Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Kick-off at 23.30 UK/ 00.30 CET
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester).
Philadelphia has had the worst start to their season compared to the rest of the teams in the Eastern Conference. They have not yet won a game in 2019, and with just one point so far in the season, is at the bottom-most of the table. The team has also managed to score a paltry two goals so far into the year.
Columbus has begun their season on a roll. They have conceded a single goal this year, and it was against the topper of last year, New York Red Bulls. Crew has stood unbeaten till now in 2019, and takes a trip to meet the struggling but determined-to-come-back Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Head-to-head (h2h)
- 8 of the last 13 wins belong to Columbus.
- 9 of the last 15 games had goals from both teams.
- Five of the last nine wins at this venue were recorded by Columbus.
- Four of the last seven matches at the stadium witnessed goals coming from either direction.
Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Prediction
Union is under pressure already so early in the season. They are winless so far and faces the uphill challenge of hosting the unbeaten Columbus this match-day. Crew will view this game as an opportunity to take the lead at the top of the table, as the current team at pole position, DC United has a comparatively tougher game against Orlando.
Moreover, eight of the last thirteen overall wins were registered by Columbus, and they have been unbeaten against Philadelphia since July of 2017. Coupled with the hosts’ struggles recently (they were winless in seven of their last nine games, and lost six of those seven), it’s almost implied that Crew will win at least one half of the game.
But it won’t be a cakewalk for the visitors. Union knows the importance of this tie. They are winless so far this season, and if it stays that way even after this game, they will be entering a very long and hard season. For that reason, expect them to pull in extra shifts on the pitch, and try and get on top of things. With their history of regularly scoring at home (10 of their last 11 home ties had goals by the team), BTTS is a value bet to back.
Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
Columbus Crew to Win At Least One Half @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).