Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Prediction & Match Preview

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando).

Columbus is the only squad in the West to not have a win to their name in the last five match-days. They also lost their last four games in the MLS.

Going on, they have been nothing but a disaster on the road, with seven of their eight such fixtures ending in losses. They have also recorded the least number of goals in these games, returning a rate of almost 0.5 goals per fixture.

Opponents Orlando meanwhile is trying hard to get into the playoffs, and yet it’s proving to be a little bit out of their league. They are able to post wins every once in a while, but for the life of them, they cannot keep their momentum alive.

Considering the team has an opportunity to take on one of the worst in the MLS, and backed by the home advantage, fans hope for a favorable result.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Orlando won the last two matches.
  • Six of the last nine wins went to the teams at home.
  • 11 of the last 14 encounters saw Orlando finding the back of the net.
  • Only once has Columbus succeeded in keeping a clean sheet at this venue.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Crew lost their last five matches in a row and was winless in 14 of their last 16 as well. They also failed to score in three of their last four fixtures, while conceding two or more goals in five of their last eight.

On the road, they lost their last seven match-ups on the trot and was winless in 19 of their last 21. Of these 21, the team lost 15 and conceded two or more goals in 14 of those. The group also had failed to find the back of the net in five of their last seven road trips.

Importantly, they lost the last two h2h ties and only once could keep the opposing offense quiet at this venue.

On the other hand, City was unbeaten in six of their last eight ties and won five of their last eight at home. They also had registered two or more goals in six of their last nine h2h appearances in front of the home crowd.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

  • Orlando City to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).

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