Real Salt Lake v Columbus Crew: MLS Match-day 23

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MLS action on Sunday as RSL and Columbus meet at Rio Tinto Stadium – 5:00am GMT.

Sunday’s clash between RSL and Columbus, sees second take on eleventh in the League.

Real Salt Lake’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 28 points, going into this game

RSL will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against San Jose and Vancouver Whitecaps. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, RSL keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five games is astonishing this season. Their position is second in the League and they have 28 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Columbus will have to defy the odds when they travel to RSL, if they are to get anything out of the game. With RSL having won six matches and drawn one game this season at home, this is a huge ask.

A victory for Real Salt Lake would put them on 31 points.

Columbus Crew go into this meeting with 17 points secured

Columbus’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 1-1 away to Charlotte FC, which followed the loss to Atlanta United. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.

Also, Caleb Porter knows that a run of five losses in 10 matches for his Columbus side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With an eleventh position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League.

Columbus have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn four games, and lost two matches of their seven League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Columbus Crew’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.

Real Salt Lake v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Columbus with a greater number of wins. In the last 24 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to RSL’s eight victories. In addition, Columbus are unbeaten in their ten of the last 17 fixtures played against RSL. Their most recent encounter in this competition was July 2019, when Claret and Cobalt walked away as 1-0 winners.

Other standout players for RSL are Gavin and Jeffrey with respectively and for Columbus are Evan and Eloy Victor with respectively.