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D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew 8/4/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

D.C. United challenges Columbus Crew on 8/4/2021.

Columbus Crew encounters D.C. United in a Major League Soccer match. D.C. United with a record of 6-6-4 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-3.0-4.0 record on the road. Columbus Crew is 6-6-4 this season and is 4.0-3.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for D.C. United and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Columbus Crew bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against D.C. United.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Columbus Crew and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Columbus Crew than game on their home pitch?

The D.C. United Roster

The Players to Watch for the D.C. United

Julian Gressel DF

Julian Gressel has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Julian Gressel had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Julian Gressel has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Julian Gressel has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julian Gressel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julian Gressel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Junior Moreno MF

Junior Moreno has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Junior Moreno has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Junior Moreno had 10 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Junior Moreno had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Junior Moreno has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Junior Moreno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Tony Alfaro DF

As a shooter, Tony Alfaro had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tony Alfaro had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Tony Alfaro has 11 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Tony Alfaro had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tony Alfaro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tony Alfaro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Brendan Hines-Ike DF

Brendan Hines-Ike has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Brendan Hines-Ike had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Brendan Hines-Ike had 10 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Brendan Hines-Ike has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Brendan Hines-Ike has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Brendan Hines-Ike has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Andy Najar DF

As a shooter, Andy Najar had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Andy Najar has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Andy Najar has 11 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Andy Najar had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andy Najar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andy Najar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The Columbus Crew Roster

The Players to Watch for the Columbus Crew

Darlington Nagbe MF

Darlington Nagbe has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Darlington Nagbe had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Darlington Nagbe had 14 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Columbus Crew teammates, Darlington Nagbe had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Darlington Nagbe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Darlington Nagbe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Pedro Santos FW,DF

As a shooter, Pedro Santos had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Pedro Santos has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Pedro Santos has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Pedro Santos has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pedro Santos has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Pedro Santos has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jonathan Mensah DF

As a shooter, Jonathan Mensah had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Jonathan Mensah has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jonathan Mensah has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jonathan Mensah has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jonathan Mensah has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Mensah has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Harrison Afful DF

As a shooter, Harrison Afful had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Harrison Afful has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Harrison Afful has 11 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Harrison Afful has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Harrison Afful has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Harrison Afful has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Lucas Zelarayán MF,FW

Lucas Zelarayán has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Lucas Zelarayán had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Lucas Zelarayán has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lucas Zelarayán has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lucas Zelarayán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Zelarayán has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

D.C. United Team Stats

The D.C. United Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score 1.06 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. D.C. United scored those goals off assists 94.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score on 0.28 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, D.C. United attempts 3.75 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, D.C. United is able to get 28.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

D.C. United Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to hold opponents to 0.88 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.88 shots were saved by D.C. United goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. D.C. United truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

D.C. United goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 60.9% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 37.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for D.C. United. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







D.C. United Utility Stats

Columbus Crew tried 11.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Columbus Crew is in the top 91 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Columbus Crew had 15.81 interceptions. Columbus Crew is in the top 10 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Columbus Crew commits 10.75 fouls. Columbus Crew is in the top 18 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Columbus Crew drew 13.56 fouls. This puts Columbus Crew in the top 31 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Columbus Crew had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.31 times per 90 minutes of action. Columbus Crew is in the top 26 percentile in offside calls against them.

Columbus Crew Team Stats

The Columbus Crew Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Columbus Crew was able to score 0.81 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Columbus Crew scored those goals off assists 54.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.44 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Columbus Crew converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Columbus Crew attempts 3.31 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Columbus Crew is able to get 31.7% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Columbus Crew Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Columbus Crew was able to hold opponents to 1.06 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.62 shots were saved by Columbus Crew goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 72.4% of shots on target were saved by Columbus Crew goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 37.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Columbus Crew. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Columbus Crew Utility Stats

Columbus Crew tried 11.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Columbus Crew is in the top 91 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Columbus Crew had 15.81 interceptions. Columbus Crew is in the top 10 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Columbus Crew has committed 10.75 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Columbus Crew in the top 18 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Columbus Crew drew 13.56 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Columbus Crew in the top 31 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Columbus Crew committed an offside 1.31 times. This puts Columbus Crew in the top 26 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: D.C. United 1 Columbus Crew 2

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