Columbus Crew vs. CF Montreal Match Analysis and Prediction

Major League Soccer will see two sides at the top half of the Eastern Conference square off this week when Columbus Crew will host CF Montreal at Lower.com Field. Match day schedules for August 4 at 02:30 EAT.

The hosts are currently in sixth place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings with 30 points similar to Orlando City in the fifth place. The club has been fairly inconsistent this season with seven wins against five loses and nine draws. Coming into this encounter Columbus Crew are unbeaten in their previous four MLS home fixtures.

Columbus Crew shared spoils 0-0 MLS with Charlotte FC in their previous encounter. In that game, Columbus Crew had 47% possession and four shots with one of them on target while Charlotte FC got one shot and the only one on target.

Meanwhile, Montreal Impact has exceeded the expectation this season to currently sit in the third place with 36 points, level with New York Red Bulls. In their campaign this season they have recorded 11 wins against eight loses and three draws. Coming into this game, Montreal won two of their last three road games and the will be aiming for the third here.

Montreal Impact also held each other to a goalless MLS draw with New York City FC in their last most recent match. In that game, Montreal Impact had 59% possession and 13 shots with one on target while New York City FC got two shots with none of them on target.

Columbus Crew vs. CF Montreal head to head

The Crew boasts a slightly better record in the history of this fixture having won 12 times from the 25 head to head encounters since 2012; Montreal won nine times while four matches played out draws.               

  • Columbus 2-1 Montreal 26/09/21
  • Montreal 0-0 Columbus 01/05/21
  • Columbus 1-2 Montreal 08/10/20
  • Columbus 2-1 Montreal 21/07/19
  • Montreal 1-0 Columbus 13/04/19

Home

  • Columbus 0:0 New England
  • Columbus 2-0 Cincinnati
  • DC United 2-2 Columbus
  • Chicago 2-3 Columbus
  • Columbus 0-0 Philadelphia

Away

  • Montreal 0-0 New York City
  • DC United 1-2 Montreal
  • Montreal 1-0 Toronto
  • Montreal 1-2 Kansas City
  • LA Galaxy 4-0 Montreal

Columbus Crew team news

Artur will remain on the sidelines as he recovers from injury for the hosts.

CF Montreal team news

As for Wilfred Nancy, Ahmed Hamdy and Tomas Giraldo are sidelined through injuries while Joel Waterman is out on suspension.

Prediction and odds

Columbus Crew is unbeaten in their last nine matches in the MLS this season – the longest active streak in the league at the moment while CF Montreal have won five of their last eight matches away from home so far this season and they have proved they can through a punch.

  • Columbus Crew Win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both teams to score

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