orlando, who conceded 60, conceded more goals.
Until that trend changes, look to back the over in most Columbus games. And don't even think about backing this team as a futures bet until they improve their extremely susceptible back line.