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Monterrey vs Columbus Crew Prediction, Odds and Free Match Tips (06/05/2021)

This is a fixture between Monterrey, a Liga MX side that boasts of huge success in the CONCACAF Champions League and Columbus Crew, an MLS side looking for their first ever semifinals. Find out more in our detailed CONCACAF quarterfinals analysis and predictions.

Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: Top Free CONCACAF Predictions by Punditfeed

Punditfeed game predictions and analysis are bias-free. We conduct extensive research with the help of the latest team news, the latest performance and stats to prepare in-depth analysis and fixture preview. Here is how we are tipping the two teams to fare in the second leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals:

Note: The above fixture odds may change before kick-off. Please check with the bookie for updated prices.

Monterrey to Win the Second Leg

A fixture as important as the CONCACAF quarterfinals requires experience and the hosts have it. Despite keeping only 39% overall ball possession in the first leg, Monterrey converted two of their three shots on target to claim a point the last time out against Columbus Crew. The hosts opened the scoring with the only shot on target nine minutes after kick-off. Monterrey came back stronger in the second half and had 44% ball possession compared to 39 in the second half. Defeating an inform-Columbus that had seven victories and one draw in the previous eight competitions was no mean feat for Monterrey that had lost three consecutive games before the first leg. We feel with home advantage and two crucial away goals, the second leg is for the hosts to win.

Monterrey to Score First

For the Liga MX side to have any chance of qualifying for CONCACAF semis, they must aim to score first as they did in the first leg of the quarterfinals. That notwithstanding, a preview of the hosts’ history in the competition, including previous CONCACAF Champions League honours, makes them a threat in this game. The hosts found the net first in their previous three games. Backing Monterrey to score first again in the second leg is pricey on the books.

Monterrey to Win Half-Time

Our first two tips inform the third selection, which is a win for the hosts by Half-time. This is based on previous stats. For 2/1, backing the hosts to score first is a plausible outcome if they must eventually win this fixture against a defensive side as Columbus Crew.

Match Preview: Monterrey Hoping for Fifth CONCACAF Champions League Crown

Monterrey has a good history in the competition. However, playing against Columbus Crew, an ambitious MLS team without an international honour, could make things tricky for the hosts on Thursday morning.

Monterrey

Monterrey comes into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory in Liga MX; Clausura round 17. The hosts lost three consecutive games in the domestic league before pulling a surprise 2-2 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quaterfinals. In this fixture, Javier Aguirre’s men hope for a home victory against Columbus Crew and semifinals qualification. Monterrey boasts of four CONCACAF Champions League titles, which puts them among elite teams in this competition. Moreover, the hosts are one-time CONCACAF Winners’ Cup and have twice emerged third in FIFA Club World Cup.

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew is undefeated in the last 11 games, a feat that keeps them hopeful for the CONCACAF semifinals. The visitors come into this fixture with a 0-0 result in the MLS league and a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals. Moreover, Columbus Crew hopes for the first international honour. This is the fifth quarterfinals appearance for the MLS side, and they hope to turn it into the first-ever semifinals qualification.

Top Stats and Handpicked Odds for Monterrey vs Columbus Crew

The following are the best-handpicked odds for Monterrey vs Columbus Crew. We also have another table for the latest team stats for the two competitors.

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2 - 2
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0 - 1
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3 - 1
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1 - 1
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4 - 0
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3 - 0
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2 - 0
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FAQs-Monterrey vs Columbus Crew

Monterey vs Columbus Crew tips

How many times has Columbus Crew played against Monterrey?

The two teams have met only once, which is the first leg of the 2021 CONCACAF quarterfinals.

What is the kick-off time for this fixture?

Monterrey vs Columbus Crew will start at 03:00 GMT +3 on Thursday.

Which team won the first leg?

The teams shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals.