Ben Olsen’s men currently sit in 4th spot in the MLS East standings and are looking to inch closer to Kansas City and New York for a higher seeding for the playoffs.
They only played two league matches in July and they lost both, including a 1-0 road loss to the Crew. They were able to hold Zlatan Imbrahimovic and the rest of Paris St. Germain to a 1-1 result last weekend at RFK.
The trio of Dwayne De Rosario, Maicon Santos and the team’s leading goal-scorer, Chris Pontius (9 goals), will need to deliver to get DC back on the right track and are paying a surprisingly low 1.83 for the win. A slightly better option if you prefer DC would be to take them at -0.5 where they give you a few more cents at 1.90.
The draw result looks appealing at 3.20 given the recent results of both clubs.
Philadelphia, Columbus have played the least amount of league matches so far this season with 19, yet find themselves within close range of the playoffs as they trail Chicago by four points with a game in hand.
The Crew's road record isn’t bad with 3-4-3 so far including a big win on the road against Sporting KC last week. A new spark has emerged through recently acquired Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta who has scored a pair of goals in three starts and assisted on the goal that defeated DC two weeks ago.
Columbus goes for 4.00 over at Ladbrokes.com right now and that could change towards the 7:30pm EST kickoff.
The over 2.5 is being offered at 1.96 while the under is at 1.90.
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