Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Preview and Predictions

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union
MLS
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus.

Columbus will have a nice chance to build on some fine displays from last couple of weeks and extend the unbeaten-run to four straight matches on Wednesday evening when they host Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium.

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The Black & Gold showed a decent defensive display holding last term’s MLS Cup finalists Seattle Sounders to a goalless draw away from home at the weekend. Such result followed the home win over SJ Earthquakes and we have reasons to expect a pleasant evening for the local fans in Ohio.

Phila entered the new season without much higher ambitions compared to the previous one when they were nowhere near clinching the playoffs. They lost three of last four league games failing to score at all in these defeats, coming into mid-week’s tie at MAPFRE Stadium.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Head-to-head

The head to head stats favour Black & Gold who lead the tie by four wins ahead of the 24th clash with the U.

Columbus were much more successful in the history of matches at MAPFRE Stadium, winning seven of ten games there.

None of last three H2H encounters saw both teams on target, the last one finishing in a goalless draw back in March this year at Talen Energy Stadium.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction

The quality is on Columbus’ side and we would really be surprised to see anything else but the home win as the final outcome here. The U were dreadful travellers in the previous term of the MLS and they have opened the new campaign in a similar fashion, losing each of three opening away fixtures by two or more goals and without scoring a goal at all.

The home win is thus a banker at 1.61, while you can alternatively try with either the Black & Gold to keep a clean sheet at 2.75 or win by two or more goals at 2.60.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union: Bet Tips

Columbus Crew to win @ 1.61

Columbus Crew to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75.

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