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Columbus Crew v New York Red Bulls: Major League Soccer Action on Match-day 32

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Wednesday at MAPFRE Stadium, as Columbus host Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer.

This clash sees eleventh play tenth, as struggling Red Bulls visit MAPFRE Stadium to face Columbus.

Columbus Crew have 27 points to their name, going into this tie

Caleb Porter will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Orlando City and then Inter Miami, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Caleb Porter knows that a run of eight losses in nine games for his Columbus side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. They currently sit in tenth place, with a total of 27 points having won seven fixtures, drawn six fixtures, and lost 11 games.

When Columbus host Red Bulls, they will do so on the back of five victories and three draws on their own ground.

A victory for Columbus Crew would put them on 30 points.

New York Red Bulls arrive at this match, having secured 23 points so far this season

Red Bulls’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Gerhard Struber, with a 1-1 draw to D.C. United in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Chicago Fire. Metro will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

Gerhard Struber’s Red Bulls have lost five of their last eight fixtures this season. With 23 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League having won six games, drawn five meetings, and lost 10 meetings.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one victory and two darts, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Red Bulls as they travel once more.

Victory for New York Red Bulls would take their points tally to 26 so far this season.

Columbus Crew v New York Red Bulls – Head-to-Heads.

Columbus and Red Bulls have faced each other 79 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Columbus’s favour (34 – 33). Also, Red Bulls have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Columbus in twelve out of the previous 20 fixtures with them. The last time both teams met in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 away win for Columbus Crew. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Wednesday is 60.24%.

Columbus to win has a 44.44 percent probability.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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