Match Pack: Orlando City SC vs Columbus Crew

Orlando City arrives to this match boasting strong performance with an average of 2.6 points from their last five games. They’ve managed to score 9 goals within these games, and both teams managed to score in 4 of them. The home team is enjoying a great streak of form, having won their last three home games and are unbeaten in their last eight matches on home soil. Orlando’s scoring abilities will surely be a challenge for Columbus Crew, as they’ve consistently scored in their nine past home matches. The only exception being 2 matches where they haven’t scored this season. Orlando City is on an impressive run with five games without a loss and four wins in their last five games.

fcColumbus Crew enters the match with a decent performance, securing 9 points from their last five matches. The Crew has scored 11 times in their previous five outings. Despite this, BTTS has only occurred in two of these games. Expect to see a game filled with goals, as Columbus Crew’s past 18 games all ended with a score of 2 or more.

Based on historical data, both teams are familiar opponents with 19 meetings to date, in which Orlando City has won 9, Columbus Crew 6, and 4 ending in a draw. Orlando’s home game performance has been strong, while Columbus Crew’s away games performances are average.

The last time they encountered each other, it ended in a draw with a 2-2 outcome, expect again an exciting game when Orlando City and Columbus Crew clash in the MLS on November 25, 2023. Previous matches between them have averaged 3.58 goals with both teams scoring 68% of the time.

fcLooking into their seasonal performance in the MLS, Orlando City has averaged 1.94 points per home game, whereas Columbus Crew averages 0.94 points per away game.

Key Insights:

– Orlando City is showing a strong game trend, securing an average of 2.6 points from their last five games. This may put them at a potential advantage against Columbus Crew.
– Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in four out of the last five games that Orlando City has played.
– Orlando City has impressively scored 9 times in their last five games, suggesting a strong offensive lineup.
– Orlando City’s home game record is remarkable with three consecutive wins and an eight-game unbeaten streak.
– Columbus Crew’s defense will likely be challenged as Orlando City has scored in the last nine home games.
– Orlando City’s momentum is evident with no game losses in the past five matches- winning four and drawing one.
– Both teams have scored in four out of the last five matches played by Orlando City, a trend seen in 59% of their matches this season.
– Despite Columbus Crew’s lower average of 1.8 points per game from the last five games, they have managed to score 11 times in these fixtures.
– Columbus Crew’s matches have consistently seen two or more goals in the last eighteen games.
– Head-to-head history favours Orlando City, they have won nine out of the nineteen matches played against Columbus Crew, with only six wins for Columbus Crew and four draws.
– Taking both teams’ current season performance into account, Orlando City averages 1.94 Points Per Game in home matches, while Columbus Crew averages 0.94 Points Per Game in away matches.
– Previous encounters between Orlando City and Columbus Crew suggest a high scoring match, with an average of 3.58 goals per game, and BTTS occurring 68% of the time.

fcMatch Forecast:

– Given Orlando City SC’s strength in attacking down the wings and Columbus Crew’s identified weakness in defending against attacks down the wings, it is a high possibility that Orlando City SC will score from wing attacks.
– Columbus Crew’s strength in creating chances using through balls might be challenged by Orlando City SC’s strong ability to steal the ball from the opposition.
– Both teams have weaknesses in aerial duels, so it is probable that there will be few goals or opportunities created from air balls or set pieces.
– Since Orlando City SC prefers short passes and controlling the game in the opponent’s half, they are likely to dominate the possession and put more pressure on Columbus Crew’s defense.
– Despite their weakness in avoiding offside, Columbus Crew’s strength in creating scoring chances might result in a few goals if they manage to time their forward passes well.
– The game might see quite a few shots considering both teams’ play styles involve taking many shots. Columbus Crew’s strong finishing of scoring chances might increase the likelihood of conversion of these shots.
– The aggressiveness of Orlando City SC could lead to fouls and free kick chances for Columbus Crew, who have a strong record of shooting from direct free kicks.
– Both teams might struggle with keeping possession due to Columbus Crew’s identified weakness and Orlando City SC’s aggressive style.

fcMatch Facts:

– When Orlando City SC is the home team against Columbus Crew, a 2-1 score in favor of Orlando City has been the common match outcome, happening thrice.
– In their last 11 home matches against Columbus Crew, Orlando City SC emerged victorious 7 times, drew twice and lost twice. The goal tally tips toward Orlando City SC with a difference of 21-15.
– During their past 20 match-ups, Orlando City SC has won 9 times, drawn 5 times and Columbus Crew has taken the prize 6 times. The goal difference leans toward Orlando City with a 37-34 lead.
– Columbus Crew’s latest victory in an away game against Orlando City happened in 2017.
– Last season, Orlando City SC defeated Columbus Crew in both meet-ups (2-1 home, 2-0 away).
– In the MLS, Orlando City SC currently enjoys a winning streak with 3 back-to-back home victories.
– An interesting fact is that 32% of Orlando City SC’s goals typically occur between the 46th to 60th minute of play, which is the league’s highest.
– Columbus Crew scores 22% of their goals between minutes 31 – 45.
– Orlando City SC hasn’t tasted defeat in their last four games.
– For five sequential home games, Orlando City SC has been the triumphant team.
– They also remain unbeaten in their last 10 home games.
– Columbus Crew hasn’t achieved victory in their last five away matches against Orlando City SC.
– Orlando City SC failed to score in two of their 13 home league matches this season, and the same can be said of Columbus Crew in their away games.
– Orlando City SC’s top goal scorer is Facundo Torres with 11 goals, while Cucho Hernandez has netted 9 for Columbus Crew.
– Martin Ojeda has delivered the highest number of assists for Orlando City SC (6) and Columbus Crew’s lead assister is Cucho Hernandez (7 assists).
– Orlando City SC’s player, Cesar Araujo, has the most yellow cards in the team (7). In contrast, Columbus Crew’s most carded player is Malte Amundsen with 6.
– Orlando City SC has a run of scoring in eight back-to-back games.
– Considering half-time victories, Orlando City SC leads in 27% of matches, and Columbus Crew stands superior at 50%.
– Their last encounter concluded in a 2-2 draw.
– When Orlando City leads 1-0 at home, they typically win around 63% of the matches. Conversely, Columbus Crew has a 40% chance of winning if they lead 1-0 away.
– Orlando City has a 42% win rate from a 0-1 home deficit, while Columbus Crew doesn’t have any wins when trailing 1-0 in an away game.
– Comparing performances in the MLS, Orlando City SC outperforms Columbus Crew.
– Analysing the last five matches, Orlando City SC have better stats than Columbus Crew.
– Orlando has only lost once in their last five encounters with Columbus in all competitions.
– Out of the most recent five meetings, three were won by Orlando City SC, one by Columbus Crew, with one draw.
– Columbus Crew has only one win from their last five MLS games against Orlando.
– On average, Orlando City SC typically scores 2.2 goals against Columbus Crew, who scores 1.6 goals against Orlando.
– The average number of goals usually seen in games involving Orlando City SC and Columbus Crew is 3.8 .
– The first half of these games normally sees an average goal count of 1.6.
– Orlando City SC averages 1.91 goals when playing at home while Columbus Crew averages 1.56 goals in away matches.


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