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Columbus Crew aim to spring a surprise when clashing with Philadelphia Union on Sunday after a series of matches without defeat. Three points could ignite a real spark in the squad before their upcoming Major League Soccer fixtures.

Columbus Crew only average a modest one goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored ten goals. They also conceded 11 for an average of 1.1 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring three times.

Philadelphia Union hit the target 11 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.1 goals a game. They conceded 0.9 goals per match for a total of nine goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Preview

Columbus Crew only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Major League Soccer matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew one and lost three, as they scored six and conceded seven goals.

Philadelphia Union added four points to their collection in their last three matches, which began with a 1-1 draw with FC Cincinnati. A 2-1 win against New York City FC followed, before a 1-0 defeat against Chicago Fire FC in their most recent match. Philadelphia Union only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Major League Soccer. In these six matches they drew three and lost two as well as being outscored by seven goals to seven.

Columbus Crew have been generous hosts this season, collecting just ten points and three wins. This marks them out as one of the three worst home teams in the Major League Soccer, as they scored ten and allowed seven goals against.

Philadelphia Union won one of their previous three outings against teams from the bottom six and claimed three points. They scored three and conceded three goals.

Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew always seem to tread carefully, when taking on each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals the call on Sunday.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Stats

  • Columbus Crew have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Columbus Crew have conceded in 6 of the last 7 matches
  • In 3 of the last 4 matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
  • Columbus Crew have conceded in 5 of the last 6 home matches
  • Columbus Crew have not won 4 of the last 5 home matches
  • Philadelphia Union have scored in 30 of the last 32 matches
  • Philadelphia Union have conceded in 22 of the last 24 away matches
  • Philadelphia Union have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
  • Philadelphia Union have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Philadelphia Union have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Team News

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union H2H

Columbus Crew won four of their last ten encounters with Philadelphia Union in the for a 4-2-4 record, with the latter winning four matches. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Over 2.5 goals happened only three times in the last ten matches Columbus Crew took on Philadelphia Union. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.70 with the bookies.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Betting Tips

Erik Hurtado is the most prolific Major League Soccer marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Philadelphia Union look to Mikael Uhre, hoping he can add to his current total of two Major League Soccer goals in his latest games.

Columbus Crew claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing one and losing four. Philadelphia Union won three of their last 10 away games, as they also drew four and lost three of these matches. Does the value lie with over or under 2.5 goals, when it comes to home matches for Columbus Crew? Over 2.5 happened five times in their last 10 at Field. It came out four times in 10 league matches away for Philadelphia Union.

Both teams not to score was a winning bet nine times in the last ten encounters between Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union as under 2.5 goals happened three times. Columbus Crew scored an average of 0.6 goals a game, with Philadelphia Union averaging 0.9 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Columbus Crew, who scored an average of 1.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.1 times in those matches.