Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium.
The Black & Gold have been one of the best teams in the league this season, and they have secured the second spot at the moment. Meanwhile, their counterparts too have been impressive, and they have placed themselves just below in the third position.
However, the U have been struggling a lot on the road lately, whereas their opposite number have been tearing it apart at home.
For the reason, expect Columbus Crew to have the upper hand this Thursday.
Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, Caleb Porter’s men recorded a 2-0 win at home.
- They had recorded 12 of the previous 19 overall wins.
- At this stadium, the hosts had registered nine of the preceding eleven wins.
- It’s been four years since the guests have won at this venue.
- Since 2016, the visitors have not scored a single goal at this ground.
Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
Porter’s men are placed second in the table, and they have the best defense in the whole conference. So far from their eight fixtures, they have conceded a total of just two goals, and at home, they have had a 100% winning run – where they are yet to concede a single goal.
They were also unbeaten in 27 of their former 30 overall match-ups, and the last they lost at home was thirteen months back.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their preceding ten fixtures on the road, and even had a four-game losing run in the process.
They had also failed to score in nine of their last thirteen away matches, and keep note that they are about to take on the best defensive team, possibly in the whole of MLS.
On top of that, the U have also struggled significantly in h2h clashes over the years at this stadium.
Considering these observations, expect Columbus Crew to emerge victorious this Thursday.
Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Betting Tips
Columbus Crew 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in Second Half: Columbus Crew @ 1.60 (3/5).