Columbus Crew SC (8-7-6) vs. Toronto FC (8-7-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 25, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto +327 / Columbus -123 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Toronto FC and Columbus Crew SC square off Saturday night at the MAPFRE Stadium.
Toronto FC have won two of their last four matches and look for another quick three points. Toronto FC are an offensive team that’s scored 28 goals in 18 matches and has scored six goals in their last two matches. Sebastian Giovinco leads Toronto FC with 12 goals, Benoit Cheyrou has four assists and Michael Bradley has 27 shot attempts. Defensively, Toronto FC has pitched four shutouts and allowed two or more goals in eight matches. Chris Konopka has come away with 36 saves and has allowed eight goals in his last two starts. Toronto FC have come away with points in four of their last five MLS road matches, which includes a 2-1-2 record during that span.
Columbus Crew SC look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six matches. Columbus Crew SC have scored 31 goals in 21 matches and has four goals in their last two matches. Kei Kamara leads Columbus Crew SC with 14 goals, Ethan Finlay has 11 assists and Justin Meram has 49 shot attempts. Defensively, Columbus Crew SC has pitched four shutouts and allowed two or more goals in 11 matches. Steve Clark has come away with 68 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. Columbus Crew SC has won three straight MLS home matches and is 3-1-1 in its last five home matches.
Columbus Crew SC beat Toronto FC in their matchup back in March, 2-0. However, Toronto FC is 3-2-0 in the last five matches, which includes wins in three of their last four matches. There have been five goals scored in two of the last three meetings.
Hard to bet against Columbus with the way they’re playing right now, as they’re in great form and have a far more consistent goalie. Add that to the fact they’ve won three straight at home, and I’ll eat the small chalk here.