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USA MLS | Talen Energy Stadium | 23rd March
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Philadelphia Union
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
KO 23:30
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Columbus Crew
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D

Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew predictions for Saturday’s match in the MLS. Philadelphia Union have endured a poor start to the new season, but do have the home advantage against in-form Columbus Crew on Saturday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1/1

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 6/1

Reason For Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Betting Tips

Philadelphia Union go in search of their first win of the new season this weekend, but that’s going to be much easier said than done as they take on a Columbus Crew side that are yet to lose. The visitors have picked up two wins and a draw from their opening three league games, but we’re expecting a close game between the pair on Saturday.

Philadelphia Union held the MLS Cup champions Atlanta United to a 1-1 draw at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, taking the lead against the run of play early in the second half through Aaronson. Atlanta United equalised with twenty minutes left on the clock and deserved a point from the match after having 65% of the overall possession, but neither team did enough to deserve all three points. Columbus Crew had to work for their victory at home against Dallas last time out, but Sauro’s effort in the tenth minute proved enough for the hosts to claim all three points.

The recent head to head encounters between these two clubs and their performances in friendlies and the MLS over the last six matches point towards an increased chance of under 2.5 goals being scored on Saturday and the game ending in a draw. Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs have seen under 2.5 goals scored, and two of the last three encounters have ended in draws. Three of Philadelphia’s and five of Columbus Crew’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals, and three of the visitor’s last six matches have ended in 1-1 draws. Columbus Crew are certainly the form favourites, but the visitors have been drawing a lot of games of late and Philadelphia Union earned a goalless draw in this very fixture last season.

Aaronson and Fabián have both scored one goal each in Philadelphia’s opening three games of the new season, while Sauro and Zardes have both netted two goals each for Columbus Crew so far. We’re confident that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Saturday’s match, and have backed the game to end in a 1-1 draw. Columbus Crew have drawn three of their last six matches by the same 1-1 scoreline and two of the last three meetings between these two teams have ended in a draw. Philadelphia Union haven’t played to their best in the early stages of the new season, but have only failed to score in one of their last five matches.

Philadelphia Union Team News

Philadelphia Union Team Badge Sergio Santos, Fabinho, and Kacper Przybylko could all miss Saturday's game through injury.

Columbus Crew Team News

Columbus Crew Team Badge Milton Valenzuela and Niko Hansen both look likely to miss the trip to Philadelphia this weekend due to injury.

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Article by: James K
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Published: March 22, 2019

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
3012
Home
1001
Away
2011
Overall
PWDL
3210
Home
2110
Away
1100

Recent Competition Form

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1-1 v Atlanta United FC (A)
D
1-0 v FC Dallas (H)
W
2-0 v Sporting Kansas City (A)
L
0-2 v New England Revolution (A)
W
1-3 v Toronto FC (H)
L
1-1 v New York Red Bulls (H)
D
2Goals Scored4
6Goals Conceded1
1/3 (33%)Over 2.5 Goals0/3 (0%)
2/3 (67%)Both Teams Scored1/3 (33%)
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1-3 v Toronto FC (H)
L
1-0 v FC Dallas (H)
W
1-1 v New York Red Bulls (H)
D
1Goals Scored2
3Goals Conceded1
1/1 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals0/2 (0%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored1/2 (50%)
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1-1 v Atlanta United FC (A)
D
0-2 v New England Revolution (A)
W
2-0 v Sporting Kansas City (A)
L
1Goals Scored2
3Goals Conceded0
0/2 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/1 (0%)
1/2 (50%)Both Teams Scored0/1 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
523
Columbus Crew badge
14
Goals Scored
8
Over 2.5 Goals 6/10 (60%)
Both Teams To Score 4/10 (40%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
30.09.18 Columbus Crew SC Columbus Crew SC badge 0-0 Philadelphia Union badge Philadelphia Union
10.05.18 Columbus Crew SC Columbus Crew SC badge 1-0 Philadelphia Union badge Philadelphia Union
17.03.18 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union badge 0-0 Columbus Crew SC badge Columbus Crew SC
27.07.17 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union badge 3-0 Columbus Crew SC badge Columbus Crew SC
23.07.17 Columbus Crew SC Columbus Crew SC badge 1-0 Philadelphia Union badge Philadelphia Union
25.08.16 Columbus Crew SC Columbus Crew SC badge 1-2 Philadelphia Union badge Philadelphia Union
02.06.16 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union badge 3-2 Columbus Crew SC badge Columbus Crew SC
13.03.16 Columbus Crew SC Columbus Crew SC badge 1-2 Philadelphia Union badge Philadelphia Union
13.09.15 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union badge 1-2 Columbus Crew SC badge Columbus Crew SC
04.06.15 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union badge 3-0 Columbus Crew SC badge Columbus Crew SC
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Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Stats

  • Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
  • Two of the last three encounters have ended in draws.
  • Three of Philadelphia’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Five of Columbus Crew’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Three of Columbus Crew’s last six matches have ended in 1-1 draws.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 6
(3 by Philadelphia Union) and (3 by Columbus Crew)

Goals

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67%
BTTS (%)
33%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
67%
33%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
33%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0.67
Average Goals For
1.33
2
Average Goals Conceded
0.33
0%
Cleansheet (%)
67%
33%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
50%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
50%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1
Average Goals For
1
3
Average Goals Conceded
0.5
0%
Cleansheet (%)
50%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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50%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0.5
Average Goals For
2
1.5
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
100%
50%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Brenden Aaronson
1
2
Gyasi Zardes
Marco Fabián
1
2
Gastón Sauro
First Goalscorers
Brenden Aaronson
1
1
Gyasi Zardes

