Free MLS Pick Philadelphia vs. Columbus Crew
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Philadelphia vs. Columbus Crew
Date: Sunday July 03
Time: 07:30 PM
Venue: Lower.com Field
MLS Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia 135 / Draw 225/ Columbus Crew 215 (Bet Now!)
MLS Spread Betting Odds: Philadelphia -0.5 / Columbus 0.5
MLS Betting Total: O/U 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia Union are the betting favorites, with the spread set at -0.5 goals. Through 17 matches, they have won by at this margin 7 times. As for the Columbus Crew, they enter the match as 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 16 matches, they have covered this margin 11 times.
Heading into the Philadelphia Union’s 18th game of the season, the team is below .500 at 7-8-2. This mark places them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In their last match, Philadelphia fell to Chicago Fire by a score of 1-0. This game was the 2nd time they were shut out on offense. On defense, Philadelphia has played 6 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
So far, the Philadelphia Union is the 16th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.24 goals per 90 minutes of action. Defensively, Philadelphia is off to a good start, ranking 1st in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.76 goals per 90 minutes.
On offense, Philadelphia is led by the strong play of Dániel Gazdag and Julián Carranza, who have each found the net 7 times. So far, their combined goals account for 52.38095238095239% of the team’s overall scoring. In terms of goalie play, Philadelphia has gotten good performances from Andre Blake. On the season, opposing teams have accumulated 63 shots on target, in which Blake has turned away at a rate of 84.1%. This percentage is good for 1st in the MLS.
Heading into the Columbus Crew 17th game of the season, the Crew are below .500 at 5-6-5. This mark places them 9th in the Eastern Conference. Columbus comes into the game following a 2-1 win over Toronto FC. For the season, the Columbus Crew have finished 7 matches having scored at least two goals. On defense, Columbus has played 4 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
So far, the Columbus Crew are the 20th-rated scoring team, averaging 1.25 goals per 90 minutes of action. Defensively, Columbus is off to a good start, ranking 4th in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 1.06 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Lucas Zelarayán leads the Crew with 4 goals through 12 matches. Behind him is Darlington Nagbe, who has also found the net 3 times. In terms of goalie play, Columbus Crew has gotten good performances from Eloy Room. On the season, opposing teams have accumulated 62 shots on target, in which Room has turned home at a rate of 75.8%. This percentage is good for the 6th in the MLS.
Free Philadelphia vs. Columbus Crew MLS Final Analysis:
When looking at each team’s scoring opportunites, the Columbus Crew holds the edge in attacking area possessions, ranking 8th in the league. On the other side, Philadelphia Union is just 22nd in the same category. In terms of attacking possessions, not only does Columbus have the advantage on offense, but they have also done an excellent job at limiting the opportunites of their opponent, ranking 12th in attacking possessions allowed. Their figure compares favorably to Philadelphia’s defense which is ranked 25th in the same department.
Thus far, both Philadelphia and Columbus Crew have generated shots at a rate near the MLS average, ranking 18th and 13th, respectively. For the year, Philadelphia has turned 10.0% of their shot into goals. As for Columbus Crew, their current shooting percentage is 10.0%. So far, 37.2% of Philadelphia’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Columbus Crew has a season long on target percent of 27.5%. For Philadelphia, they have converted on 26.0% of these on-target shots compared to Columbus Crew at 36.0%.
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