Toronto FC - Columbus Crew Betting Preview: Expect a dour encounter in Canada

Eighth take on ninth in the Eastern Conference, with both sides in terrible form, and our tipster Hugh Wilson is backing a dull game with few goals
Columbus Crew travel to Toronto with both sides desperate to overturn recent runs in form. With under half the season left to play in the MLS, Columbus are the ones who can realistically still qualify for the final series.

Meanwhile, with Toronto only four points above DC United who are bottom of the Eastern Conference, they need to find results to avoid finishing at the bottom of the pile.

Toronto come into this match in woeful form. Ryan Nelson’s men haven’t won in their last six games, recording only one victory in 18 league games.

Despite some positive draws in recent weeks against New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact, the Reds cannot turn those draws into victories. BetVictor price the home side at 7/5 (2.40) to take all three points.

Columbus Crew themselves aren't in fantastic form either. Robert Warzycha’s men have lost their last three away games in the MLS, recording only one victory on the road in their last seven. Despite sitting in eighth position, they only trail fifth placed Houston Dynamo by six points.

With time slipping away in the season, the Crew need to find victories on the road to stand a chance of making it to the final series. BetVictor price them at 21/10 (3.10) to win the match. The same firm price the stalemate at 23/10 (3.30).

With both sides in poor form, it’s tough to back a winner in the outright market, but the bet of both teams not to score at even money (2.00) seems like a fantastic bet. This bet would have paid out in five of the last six MLS matches for Toronto, as well as two of Columbus' last three games.

Both teams to score 'NO' at even money (2.00) with BetVictor

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