The Battle for the Crowned Champions of the MLS Eastern Conference
It’s the MLS Eastern Conference finals! It is going to feature the Columbus Crew and the New England Revolution. The battle is on as both teams fight to become the MLS Eastern Conference champion, on Sunday, December 6, at the MAPFRE Stadium in Ohio.
Odds via FanDuel as of Sunday, December 06 (6:35 am ET)
The Columbus Crew have a money line odd of +150, and the New England Revolution have money line odds of +150.
The Columbus Crew has scored in all 13 of their matches, will they score on Sunday?
The Columbus Crew is ranked 3rd in the Major League Soccer tables and is coming into this matchup with three straight wins. The team’s most recent match was against Nashville SC, which ended in a 2-0 win for the Columbus Crew.
In the intense Semi-final on Sunday, the Columbus Crew defeated the Nashville SC team with two goals in extra time, securing a place in the finals. The Nashville team gave the Columbus Crew a run for their money, holding on till extra time and losing with their dignity.
In the ninth minute of the extra time, Pedro Santos found the net, scoring a goal for the Columbus Crew. Later, in the 103rd minute, captain, Gyasi Zardes, scored a goal of his own, securing the Columbus Crew a win in the match and a place in the finals.
The two goal-scoring center forwards, Pedro Santos and Gyasi Zardes, have been formidable this year and are leading the fort. The only player who has netted more regular-season goals than Zardes is Golden Boot winner Diego Rossi. Meanwhile, Santos has accumulated an impressive tally of eight goals and seven assists this year.
The New England Revolutions 8th in the Major League Soccer tables
The New England Revolution is entering this matchup, having had a good run for quite some time, and the team will be hoping to continue. The New England Revolution did not make it to the playoffs this year and had to get past Montreal in a play-in match before they could get the opportunity to play top-seed Philadelphia. The New England Revolution has accumulated four wins in their last five matches and has had three straight wins just like the Columbus Crew. The team has, however, failed to score in two of their last ten matches and have had three losses and six wins in their last 10 matches. The Revs have conceded in nine of their last 10 matches and have allowed two or more goals in four of the nine matches.
The New England Revolutions will be coming into this match, having beaten Orlando City 3-1 in their most recent match. Goals from Adam Buksa and Tajon Buchanan got the team a place in the Semi-finals against Orlando City, and three goals, two from Gustavo Bou and one from Carles Gil, got them through to the finals.
The Columbus Crew has beaten the New England Revolution in each of their last matches against each other. However, the Revolution has been scoring a lot of goals lately, but we are confident that the Columbus Crew will be crowned the eastern conference champions.
Pick: Columbus Crew to win (+150) at FanDuel