Saturday, August 25, 2012

Prediction: Crew v. NE Revs

The New England Revs visit Crew Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST.

• Third game in seven days for the Crew.
• NE has only gotten 5 pts from 12 road games this year
• NE has only 1 win in past 11
• NE hasn't won in last 7 matches
• Crew still healthy and hungry, fighting for playoff spot

Major League Soccer's brain trust is picking the Crew today. Generally, these guys guess right on the result (W,D,or L) a little less then half of the time.

Looks like the betting sites have Columbus taking this one pretty easily. 365Bet has it: 10/11 (fav crew), 12/5 (Draw), 3/1 (Revs).

It's looking like the other betting sites are in agreement, Crew Win with heavy stake on 2:0.

In today's Dispatch Adam Jardy talks more about what the team needs to do as opposed to what he thinks will happen. "This is one the Crew cannot afford to lose," coach Jardy says.

No link will be provided to that paper's website. I am a daily subscriber to the paper yet they are wanting an extra few bucks out of me to view online content. Buy the paper if you get a chance. Skip their online service.

New England has some talent and a few players I really like: Saër Sène, Kelyn Rowe, Chris Tierney, and Benny Feilhaber are all excellent players. Sène is a raw talent but he looks like he is ready to score 2 or 3 each time I watch. He has a G+A per 90 mins of 0.54, very good. So, watch out of him if he is out there.

Easy to say that this could be a trap game for Columbus but the Revs have been so bad it's hard to honestly say they have any chance at playing spoiler. The Revs can be organized though. They aren't giving up a lot... only 9 goals against in last 8 matches. How they have lost 7 of those is beyond me (well, outside of not scoring).

Another game where the Crew will have to remain patient and steadfastly disciplined. It's an easy win if that happens.


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