Columbus Crew did a solid job in their second match of the season and doubled their wins. But it took a huge amount of luck in order to do so. They will now look to keep their undefeated streak intact when they will host FC Dallas on Saturday. FC Dallas are also coming off a win, a much more comfortable home victory over the LA Galaxy.

Date/Time: 3-16-2019, 14:00 EST

Spread: Columbus Crew -0.5

Total: 2.5 Goals

Columbus Crew (1-0-1) started the season with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home against the Red Bulls. And they kept it going in their second match where they were hosted by New England. They actually took the lead in that match with Zardes at the 26th minute. Their opponents had a chance to pull even at the 59th minute but missed on the penalty kick. Zardes sealed the three points with another goal at the stoppage time for the final 2-0. But it was a really shaky and a lucky win. Columbus Crew are now sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference with 4 points.

On the other hand, FC Dallas (1-0-1) made a similar start in the season. They played a really balanced match at home against New England in the opener. The two teams split the points in a 1-1 draw, in what was a really poor match. FC Dallas remained at home for their next match, where they beat the LA Galaxy by 0-2. After a goal-less first half FC Dallas took the lead at the 53rd minute when Ziegler converted a penalty kick. Acosta scored a second goal at the 61st minute for the final 0-2 and it was an easy win. FC Dallas are now 4th in the Western Conference with 4 points.

The two teams played for a goal-less draw in Dallas last season, while Columbus had won by 1-2 at home prior to that. Columbus Crew have been great as hosts over the years (12-3-7) and have lost just once in the last eight here.

Both teams have done a great job to remain undefeated after two matches each. Columbus Crew were REALLY lucky in their last match though. But they will now play at home where they are traditionally good. I will go with the home team to cover the spread here.

MLS Columbus Crew vs FC Dallas Prediction: Columbus Crew -0.5 (-118)

Pavlos "Paulie" Laguretos

    Pavlos "Paulie" Laguretos has a degree in International Economic Relations and Development from the Democritus University in Greece, and for the past 3 years he has been writing soccer articles for multiple competitions. He is collaborating with a wide network of people who know the ins-and-outs of the trade, and he can provide inside information from various European leagues. He is known for his success in live betting, and also in predicting exact match scores. He likes to place a few high risk bets here and there, with huge odds, so be patient and you will be rewarded.Paulie covers the following leagues :Major League Soccer (MLS) Copa America EURO Cup English Premier League German Bundesliga Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A French Ligue 1 Champions League Europa League

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