Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Preview, Tips and Odds

Orlando City and Columbus Crew will meet at Exploria Stadium on Saturday for their next match of the regular season in MLS. Both sides are situated in the Eastern Conference, but are currently out of the play-off picture, as Orlando occupy 9th spot with 22 points from 19 games, while the Crew are on 11th place with five points less.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Head to Head

Head to Head Last Game Last games Last games home/away
Orlando City Win 4 W/ 4 D/ 6 L 3 W/ 3 D/ 3 L
Columbus Crew Loss 6 W/ 4 D/ 4 L 3 W/ 3 D/ 3 L

Last game between the teams: 30.06.2019 MLS: Columbus Crew – Orlando City 0:2; Chris Mueller 41′, Tesho Akindele 66′
Last game at this venue: 21.10.2018 MLS: Orlando City – Columbus Crew 2:1; Yoshimar Yotun 57′(penalty), Sacha Kljestan 90′ (penalty); Federico Higuain 54′

Worth mentioning: Orlando City won the previous two H2H clashes with Columbus Crew. Just two of the previous five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals at both ends. Columbus Crew have scored in each of their last five visits to Orlando, as three of those produced over 2,5 goals and all but one saw both teams finding a way past the opposition’s keeper.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Stats

As of 11.07 Last Game Last 10 Games Last 5 games home/away
Orlando City Draw 4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L 1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L
Columbus Crew Loss 1 W/ 1 D/ 8 L 0 W/ 0 D/ 5 L

Last game Orlando City: 11.07.2019 US Open Cup: Orlando City – New York City 1:1 (5:4 after penalty shoot-out); Chris Mueller 61′; Maximiliano Moralez 90′
Top performers Orlando City: Luis Nani 8 goals 7 assists, Tesho Akindele 6 goals 1 assist, Dom Dwyer 5 goals 2 assist.
Last game Columbus Crew: 07.07.2019 MLS Columbus Crew – Seattle Sounders 1:2; Pedro Santos 13′; Nicolas Lodeiro 56′ (penalty), 90′
Top performers Columbus Crew: Gyasi Zardes 6 goals 1 assist, Pedro Santos 5 goals 2 assists, David Accam 4 goals 2 assists.

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2,5 BTTS Clean Sheets
Orlando City 13:14 5 5 3
Columbus Crew 8:18 5 4 1

Worth mentioning: Orlando City managed to prevail over New York City on penalties in their match for US Open Cup in midweek, but have not tasted success after the regular 90 minutes in their three previous outings. Only one of Orlando’s last nine matches was won by the home side in it, while the visitors recorded five victories in the process. Two of the team’s last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals and three witnessed goals at both ends.
Columbus Crew are on a negative run of five back-to-back losses. In three of those the Crew were unable to break the opposition’s defense and the matches produced under 2,5 goals, while the other two saw both involved sides hitting the back of the nets and featured over 2,5 goals. Columbus lost all of their previous seven visits and were able to score just three goals in the process.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew News

Missing players Orlando City: Adam Grinwis, Cristian Higuita and Joao Moutinho are all doubtful.
Missing players Columbus Crew: Milton Valenzuela is out injured. David Accam and Federico Higuain are under question.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Predictions

Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals