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Columbus Crew vs LAFC Preview & Picks - LAFC to stun Columbus Crew and secure MLS Cup triumph

ben-darvill
08 Dec 2023
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Ben Darvill 08 Dec 2023
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  • Columbus Crew vs LAFC predictions for Saturday, December 9 
  • The matchup gets underway at Lower.com Field from 16:00 ET 
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
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    Columbus Crew vs LAFC Preview & Picks
  • Columbus Crew vs LAFC Preview & Picks
  • Head-To-Head
  • Columbus Crew Form 
  • LAFC Form 

Columbus Crew vs LAFC Preview & Picks


Columbus Crew arrive for the MLS Cup as the slight favourites, with their exploits across the campaign seeing them excel when it matters most. 

LAFC will take no notice of being made slight underdogs, with the side already claiming a number of major scalps on their way to the showpiece final. 

  • The Crew won 16 of their 34 league games (D9, L9)
  • Columbus have won their last two in extra-time 
  • LAFC are unbeaten in their last seven (W6, D1)
  • LAFC won 14 of their 34 regular season games (L10, D10)

Head-To-Head


The two sides have met three times in total, with LAFC winning all three matches to nil. 

Columbus Crew Form 


Columbus Crew ended the regular season in third in the Eastern Conference after a fairly impressive campaign that featured 16 wins. With the Crew finishing 12 points short of Cincinnati at the summit, many questioned whether they were on the same level as the side that finished at the summit. 

However, they proved they can battle with the best and win as they defeated second-placed Orlando City 2-0 after extra-time before downing Cincinnati 3-2 after extra-time. Their route to the final has been anything but easy, with the Crew proving they can turn it on when it matters most. 

With the trophy just a single win away, the Crew know they have all of the tools needed to down LAFC. However, they went into each of their last two games as the underdogs. Will the switch to being the favourites take its toll on the side when it matters most?

LAFC Form 


LAFC finished third in the Western Conference, just four points behind leaders St Louis. With just 10 points separating first from seventh, the Western Conference was incredibly tight, with each side taking points from the others. 

Heading into the play-offs, LAFC have looked very strong, and they were able to eliminate second-placed Seattle Sounders and fourth-placed Houston Dynamo in consecutive matches to take their place in the showpiece event. 

Heading into this match as the underdogs, LAFC will relish the chance to prove that they have peaked at the perfect time, with the side our pick to lift the trophy this year. 

Verdict

We are backing both sides to score in this one as LAFC come out on top in the biggest game of the MLS season. 

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