Next Thursday at 1:30am GMT, on matchday 43 of the Major League Soccer, we will see Columbus play Orlando at MAPFRE Stadium.
Fourth placed Orlando, are away to tenth placed Columbus on Thursday.
Columbus Crew arrive at this game, having secured 38 points so far this season
The warning signs are there for Caleb Porter going into this game, following a loss to New York Red Bulls in their last game and a draw against Nashville SC before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Caleb Porter’s Columbus have lost 10 of their last 16 matches this season. Their position is tenth in the League and they have 38 points, that is, 10W, 13L and 8D having won 10 meetings, drawn eight games, and lost 13 matches.
When Columbus host Orlando, they will do so on the back of eight victories and three darts on their own ground.
A win in this fixture would take Columbus Crew’s points to 41 in the League.
Orlando City’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 47 points this season
Also, Orlando seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two fixtures. With 47 points, they currently sit fourth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 12 wins, 8 losses and 11 draws having won 12 matches, drawn 11 meetings, and lost eight matches.
Orlando’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Columbus. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four fixtures, drawn five games, and lost six games.
A victory for Orlando City would put them on 50 points.
Columbus Crew v Orlando City – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 14 matches, Orlando have won seven wins and Columbus five victories. Their most recent encounter in this competition was September 2021, when Columbus Crew walked away as 3-2 winners.
For Columbus, Evan is one of the top performing players after having scored
in 31 League fixtures this Major League Soccer Season, while Adam scored
in 31 League matches this campaign for Orlando.
Other standout players for Columbus are Eloy Victor and Aboubacar with respectively and for Orlando are Brian and Mason with respectively.