MLS basement-dweller Toronto treks to Ohio Wednesday night for a match against rival Columbus Crew that was originally supposed to be played back on Aug. 11.Victory tonight against Toronto FC is vital for the Columbus Crew as it currently sits seven points back of D.C. United for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.
The Crew was able to generate a huge point on the road on the weekend when it drew one of the best home teams in the league in Houston with a 2-2 score. Columbus would have taken all three points had it not been for a costly mistake by goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.
Head coach Robert Warzychamen has his men playing well as of late, losing only once in their last six matches in all competitions while producing have a modest home record of 5-3-2 (W-L-T) so far. They also defeated Toronto back in March with a 1-0 away win.
The Crew is favoured to win tonight’s tilt with a payout of 1.66 over at Ladbrokes.com, while the Asian Handicap offering sees the Ohioans at 1.86 with -0.5/-1.0 goals down from the start.
The draw result can be had at 3.30.
Toronto lost to 1-0 at home to Sporting KC on the weekend, extending its winless streak to four matches. In seven meetings at Crew Stadium, the Reds have won once while walking away with a point in two others.
TFC’s road record is a dismal 2-7-2, and as such it is being offered at 5.00 for the outright victory, while Paul Mariner's side can be had at evens (2.00) with a +0.5/+1.0 advantage, which is actually not bad.
The Over 2.5 can be had at 1.94 while the Under is set at 1.92.
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