Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC Prediction 5/25/2024

Columbus Crew (5-2-6) travel to face off against Orlando City SC (4-5-4) on Saturday, May 25th. This match will be played at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, FL. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 7:30 PM ET.

Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC

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Columbus Crew Is Coming Off A Win

The Columbus Crew will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire FC. This win came on the road, and they went into the match with a money line payout of +140.

The four combined goals jumped up from the original over/under line of 2.5 goals. The three goals for the Crew came on just five total shots on goal, and they scored twice on their first four shots.

Three different players scored for the Crew, with Jacen Russell-Rowe and Diego Rossi each taking three total shots and two shots on goal. Christian Ramirez also found the net, and the club had five corners and two assists.

The Columbus Crew are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-2-6. They have won two straight matches and have gone 2-1-3 over their last six matches. Overall, they are 21 points, just one point behind Austin FC. This match vs. Orlando City SC will be their 14th of the season, and they have been favored in 12 of their first 13 matches. Following this match, they will take on New York City FC on the road on June 14th.

Orlando City SC Is Coming Off A Win

Orlando City will be looking to build off their 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. This win came on the road and was a bit of an upset, as they were the +220 underdog and the match only featured one goal, which fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Orlando City was led by Jack Lynn, who scored the only goal for the club and took a total of three shots. Lynn’s two shots on goal were also a club high, and Martín Ojeda picked up the assist on Lynn’s score.

Defensively, Orlando City was also impressive, with Pedro Gallese recording yet another clean sheet. Overall, the club blocked two shots and intercepted 10 passes. The Earthquakes also finished with six corner kicks.

Orlando City SC is set to take on the Columbus Crew in an MLS match. This season, Orlando City has played 13 matches and has a record of 4-5-4, which has them sitting in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have been favored in eight matches, going 1-3-4 in those contests. Over their last seven matches, Orlando City has gone 3-2-2. Following this match, they will be on the road once again, taking on the Chicago Fire FC on Thursday, May 30th.

Columbus Crew Offense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew’s offense has been solid this season, ranking 13th in goals scored. Cucho Hernández has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net four times, which is 35th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 30th in the league. Diego Rossi is the team’s leader in assists, and he has also scored twice this season.

Orlando City SC Offense Breakdown

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Orlando City SC’s offense has been led by Duncan McGuire, who has scored five goals this season, which is 23rd in MLS. McGuire also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has nine, which is 57th in the league. Nicolás Lodeiro is the team’s leader in assists, as he has five, which is 8th in MLS. He also has one goal this season, which is 132nd in the league. As a team, Orlando City SC is 25th in MLS in goals per match at 1.1, and they are 27th in shots on goal per match at 3.8. They are 4th in the league in corners, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 69.2% of their matches. Their passing percentage is 83.5%, which is 10th in MLS.

Columbus Crew Defense Breakdown

The Columbus Crew defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goals per match, which is 4th best in the league. They are coming off a match where they allowed just one goal to the 27th ranked scoring offense in the league, and they have allowed just one goal in three of their last four matches. Overall, they have three clean sheets this season, and they are 13th in blocked shots and 18th in interceptions. Keeper Patrick Schulte is 14th in MLS with three clean sheets, and he is 28th in saves.

Orlando City SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Columbus Crew, the Orlando City SC defense is 18th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, as they have given up just seven goals over their last six matches (1.2 goals per match). They are also coming off a shutout against the San Jose Earthquakes, who are 11th in scoring. Pedro Gallese is 11th in MLS with three clean sheets this season.

Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we have it finishing in a 1-1 draw with a payout of +255. Coming into the match, Columbus has been the better defensive team, allowing the fourth-fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the offensive end, both teams have been below average in terms of scoring, with Orlando City coming in 25th. Our projections have Martín Ojeda as the top projected goal scorer for Orlando City, while Cucho Hernández has the best odds to score for Columbus.

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