Our prediction for this MLS match:
DC United and Columbus Crew go head to head at Audi Field in a highly-anticipated Major League Soccer game. The capital club kicked off the 2023 season in style, with the team beating Toronto 3-2 on home soil, but they have not recorded a win in the league ever since. Nigel Robertha is a major doubt, while all Derrick Williams, Andy Najar, Martin Rodriguez, Brendan Hines-Ike, and Brad Smith should miss out with injuries.
The Crew, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Real Salt Lake (4-0) and Atlanta United (6-1). Columbus have been scoring goals for fun of late, and seeing that they are eager to return to winning ways in MLS, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Cucho Hernandez, Luis Diaz, Kevin Molino, and Josh Williams are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
Highlighted Team (Columbus Crew):
Columbus Crew are an American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. The Black & Gold participate in the Eastern Conference and in 2008 they won both the conference and the MLS CUP final. Columbus Crew defeated New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, with the likes of Moreno, Marshall and Hejduk scoring for the Black & Gold in the title game.
The club welcome their rivals at Mapfre Stadium, the venue which was opened on May, 15 1999. The current capacity of the stadium is 19.968 and it has to be noted that Mapfre Stadium is the first soccer-specific venue ever built for a MLS club.
A number of high-profile players were part of Columbus Crew in the past, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto is the most famous footballer that wore the black and yellow shirt. Schelotto played for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010 and during his spell with the Mapfre Stadium outfit the Black & Gold won the aforementioned MLS Cup.