Columbus Crew SC vs. Minnesota United FC - 7/28/20 MLS Soccer Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota United FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
MLS Soccer: Tuesday, July 28th at 8:00 PM
The Line: Columbus +105 / Minnesota +235 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Columbus Crew SC and Minnesota United FC face off on Tuesday in the first round of the knockout stage of the MLS is back tournament. The loser of this game will be eliminated from the tournament. If the game is tied after the 90 minutes the game will go to penalty kicks.
Minnesota United FC has found a whole lot of success so far this season and they have a belief they could win this tournament. To start the tournament, Minnesota United FC made a late comeback against Sporting KC and that led to a 2-1 victory. In the second game of the tournament, the defense was really good, giving up zero goals but the offense couldn’t get anything going, and that led to a 0-0 draw.
In the third game Minnesota United already knew they were going through, and they played like a team that didn’t feel like they had much to play for. The star in that show against the Colorado Rapids was Ethan Finley who had two goals, but Minnesota United’s defense let them down giving up two goals. In this game, Minnesota United’s defense is going to need to be good.
On the other side of this matchup is the Columbus Crew who have been quite impressive so far during this tournament, but there have been some questions about the competition that they have faced so far. To start the season the Columbus Crew came away with a 4-0 win over Cincinnati Bearcats. In the second game the Columbus Crew came away with a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. In the third game the Crew’s defense was again lights out against Atlanta United winning 1-0. In that last game. In that game the Crew actually didn’t have as much possession as Atlanta, but they only allowed two shots on goal.
There is no doubt that the Crew is the better team,, but I do have doubts that they will come away with a win in this game. In this game it’s going to be a very defensive battle and that will keep this game under the total.