MAPFRE Stadium sees Sunday action as Columbus take on Seattle – 12:30am GMT.
Leaders Seattle are currently eight places higher than their opponents Columbus, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and ninth positions respectively.
Columbus Crew’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 24 points this season
A loss to New York Red Bulls away, and then Chicago Fire at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Major League Soccer. Columbus will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
Some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and five losses for Columbus seems very relevant. Their position is ninth in the League, and they have 24 points having won six meetings, drawn six meetings, and lost eight matches.
Playing at home, Columbus have won four fixtures, drawn three games, and lost two matches.
A win in this fixture, would take Columbus Crew’s points from 24 to 27, so far this season.
Seattle Sounders go into this fixture, keen to defend their lead in the Major League Soccer
Brian Schmetzer will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against FC Dallas and Portland Timbers.
League leaders Seattle keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 20 games is astonishing this season. They are the team to beat, with 39 points and sitting at the top of the table having won 11 fixtures, drawn six games, and lost three meetings.
Seattle will travel to Columbus with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with six wins and two draws.
The mark of League Champions is the ability to grind out results, even if conditions are demanding. Seattle Sounders know that they must win at all costs, every time they step out, if they are to maintain their position.
Columbus Crew v Seattle Sounders – Head-to-Head.
These two teams have previously played each other 16 times with the tally being six wins and five draws for Columbus. In addition, the trend has been for the local team to struggle to get a win in all six meetings of their last matches.
Columbus to win – probability is 42.02 percent.
For Columbus, scored
in 20 League games this campaign, while contributed with
in 20 League fixtures this Major League Soccer Season for Seattle.