Discover key betting insights for the FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew matchup in the MLS, featuring the latest stats, expert tips, and the most favorable odds.
FC Cincinnati will welcome Columbus Crew to the TQL Stadium on Saturday for the Eastern Conference Final.
Despite FC Cincinnati securing the top seed in the regular season with a substantial 12-point lead over the third-seeded Columbus Crew, the last encounter between these teams saw Columbus dominate with a convincing 3-0 victory in August. Will the Crew be able to replicate their success in this highly anticipated rematch? The stage is set for an intriguing clash between these two rivals.
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FC Cincinnati Form
FC Cincinnati is in good form ahead of their next match, as they aim to remain undefeated. In their last three matches, they defeated New York Red Bulls 3-0, then won on penalties against the same team after a 1-1 draw. They were victorious in their most recent game, beating Philadelphia Union 1-0. FC Cincinnati had an average performance at home in their previous six matches in Major League Soccer. They won three, drew one, and lost two, scoring ten goals and conceding five.
Columbus Crew Form
Columbus Crew won two of their last three matches. They started with a 4-2 defeat against Atlanta United. Then, they won 4-2 against Atlanta United and finally defeated Orlando City 0-2 after extra-time. In their last six away matches in the Major League Soccer, Columbus Crew won twice, drew two, and lost two.
FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- FC Cincinnati have scored in 43 of the last 44 home matches
- In 13 of the last 15 FC Cincinnati home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- FC Cincinnati have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
- FC Cincinnati have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- FC Cincinnati have won 6 of the last 8 matches
- Columbus Crew have scored in 33 of the last 35 matches
- Columbus Crew have conceded in 29 of the last 31 away matches
- In 12 of the last 14 away matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
- Columbus Crew have scored in 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In 7 of the last 9 matches Columbus Crew played, both teams scored
FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew – In-form players
With an impressive tally of 20 goals so far in the MLS season, Juan Hernandez is proving to be a formidable force on the field. Notably, he has hammered in six goals in his last six games in this tournament, showcasing remarkable scoring form. Undoubtedly, Hernandez will be eager for more as he travels to face FC Cincinnati, presenting a formidable threat to the opposition’s defense.
FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips
FC Cincinnati goes into the upcoming match against Columbus Crew without having lost in their last five MLS games. Their home stadium, TQL Stadium, has been a strong place for them, with five wins in their last 10 home matches in all competitions, along with three draws and two losses. On the other hand, Columbus Crew has had mixed results when playing away, winning four of their last 10 away games, drawing two, and losing four. It’s worth mentioning that they have had difficulty winning against FC Cincinnati in their last five away matches.
Both teams to score
In the last 10 outings, FC Cincinnati took the initiative by scoring the opening goal in five matches, while their opponents, Columbus Crew, were first on target in seven of their last 10 games. Notably, FC Cincinnati has found the back of the net in four consecutive home meetings with Columbus Crew, highlighting their scoring prowess in front of their home crowd.
FC Cincinnati scored an average of 1.8 goals per game in their last ten matches, with over 2.5 goals happening six times. Columbus Crew had over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches in all tournaments, scoring an average of two goals in those matches. FC Cincinnati scored at least one goal in their last 10 MLS matches.
Match predictions: FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew
To sum up, the upcoming match between FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew seems to be a good betting opportunity.