Saturday, June 25

Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Match Analysis and Prediction

Real Salt Lake welcomes Columbus Crew to Rio Tinto Stadium this weekend in the Major League Soccer inter-conference clash. Match day schedules for June 26, 2022 at 05:00 EAT.

The hosts appear to enjoying their MLS regular season in the Western Conference where they occupy the second spot with 28 points. After a positive start to the campaign, they went through a slump of five games without a win; however they seem to have found their way back to the track.

Real Salt Lake prepare for this fixture in high spirits following 2-0 MLS success to beat San Jose Earthquakes in their last action. In that game, Real Salt Lake had 35% possession, 16 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Marcelo Silva (22′) and Jefferson Savarino (81′). San Jose Earthquakes got seven shots with one of them on target.

Meanwhile, Columbus crew is placed 11th with 17 points to their name in the Eastern Conference. The club had a positive start to the campaign with two wins and two draws from their opening four games, but they quickly hit a tougher patch as the next eight outings produced just six points.

Columbus Crew held each other to 1-1 MLS draw with Charlotte FC in their previous outing. In that game, Columbus Crew had 51% possession, 13 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Erik Hurtado (41′). Charlotte FC got 11 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Andre Shinyashiki (49′).

Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew head to head

The Crew has a slight upper hand in the head to head history of this fixture having won 12 times out of the 27 head to head encounters since 2005. Salt Lake has won nine times while six matches ended in draws.

  • Salt Lake 1-0 Columbus 04/07/19                              
  • Columbus 2-1 Salt Lake 01/07/18                              
  • Salt Lake 2-2 Columbus 30/07/17                              
  • Columbus 4-3 Salt Lake 29/05/16              
  • Columbus 1-1 Salt Lake 21/02/16
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Home

  • Salt Lake 2-0 San Jose
  • Vancouver 2-1 Salt Lake
  • Salt Lake 3-0 Houston
  • Montreal 1-2 Salt Lake
  • Salt Lake 2-1 Austin

Away

  • Columbus 1-1 Charlotte
  • Atlanta 1-2 Columbus
  • Columbus 0-2 Los Angeles
  • New York City 2-0 Columbus
  • New England 2-2 Columbus

Real Salt Lake team news

Axel Kei, Damir Kreilach and Zack Farnsworth will be unavailable for Boss Pablo Mastroeni’s selection for this game.

Columbus Crew team news

Boss Caleb Porter will be without the services of Lucas Zelarayán through injury.

Prediction and odds

Columbus Crew has the ability to score against this opponent however Real Salt Lake appears to have more quality than the crew at this point of time.

  • Real Salt Lake Win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both teams to score

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