The series between Monterrey and Columbus Crew is wide open following an eventful first leg in the US. Both sides meet again today at the Estadio BBVA in Mexico for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 quarterfinals aiming to progress in their continental journeys. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
These two have tied 2-2 last week in a game with dramatic final minutes. The Crew have taken an early lead before the visitors' equalizer, and just before the end of regular time, Lucas Zelarayán put the hosts in front once again. However, Rayados upset the MLS team with a late goal in added time.
Everything will be decided at Monterrey's ground, and even though they're tied on aggregate, Javier Aguirre's boys have an advantage for away goals so far. Will they hold onto that difference or will the American side advance?
Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio BBVA, Monterrey
Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: Storylines
Monterrey have secured a spot in the Liga MX quarterfinals last weekend after beating 1-0 Mazatlán at home. Having already completed that task, now they can focus on the international competition. Following an important late equalizer, they have very good chances of progressing to the next round.
On the other hand, Columbus Crew came up short in last week's first leg. Zelarayán's goal seemed to be handing them a massive win, but they were unable to hold onto their advantage and were upset in the 93rd minute.
Caleb Porter's team still has at least 90 minutes to put itself in front on aggregate. For that, The Crew will need to be at their best and to improve from their MLS' performances, as they drew in the first two weeks.
Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Top Scorers
Monterrey: José Alvarado and Vincent Janssen (2)
Columbus Crew: Gyasi Zardes (2)
How to watch or live stream Monterrey vs Columbus Crew in the US
The game to be played between Monterrey and Columbus Crew in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 quarterfinals will be broadcast in the US by Fox Sports 2, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, and TUDN USA.
Monterrey vs Columbus Crew: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions ahead of this game, and they see the hosts as favorites. FanDuel has given Monterrey odds of -145, while Columbus Crew have +320, and a tie would result in a +280 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.