Columbus Crew vs Orlando City
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).
Columbus is winless in their last five match-days and is hoping to put an end to their period of struggles with this home tie. Currently, they are in the bottom-most tier, with just 17 points from their 17 games so far.
The last day, their home fixture ended in disappointment, as Sporting Kansas pulled a win over them. The visitors recorded a solitary goal in the 48th minute of the fixture and held the scoreline till the end.
Orlando lies just above their counterparts in the table but has the solace of being in possession of an extra match. They have so far maintained parity in the number of goals scored and conceded, with an entertaining brand of football.
The team had a road tie against DC a few days back when Wayne Rooney pulled a stunner to inflict a loss upon them.
Columbus Crew vs Orlando City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to Columbus.
- Nine of the last thirteen matches had goals from both teams.
- Orlando has never won at this venue.
- Columbus scored two or more goals in every home tie.
Columbus Crew vs Orlando City Prediction
Crew will be desperate to put an end to their terrible run. We can count on them to put up a great performance, especially since they have the home advantage, and even more so due to them having superior h2h stats against this opponent.
Crew recorded four of the last five h2h wins and found the back of the net against them in the last eight meetings. In fact, they have only ever once failed to net goals in an h2h clash.
Going on, at home, Columbus boasts of a 100% unbeaten record, and it would have been a 100% winning record if not for a single draw. They also have netted two or more goals in every home h2h battle.
As such, expect Orlando to have a tough outing this Sunday.
In addition, take into account the fact that Crew conceded goals in 12 of their last 13 fixtures, and in seven of their last eight home ties. Importantly, they scored two or more goals in the last two h2h meetings, and nine of the last thirteen such clashes had goals at either end of the pitch. It’s logical to expect the same to happen in this game too.
Columbus Crew vs Orlando City Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Draw No Bet: Columbus Crew @ 1.50 (1/2).