Orlando City vs Columbus Crew SC | 09.04.2021

MLS Betting Tips · 04/09/2021 - 7:30 pm · Exploria Stadium

Welcome back to CaptainGambling.com! We’re back with three selected matches for the upcoming weekend of MLS fixtures - there’s some highly-anticipated encounters! This includes an Eastern Conference contest between Orlando City and last year’s MLS Cup champions, Columbus Crew SC! Will there be an upset? Or will Orlando get the job done?

Home Win 1
Best Odd
55.6%
-125
Draw X
Best Odd
27.8%
+260
Away Win 2
Best Odd
22.7%
+340

As well as the current situation, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about the two teams going toe-to-toe on Saturday night. Then, we’ll share our betting tip, put together after analyzing all of the information. After all - that’s why you’re here, right? Orlando City are flying high in the East, while Columbus Crew are struggling to repeat last year’s success.

The current constitution

Orlando City Impressing in the East

With a newly restructured season and conference, Orlando have impressed in the Eastern Conference and are now second-placed, behind runaway leaders New England Revolution. However, with that said, Orlando are in the conversation of being best of the rest in the east, which puts them in a strong position heading into the postseason. Unbeaten in their last six games, despite there being a few draws involved, Orlando have had some positive, impressive results in 2021. Now, they have a good opportunity to keep within touching distance with the No.1 team in the east.

2020 MLS Cup Champions Struggling in 2021

It’s been an up and down 2021 campaign for the current reigning & defending MLS champions, and now they’re in the fight for a playoff position. In their last game, Columbus were able to overcome opponents, FC Cincinnati, beating them 3-2 at home in a high-scoring affair. However, before their latest contest last weekend, the reigning champions lost six games on the bounce, including some heavy defeats. A 4-1 loss to New York City FC started the unfortunate run of form. Now, they will be hoping that the win against Cincinnati will kick-start a positive run of form, instead of losing six more games.

Head to Head

When we look at the previous head to head results between Orlando and Columbus, it’s evident that one is much more dominant over the other. Orlando have won four of the last five encounters with Columbus Crew, including a win in November of last year, where the team in purple won 2-1. However, the two teams are yet to meet this season, so this is definitely lining up to be an entertaining game. It’s also worth pointing out that in the league, Columbus are yet to take any points away from their next opponents - not a flattering stat for them heading into the upcoming fixture.

Tip:
Home Win & Over 2.5 Goals
Best Odd
+180
Max. Bonus
$500
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Statistical highlights

We’ve already spoken about the head to head aspect of the two teams, but what are the details? Well, below, you can find the results of the last five games between Orlando and Columbus, as well as some statistical highlights. Our experts take everything into consideration when putting together our betting tips.

Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew SC
11 / 05 / 2020
Exploria Stadium | Orlando City: 2 vs Columbus Crew: 1 | Major League Soccer
07 / 14 / 2019
Exploria Stadium | Orlando City: 1 vs Columbus Crew: 0 | Major League Soccer
06 / 30 / 2019
Lower.com Field | Columbus Crew: 0 vs Orlando City: 2 | Major League Soccer
10 / 21 / 2018
Exploria Stadium | Orlando City: 2 vs Columbus Crew: 1 | Major League Soccer
07 / 22 / 2018
Lower.com Field | Columbus Crew: 3 vs Orlando City: 2 | Major League Soccer
Highlight #1
Orlando dominate past encounters - 4 out of 5 wins
Highlight #2
Orlando unbeaten at home in previous 5 games
Highlight #3
Columbus hasn't got points from Orlando since July 2018

Our Betting Tip for Today

After analyzing everything about the two teams, we’ve decided that our betting tip will be a home victory for Orlando City, who are looking to close the gap between themselves and New England Revolution. We’re also expecting plenty of goals, which is why we’re also including over 2.5 goals combined inside the 90 minutes.

Orlando to Continue Chase for East No.1 Spot

Our soccer experts are predicting a high-scoring affair, with Orlando City coming out on top to stay in the fight for a top spot in the conference. As well as the past head to head encounters favoring the home side, the current season also follows the same trend. Looking like arguably one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, we think it is likely that they will get the job done on Saturday night.

On the Unibet site, you can use their useful game parlay builder feature to add more than one selection to your own betting slip. So, for a home win for Orlando City & over 2.5 goals combined, you can get odds at +180 - appealing odds for an exciting matchup!

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