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Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Prediction

Orlando City

October 12

00:30

Columbus Crew

Orlando City

Columbus Crew

After a frustrating goalless draw away to Atlanta United, Orlando City target a return to winning ways when hosting Columbus Crew next. Currently on a ten-match unbeaten streak, Oscar Pareja's men will fancy their chances against a side they can overtake with victory here.

Columbus by contrast, have lost two of their last three MLS matches and find themselves in a funk at precisely the wrong time this term.

Can they put disappointing recent form behind them, while ending a three-match losing streak against their upcoming hosts? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

Pedro Santos created seven key passes, four tackles, three successful dribbles and was fouled on six separate occasions.

You couldn't help but feel for the Portuguese midfielder, who ended up losing 2-1 against Thierry Henry's Impact Montreal: simply more clinical. He wasn't their only good performer – Artur (eight tackles, three interceptions) and goalscorer Gyasi Zardes among others – but ultimately in vain.

Three shots on target, two goals and all three points for a side that have moved two places into eighth as a result. Columbus recorded 19 shots and left wishing they were creatively ruthless, but can't dwell on their defeats.

Speaking of, they face an Orlando City side they haven't beaten in their last three meetings and the historical H2H statistics are compelling. In 14 matches, the pair have five wins apiece and four draws, though visiting head coach Caleb Porter narrowly edges the managerial battle with Pareja (W6, D4, L5).

Brad Guzan was Man of the Match with six important saves to thwart Orlando in midweek, with Andres Perea and Kyle Smith their danger men. Will they take their chances against a side lacking confidence?

Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Correct Score Predictions

It's third versus fourth this weekend but Orlando enter the clash with a psychological advantage – recent form and positive H2H results – so should win on paper. However, recency bias is very real. Columbus were unbeaten with five wins from their first six MLS games this term, and capable of victory here too.

Last matches

Orlando City

18-10-2020

1 - 1 New York RB

D
14-10-2020

1 - 1 New York City

D
07-10-2020

0 - 0 Atlanta United

D
03-10-2020

3 - 1 New York RB

W
28-09-2020

0 - 0 Dallas

D
23-09-2020

1 - 2 Sporting KC

L
19-09-2020

4 - 1 Chicago Fire

W
12-09-2020

2 - 1 Inter Miami

W
06-09-2020

1 - 1 Atlanta United

D
03-09-2020

1 - 1 Nashville SC

D

Columbus Crew

L

- Cincinnati

14-10-2020
L

- Montreal Impact

07-10-2020
D

- Dallas

04-10-2020
L

- Toronto

27-09-2020
W

- Minnesota United

23-09-2020
W

- Nashville SC

19-09-2020
D

- Chicago Fire

12-09-2020
W

- Cincinnati

06-09-2020
W

- Philadelphia Union

02-09-2020
D

- Cincinnati

29-08-2020
Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Head-to-Head (H2H)
13-07-2019

Orlando City

1
0

Columbus Crew

29-06-2019

Columbus Crew

0
2

Orlando City

21-10-2018

Orlando City

2
1

Columbus Crew

21-07-2018

Columbus Crew

3
2

Orlando City

15-10-2017

Orlando City

0
1

Columbus Crew

19-08-2017

Orlando City

1
1

Columbus Crew

01-04-2017

Columbus Crew

2
0

Orlando City

17-09-2016

Orlando City

1
4

Columbus Crew

23-07-2016

Columbus Crew

2
2

Orlando City

01-08-2015

Orlando City

5
2

Columbus Crew

Orlando City
vs
Columbus Crew
Predicted Lineup
Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Predicted Lineup

Rowe

Miller

Jansson

Schlegel

De John

DeZart

Urso

Perea

Nani

Dike

Mueller

Tarbell

Jimenez

Williams

Mensah

Afful

Artur

Morris

Santos

Boateng

Zardes

Etienne

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-1 vs New York RB (A)

D

1-1 vs New York City (H)

D

0-0 vs Atlanta United (A)

D

3-1 vs New York RB (H)

W

0-0 vs Dallas (A)

D

2-1 vs Sporting KC (A)

W

4-1 vs Chicago Fire (H)

W

2-1 vs Inter Miami (H)

W

1-1 vs Atlanta United (H)

D

1-1 vs Nashville SC (A)

D
L

1-2 vs Cincinnati (A)

L

1-2 vs Montreal Impact (H)

D

2-2 vs Dallas (A)

L

1-3 vs Toronto (A)

W

2-1 vs Minnesota United (H)

W

2-0 vs Nashville SC (H)

D

2-2 vs Chicago Fire (A)

W

3-0 vs Cincinnati (H)

W

1-0 vs Philadelphia Union (H)

D

0-0 vs Cincinnati (A)

15

Goals Scored

15

4

Over 2.5 Goals

7

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs New York City (H)

D

3-1 vs New York RB (H)

W

4-1 vs Chicago Fire (H)

W

2-1 vs Inter Miami (H)

W

1-1 vs Atlanta United (H)

D
L

1-2 vs Montreal Impact (H)

W

2-1 vs Minnesota United (H)

W

2-0 vs Nashville SC (H)

W

3-0 vs Cincinnati (H)

W

1-0 vs Philadelphia Union (H)

11

Goals Scored

9

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs New York RB (A)

D

0-0 vs Atlanta United (A)

D

0-0 vs Dallas (A)

D

2-1 vs Sporting KC (A)

W

1-1 vs Nashville SC (A)

D
L

1-2 vs Cincinnati (A)

D

2-2 vs Dallas (A)

L

1-3 vs Toronto (A)

D

2-2 vs Chicago Fire (A)

D

0-0 vs Cincinnati (A)

4

Goals Scored

6

1

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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