Cards & Corners

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2
Average Cards For
2
Player Cards
Marco Fabián
2
2
Wil Trapp
Haris Medunjanin
1
2
Waylon Francis
Cory Burke
1
2
Pedro Santos
5
Average Corners For
5
3
Average Corners Against
3

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
Free Bets & Offers
BookieHome WinDrawAway WinOffer
6/5 12/5 21/10
6/5 12/5 21/10
5/4 5/2 2/1
6/5 23/10 21/10
6/5 5/2 11/5
23/20 5/2 21/10
6/5 23/10 21/10
6/5 5/2 2/1
23/20 5/2 43/20
BookieYesNoOffer
4/6 11/10
13/20 11/10
8/13 5/4
4/6 6/5
8/13 13/10
7/10 21/20
4/6 6/5
6/10 6/5
13/20 23/20
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10/3 9/2
16/5 9/2
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N/A N/A
16/5 19/4
29/10 9/2
N/A N/A
10/3 4/1
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11/1 1/20 11/4 1/4 1/1 4/5 4/11 2/1 1/8 5/1 1/25 12/1 1/100 25/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A 13/5 1/4 10/11 4/5 4/11 19/10 1/8 17/4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9/1 1/25 31/10 2/9 1/1 4/5 4/11 21/10 1/8 5/1 1/25 10/1 1/250 20/1 1/1000 66/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1
11/1 1/18 11/4 1/4 19/20 5/6 4/11 2/1 1/7 24/5 1/20 12/1 1/66 33/1 1/500 80/1 1/1000 150/1 N/A N/A
8/1 1/22 27/10 1/4 1/1 17/20 1/3 85/40 1/9 5/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9/1 1/25 11/4 1/4 17/20 17/20 4/11 2/1 1/8 9/2 1/25 9/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11/1 1/18 11/4 1/4 19/20 5/6 4/11 2/1 1/7 24/5 1/20 12/1 1/66 33/1 1/500 80/1 1/1000 150/1 N/A N/A
9/1 1/50 14/5 2/9 19/20 3/4 1/3 2/1 1/9 11/2 1/80 10/1 1/500 18/1 1/1000 50/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1
12/1 1/20 3/1 1/4 49/50 41/50 7/20 11/5 1/8 27/5 1/25 13/1 1/100 28/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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15/2 10/1 8/1 20/1 16/1 25/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 250/1 350/1 250/1 400/1 11/1 11/2 12/1 40/1 200/1 10/1 16/1 10/1 33/1 22/1 28/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 100/1 200/1 150/1 150/1 350/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
7/1 9/1 15/2 18/1 12/1 20/1 40/1 28/1 50/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 200/1 N/A 250/1 N/A 9/1 11/2 10/1 40/1 200/1 8/1 12/1 9/1 28/1 20/1 22/1 80/1 50/1 66/1 80/1 250/1 150/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
8/1 11/1 8/1 18/1 14/1 20/1 50/1 40/1 60/1 100/1 125/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 10/1 5/1 11/1 40/1 200/1 10/1 14/1 9/1 25/1 18/1 22/1 80/1 66/1 66/1 100/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1N/A
15/2 11/1 8/1 22/1 16/1 25/1 55/1 40/1 60/1 100/1 125/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 N/A 11/1 11/2 12/1 50/1 200/1 10/1 16/1 10/1 40/1 25/1 28/1 100/1 70/1 80/1 125/1 250/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
8/1 12/1 17/2 25/1 17/1 28/1 60/1 45/1 66/1 N/A N/A 110/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/1 6/1 13/1 55/1 N/A 21/2 17/1 21/2 45/1 28/1 30/1 110/1 75/1 90/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
7/1 10/1 15/2 18/1 16/1 25/1 40/1 35/1 50/1 80/1 80/1 80/1 90/1 N/A 125/1 125/1 125/1 10/1 5/1 12/1 45/1 125/1 9/1 14/1 10/1 33/1 22/1 28/1 70/1 55/1 66/1 90/1 125/1 100/1 125/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 150/1 150/1 N/A N/A N/A 150/1 N/A N/A N/A 150/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 150/1 125/1 150/1 N/A N/A N/A 150/1 150/1 N/A N/A N/A 150/1 N/A N/A N/A 150/1 N/A N/AN/A
15/2 11/1 8/1 22/1 16/1 25/1 55/1 40/1 60/1 100/1 125/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 N/A 11/1 11/2 12/1 50/1 200/1 10/1 16/1 10/1 40/1 25/1 28/1 100/1 70/1 80/1 125/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
15/2 10/1 15/2 20/1 14/1 22/1 50/1 45/1 60/1 125/1 175/1 125/1 175/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 9/1 5/1 10/1 45/1 200/1 10/1 14/1 17/2 30/1 20/1 25/1 90/1 66/1 75/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1N/A
15/2 19/2 15/2 17/1 14/1 22/1 40/1 33/1 50/1 100/1 100/1 90/1 125/1 250/1 275/1 275/1 N/A 21/2 23/4 23/2 45/1 250/1 19/2 14/1 19/2 30/1 20/1 25/1 75/1 55/1 66/1 110/1 225/1 160/1 200/1 275/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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3/1 8/13 8/1 2/11 16/1 1/20 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5/1 4/11 12/1 1/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
17/10 17/20 3/1 9/20 5/2 9/20 N/A N/A N/A N/A 100/30 17/40 14/1 1/10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7/2 4/7 9/1 1/7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11/2