FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew 9-23-23

FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew 9/23/23 Soccer MLS Odds, Picks, and Predictions

FC Dallas (10-8-10) vs. Columbus Crew (14-6-9)


FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew 9/23/23 – Fans can look forward to an exhilarating Major League Soccer (MLS) season this weekend between FC Dallas and Columbus Crew, two sides boasting impressive records in terms of wins, losses and draws respectively. Dallas currently hold 10 wins with 8 losses and 10 draws while Columbus Crew boast 14 wins with only 6 losses and 9 draws between them; their encounter is set for Toyota Stadium this Saturday starting at 8:30 PM ET live broadcast via ATV.


Dallas have had an uneven season so far, but should never be underestimated as an attacking force. Jesus Ferreira has been on fire this season – scoring 12 goals and providing 4 assists from only 20 starts! Meanwhile Bernard Kamungo has shown depth within FC Dallas’ offense with four goals already found the back of the net in only five appearances, showing just how strong their offensive lineup really is.


Columbus Crew comes into this match boasting an impressive record in their attacking third. Cucho Hernandez has been especially productive, scoring 13 goals with 11 assists. Christian Ramirez has also made an impressionful contribution, scoring 8 goals with 4 assists across 18 starts this season. For free expert MLS picks, continue reading our analysis.


FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew 9/23/23 Game Info


When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Toyota Stadium
Stream N/A


FC Dallas GK Maarten Paes vs. Columbus Crew GK Patrick Schulte 


Maarten Paes, the goalkeeper for FC Dallas, brings a level of steadiness to his team that’s reflected in his season’s statistics. With 24 starts, he has secured 8 clean sheets and made 71 saves, demonstrating his reliability in denying the opposition. Conceding 23 goals in these games suggests a respectable goals-against average. Additionally, Paes has a fairly disciplined record, garnering only one yellow card and one red card throughout the season. His ability to maintain composure under pressure makes him a crucial asset for FC Dallas, particularly in tight games where one save can make all the difference.


In contrast, Patrick Schulte of the Columbus Crew has faced a more demanding season but has risen to the occasion in several aspects. His 82 saves in 26 starts indicate that he’s often been the last line of defense in more porous setups, contributing to his higher count of 37 goals against. Despite these challenges, Schulte has matched Paes with 8 clean sheets, showcasing his own ability to shut out the opposition when it matters most. His disciplinary record is similarly clean, with only three yellow cards and zero red cards. Schulte’s resilience and capability to pull off crucial saves could serve as a defining factor in this upcoming match against FC Dallas.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: FC Dallas +160, Total Odds: 2.5


The current betting odds suggest an evenly matched contest. FC Dallas is priced at a moneyline of +160 with a spread of -0.5 at +110. On the other side, Columbus Crew has a moneyline of +160 and a spread of +0.5 at -140. The total over 2.5 goals is at -133, suggesting that the bookmakers expect a somewhat high-scoring affair.


FC Dallas Betting Trends


FC Dallas has shown mixed form, going 1-1 in their last 5 games. When it comes to betting against the spread, Dallas has a recent record of 2-3. However, their road games have been more profitable for spread bettors, with a 7-6 record. Goal totals have been less predictable, going over only once in their last 5 games but showing 6 overs in their last 13 games at home.


Columbus Crew Betting Trends


Columbus Crew has a better record of late, winning 3 of their last 5 games. However, they’ve been less reliable against the spread, going 2-3 in recent matches. Their road record against the spread is not so impressive, standing at 5-9. In terms of goal totals, they’ve seen 3 overs in their last 5 matches and 7 overs in their last 15 home games.


FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew 9/23/23 Betting Picks


Considering the recent form and stats, this match has all the ingredients for an exciting contest. Both teams have potent offenses but show some vulnerability at the back. 


Given these trends, the better pick seems to be Columbus Crew, who have been more consistent in terms of wins. For those looking at prop bets, considering the top scorers from each team to score could be lucrative. Regarding the over/under, given both teams’ attacking prowess and the odds, going for ‘Over 2.5 goals’ seems a reasonable bet.

For free winning sports picks and more betting insights, keep an eye on these prop bets for an added layer of excitement to the game.


Free Pick and Prediction: Columbus Crew 2, FC Dallas 1


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