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Columbus Crew vs Monterrey Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (29/4/21)

Two teams that have never met before go head-to-head in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday. The visitors from Mexico are the favourites to progress through to the next round, so Columbus Crew need a good result if they are to stand any genuine chance of progressing.

Read on for our full match preview on Columbus Crew vs Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Draw

Columbus Crew started off the new MLS season with a goalless draw at home to Philadelphia Union and are now unbeaten in their last three outings. Monterrey sit 4th in the Liga MX table after 16 games and are the bookmaker’s favourites to win this game but the visitors have failed to win three of their last four matches.

Draw/Draw

We’re expecting this game to be tight and tense throughout. As the underdogs, Columbus Crew are more likely to play to avoid conceding a goal with the hope of hitting their guests on the counter-attack or from a set-piece. Monterrey don’t need to push for a win in the 1st leg as they are the away side and their priority will be controlling the game through possession and hoping to wear down their hosts over the 90-minutes.

1-1 Draw

With under 2.5 goals being produced in each of Columbus Crew’s last two matches and both teams scoring in four of Monterrey’s last five fixtures, we’re predicting a 1-1 draw between these two sides on Wednesday. This result will suit Monterrey more than Columbus Crew but the hosts will still be in this tie if the game does end all square as we expect.

USA host Mexico in the CONCACAF Champions League

We’re going to take a look at the recent performances of both clubs and bring you any up-to-date team news we have available.

Columbus Crew

The hosts will be expecting a tough 90-minutes against Monterrey but their defensive play has been excellent in recent weeks and if Columbus Crew can stay strong in the early stages of this 1st leg then they have a great chance of taking an advantage into their trip to Mexico next week. Columbus Crew came out of their opening MLS game against Philadelphia Union without any further injury concerns and will be hoping that the likes of Xardes and Wright-Phillips can add to their Champions League goals-tally on Wednesday.

Monterrey

Monterrey have former Tottenham Hotspur striker Vicent Janssen in their squad and while his goalscoring record for the Mexican club has been poor since he arrived in 2019, he does have two goals in the Champions League this season and will be a threat. Monterrey have a strong Argentinian influence in their side and are lead up-front by Funes Mori who has netted 15-goals in 32 matches this season.

Columbus Crew vs Monterrey: Stats and Odds

CONCACAF Champions League
Columbus Crew
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Monterrey
April 29, 2021
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Columbus Crew vs Monterrey

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06/05/21
CCL
Monterrey
Monterrey
3 - 0
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
29/04/21
CCL
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
2 - 2
Monterrey
Monterrey

Columbus Crew

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
2 - 1
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
22/05/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
1 - 2
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
16/05/21
UM
New England Revolution
New England Revolution
1 - 0
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
12/05/21
UM
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
2 - 0
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
08/05/21
UM
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
3 - 1
DC United
DC United

Monterrey

Last 5

16/05/21
MC
Monterrey
Monterrey
1 - 1
Santos Laguna
Santos Laguna
14/05/21
MC
Santos Laguna
Santos Laguna
2 - 1
Monterrey
Monterrey
02/05/21
MC
Monterrey
Monterrey
1 - 0
Mazatlan FC
Mazatlan FC
25/04/21
MC
Tigres
Tigres
2 - 1
Monterrey
Monterrey
22/04/21
MC
Monterrey
Monterrey
1 - 2
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FAQs for Columbus Crew vs Monterrey

columbus crew vs monterrey prediction

  • Who is the favourite? The visitors Monterrey are the slight favourites
  • What competition is this? It’s the North American Champions League (CONCACAF Champions League)
  • Where are these teams from? Columbus Crew are from the USA and Monterrey are Mexican