Football Tips Today Columbus Crew – Orlando City
The two teams compete for a regular season game in MLS. It’s a duel between two franchises of the East conference. Columbus (4th) receives Orlando City (9th).
State of form
After 9 games without defeat at the start of the championship, thanks in particular to its beautiful defensive solidity, Colombus seems however diminished since a few weeks. Indeed, the Ohio franchise has lost four times against Atlanta United (2-0), Los Angeles FC (2-0), Los Angeles Galaxy (4-0) and New York City FC (2- 0), for a win against a disastrous Real Salt Lake team away (2-1). The group has conceded 11 goals in five games, almost as much as in the previous 16 outings (14 goals). A reaction is expected against Orlando.
10th in the East conference the year before, Orlando is not brighter this season. Indeed, the Floridians have the worst goal difference in MLS (-15) and it is also the worst defense of the championship with 42 goals conceded in 19 days. On a terrible run of 9 consecutive defeats, they finally returned to success against defending Canadian champion Toronto last weekend (2-1).
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After receiving a red card against New York City, the important Sosa will be suspended for this meeting on the Colombus side. Mohammed Abu, Adam Jahn and the little used Lundgard (4th goalkeeper) are all injured. Former Galaxy forward Zardes, traded to make room for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is currently the league’s top scorer (11 goals).
Completely decimated in the defensive sector, Orlando will have to compose without three important centers (Ludovic Sané, Lee Sutter and the captain of the team, Jonathan Spector). The club’s top scorer is Dwyer (8 goals in 13 games).
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Orlando have lost their last 5 away games, having conceded no less than 16 goals, more than 3 goals / match. Under these conditions, it is difficult to imagine a Floridian victory against a generally solid Columbus team on his land. Victory of Columbus
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