Montréal vs Columbus Crew Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

Saputo Stadium in Montréal, Canada, braces itself for a historic Major League Soccer Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. CF Montréal, rebranded from…

Montréal vs Columbus Crew

Saputo Stadium in Montréal, Canada, braces itself for a historic Major League Soccer Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. CF Montréal, rebranded from the Impact this season, welcomes their rivals, the Columbus Crew, in a match brimming with history and regional significance.

Match

  • Teams: CF Montréal vs Columbus Crew
  • Compettition: MLS 2024
  • Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but MLS matches typically start between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4).
  • Venue: Saputo Stadium, Montréal, Canada

Prediction

Saputo Stadium is set for a passionate clash between a rebranded home team and a Crew in winning form. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Columbus Crew Win (Favorable, but Uncertain): The Crew’s current strong form and recent dominance over Montréal make them the favorites. However, playing away and underestimating a passionate home crowd could be risky.
  • Draw (Possible): The close head-to-head record suggests this could be a tightly contested match, with both teams cancelling each other out.
  • CF Montréal Win (Upset): Playing at home with a fired-up crowd and a desire to establish their new identity, Montréal has a chance to pull off an upset, especially if they capitalize on any Crew weaknesses.

Lineups (Predicted)

CF Montréal (3-4-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Sebastian Breza
  • Defenders: Kamal Miller, Alistair Johnston, Rudy Camacho
  • Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Ismaël Koné, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Mathieu Choinière
  • Forwards: Romell Quioto, Joaquín Torres, Mason Toye

Columbus Crew (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Eloy Room
  • Defenders: Jonathan Mensah, Josh Williams, Miloš Degenek, Harrison Afful
  • Midfielders: Darlington Nagbe, Lucas Zelarayán, Perry Kitchen
  • Forwards: Luis Díaz, Gyasi Zardes, Artur

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • CF Montréal Win: Underdog (around +3.75 or higher)
  • Draw: Moderate Odds (around +3.25)
  • Columbus Crew Win: Favorite (around -1.30 or lower)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

This rivalry boasts a close head-to-head record:

  • Series Tied: Historically, both teams have won 14 matches out of their 30 encounters, with 6 draws.
  • Recent Columbus Crew Dominance: The Crew has won 3 out of the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

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