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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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