Kick-off: 1930, 03/08/2022
Stadium: Lower.com Field
TV: ESPN+/TSN/TVA Sports
Columbus and Montreal were each involved in goalless stalemates last time out but we’re hoping for more excitement when they meet in midweek.
Both teams have scored in three of the last four head-to-head encounters between these sides, with the Crew being at home for all of those fixtures.
Punters can get 1.7 there are goals at either end this time and that is our first Columbus Crew vs CF Montreal prediction.
Columbus Crew Odds
Columbus are unbeaten in nine MLS outings after following up a 2-0 home win over Cincinnati by drawing with New England at this venue.
Saturday’s clash with Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium only lasted 17 minutes due to bad weather, with lightning the major concern.
Caleb Porter’s side are sixth in the Eastern Conference, six points behind third-placed Montreal, but now with a game in hand.
The recent addition of twice-capped Colombia striker Cucho Hernandez has worked out well.
He struck four times in his first three matches before drawing a blank against the Revs.
Teammate Luis Diaz said: “He has been a very important player for the team since he arrived. He has helped me grow and understand my game better.”
On the current good run of results, Diaz added: “Confidence has gone up, you can see that in our work in training every day.”
The Crew have been held to a draw in three of their last four home games, though, so Columbus Crew vs CF Montreal odds.
CF Montreal Odds
Montreal followed up back-to-back wins over Toronto and DC United by sharing the spoils with New York City in Canada.
The Impact applied a ton of pressure early on, but couldn’t quite find a way through City’s stubborn defence.
Romell Quioto wasted the best opportunity when heading over from close range from a flicked-on corner, while Sean Johnson saved well from Djordje Mihailovic.
In the second half, Quioto made a great break down the left and unselfishly laid it on a plate for Mason Toye, who frustratingly blazed his shot over the bar.
However, having had 60 per cent of the possession against the defending champions, Wilfried Nancy was keen to focus on the positive aspects of that display.
The head coach commented: “Bravo to the guys – they were very good. All we were missing was a win – and we should have won.”
Nancy would probably settle for another point from this tricky road trip, though, so 7.0 for a 1-1 draw completes our Columbus Crew vs CF Montreal betting tips.
COLUMBUS 0-0 New England
MONTREAL 0-0 New York City
Head-to-head: Columbus 2-1 Montreal, Montreal 0-0 Columbus, Columbus 1-2 Montreal
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