Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 21:00 Hrs

Venue: Orlando City Stadium

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Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Orlando City were involved in a goalless draw with FC Dallas at the Orlando City stadium. It turned out to be a huge surprise that the game did not witness any goal, as both teams had a combined 10 shots on target and a further eight attempts on goal. Columbus Crew were able to get a comfortable 2-0 win over DC United at the MAPFRE stadium. Joshua Williams opened the scoring after 14 minutes, while Justin Meram built on this advantage just after the half-time break. These were enough to end any resistance from DC United.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Orlando have played well in recent matches and will be posing a strong test for Columbus Crew despite their league position. Columbus Crew have managed just one win in the last 10 games on the road, while they come into this match after having drawn three out of the last four away matches. Orlando have not been clinical enough to secure wins, but they have managed two draws in the last four games. The recent meeting between the two clubs at the Orlando City stadium also finished as a draw. I would back a stalemate in this game.

Despite a poor away run, Columbus Crew have not scored in just one of the last eight away games. Even though Orlando come on the back of a goalless draw, this match could have easily witnessed a couple of goals. Orlando have averaged just a goal per game in recent home matches. I would go with this game to produce under 2.5 goals.

Draw – 23/10

Total goals under 2.5 – 5/4

Orlando City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Orlando City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against Orlando City

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Orlando City Form Guide

Orlando City Team Logo

Orlando City

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L H

11-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Columbus Crew Form Guide

Columbus Crew Team Logo

Columbus Crew

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

24-03-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

31-03-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Orlando City Preview

Orlando City are finally able to put behind the horrendous run of form that went for several months, as the team picked up another valuable point from a game against FC Dallas. Even though Orlando are not taking part in the final series play-off, they would at least be happy to finish about DC United. Orlando will not finish bottom of the table after a seven point advantage over DC United with two games left. The club has suffered just one defeat in the last five league matches and this is a testament to their improvement in form.

Orlando City Team News

Josh Saunders (neck) and Cristian Higuita (calf) are the players unavailable for Orlando City.

Columbus Crew Preview

Columbus Crew continued to build on the momentum in preparation for the play-off matches as they picked up a comfortable home win over DC United. Even though this was not the toughest test for Gregg Berhalter’s team, it was a result that saw the club go unbeaten in the last eight league matches. Columbus Crew last suffered a defeat in the MLS back in the first week of August. This incredible run has seen them overtake the likes of New York Red Bulls into the top six of the Eastern conference table. A huge factor behind this good run of form has been goals from Ola Kamara, who is now on to 16 for the season.

Columbus Crew Team News

Gaston Sauro (cruciate ligament), Ben Swanson (ankle), Waylon Francis (hamstring), and Alex Crognale (hernia) are the players unavailable for Columbus Crew.

Orlando City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

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

Columbus Crew Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Sidelined Players

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