Toronto vs. Columbus
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Columbus +115 / Columbus +235 -- Over/Under:
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Columbus Crew SC and Toronto FC meet Wednesday in MLS action at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Columbus Crew SC look to keep the ball rolling while building on their impressive 3-1-1 record at home. Columbus Crew SC are averaging 1.5 goals per match while allowing 1.3 goals per match. Ola Kamara leads Columbus Crew SC with six goals, Federico Higuain has four assists and Justin Meram has 18 shot attempts. Defensively, Zack Steffen has come away with 33 saves on 47 shots faced. Columbus Crew SC continue to rely on their offense, scoring two or more goals in six of their last eight matches and are 5-1-0 this season that's the case. Columbus Crew SC just has to improve on the defensive end to take that next step, but it has produced two shutouts in its first four home games.
Toronto FC also look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. Toronto FC are averaging 1.5 goals per match while allowing 0.8 goals per match. Jozy Altidore leads Toronto FC with six goals, Victor Vazquez has six assists and Sebastian Giovinco has 43 shot attempts. Defensively, Alex Bono has come away with 16 saves on 22 shots faced. Toronto FC are one of the hotter teams in the MLS and currently lead the East with 19 points. Toronto FC has allowed one or less goals in each of its last four matches. However, Toronto FC is 2-1-2 this season on the road, so there has been some chinks in the armor when playing outside of Canada.
Columbus Crew SC has had the upperhand over Toronto in recent meetings and is 2-1-2 in the last five matches overall. The most recent meeting was a couple of weeks ago, a match Columbus Crew SC won, 2-1. The only win Toronto FC has over Columbus Crew SC was in July of 2016. Four of the last five matches have produced at least two goals.
It’s hard to beat a good team twice in a short span, but Columbus Crew SC has placed wonderful soccer at home and has the offense to really test Toronto’s defense. Toronto has also had some hiccups on the road this season, which can be a problem against possibly the best home team so far in the East. i’ll side Columbus with a statement victory.