Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Columbus Crew secured a brilliant 1-0 win over Minnesota United to remain within touching distance of the play-off places. Kekuta Manneh came up with a brilliant long-range effort just before the hour mark to provide a Columbus with a crucial advantage after Minnesota had wasted several opportunities. Philadelphia Union had a midweek game in which they suffered a 2-1 loss against Montreal Impact. Michael Salazar scored from a header after 19 minutes, but Fabrice Picault equalised by taking advantage of a horrendous backpass in the 43rd minute. Blerim Dzemaili restored the advantage for the Montreal in the second half with a fine finish. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Philadelphia Union have an excellent record against Columbus Crew after managing four wins in the last five meetings against this opponent. The team has also won the last two visits to the MAPFRE stadium. This time around, Columbus Crew have a decent home record with wins over the likes of Seattle Sounders in the last five matches. Philadelphia Union have lost three out of the last four away games. I would back Columbus Crew for a win.

Federico Higuain has failed to score only once in the last five league games, while he has managed a return of five goals in this run. As one of the top scorers in Columbus Crew’s team this season, he is a great bet to score anytime in the game. Even though he has never scored against Philadelphia Union in 11 appearances, his current form makes him a great value pick.

Columbus Crew win – 4/5

Federico Higuain to score anytime – 7/4

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Philadelphia Union saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Columbus Crew

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

27-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Philadelphia Union Form Guide

Philadelphia Union Team Logo

Philadelphia Union

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D A

20-08-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

27-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

10-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew will be looking to build on a run of two wins in the last three matches. After having suffered an incredible 10 defeats this season, manager Gregg Berhalter will be keen to convert defeats into draws – or even wins. Just one of the 20 league games involving Columbus Crew has finished as a stalemate. The club clearly suffers from a poor defensive record, as they have conceded 32 goals in these 20 games. Only DC United have conceded more goals (35) than Columbus Crew. Going forward, Federico Higuain and Ola Kamara have been the joint top scorers for Columbus Crew with nine league goals each.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (knee), Niko Hansen (groin), and Ben Swanson (ankle) are the injury concerns for Columbus Crew.

Philadelphia Union Preview

Philadelphia Union’s inconsistencies continue to plague the team, as they have now gone winless in two matches just after two consecutive victories. The club’s away form has largely been to blame for this inconsistency, as Jim Curtin’s team have only managed one win in the nine away matches. At home, the record improves substantially to five wins in 10 games – with all those five wins coming in the last six matches. On the positive side, the Union have the third best defensive record in the division after conceding only 23 goals. Charles Sapong is the top scorer for the club with nine league goals.

Philadelphia Union Team News

Jim Curtin will be unable to select Maurice Edu (broken fibula and tibia) for the game due to injury.

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Philadelphia Union Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

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