Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact for the Major League Soccer championship match on Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Columbus is making a lousy season, along with Cincinnati, being the worst teams in the East. In the last eighteen games, Columbus won only two and tied one. Seeing that performance in the previous eight games, I consider that the team will have many problems to change this adverse situation.
In addition to not winning, they failed to score in four of their last six games, suffering multiple goals. After six defeats in a row, the Columbus Crew halted this series of failures by drawing 2-2 with the Chicago Fire, with eighteen points (five wins, three draws and 14 losses) enough to keep eleventh and second-last of the Eastern Conference league table.
There are doubts about the use of Gaston Sauro and Federico Higuain, who are in the care of the medical department.
Montreal Impact comes from four games without losing, and seems to believe that the team is losing form. Montreal Impact had no match this week, so they had more time to heal wounds and correct their mistakes in the defeat with Toronto FC in their last game.
With this result, the team kept the 30 points (nine wins, three draws and ten losses), and fell to fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The visiting French side of Canada has been excellent, being the third-best in their conference having won fourteen points (four wins, two draws and six losses), scoring sixteen goals and suffering twenty-three.
Both teams are in a negative phase, but the Montreal Impact squad has more technical and individual power. That is why my bet is on the victory of outsiders.