Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Head-to-Head
Orlando City have a slight advantage over Columbus Crew and have won six out of 14 matches played between the two teams. Columbus Crew have managed five victories against Orlando City and will want to level the scales on Saturday.
Oriol Rosell and Alexandre Pato are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this match. Andres Perea, Mauricio Pereyra, and Pedro Gallese are also carrying knocks and might not feature in this game.
Artur, Milton Valenzuela, Perry Kitchen, and Gyasi Zardes are injured and will not be able to feature against Orlando City. Liam Fraser and Jonathan Mensah are on international duty and have also been excluded from the squad.
Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Predicted XI
Orlando City Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Mason Stajduhar; Ruan, Antonio Carlos, Robin Jansson, Joao Moutinho; Joey Dezart, Junior Urso; Nani, Chris Mueller, Benji Michel; Tesho Akindele
Orlando City vs Columbus Crew Prediction
Orlando City have plenty of experience in their ranks and will want to make the most of their squad depth this season. The likes of Nani and Chris Mueller can be lethal on their day and have a point to prove in this game.
Orlando City were involved in a share of the spoils for the fourth time in five league games following a goalless draw versus Inter Miami on Saturday.
Oriol Rosell and Jhegson Mendez are still nursing leg injuries and will be unavailable for the hosts, who will also be without Alexandre Pato due to a damaged knee.
We say: Orlando City 2-1 Columbus Crew
The visitors, buoyed by last week’s victory, will be confident of picking up all three points this weekend. However, they will be going up against a very capable team on home turf, and we are backing Orlando City to edge their opponents by a narrow margin.
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