Preview and Prediction: Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union visit the Columbus Crew Stadium on Sunday night and will be hoping to leave with three points to follow up their 2-1 win against Sporting Kansas City, and end the season on a high.

Columbus Crew will be looking secure the third playoff seed to avoid playing in the wildcard game, and will need to win to fight off Kansas City, whereas the Union’s season will definitely finish on Sunday.

The Union comes into the game having only won one in their last six. And the Crew hasn’t conceded in their last four matches at home.

Columbus’ home form: Played 16 – Won 8 – Drawn 4 – Lost 4

With the Crew having already secured a place in the playoffs, it makes for intriguing viewing to see just what side Gregg Berhalter will put out. But we expect a strong team.

Columbus will want to end the regular season on a high heading into the post-season, while Philadelphia will want to spoil the party, so hopefully we’ll get some goals.

Philadelphia’s away form: Played 16 – Won 4 – Drawn 4 – Lost 8

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Key Player: Federico Higuain – Sensational this year, expect him to finish strong too.

Key Stat: Columbus Crew have won their last five at home. Can they make it six?

Columbus’ last five: W/W/L/W/W

Philadelphia’s last five: D/L/D/L/W

Prediction: Columbus Crew 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union


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