MLS – Columbus Crew take on Portland Timbers

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This Sunday sees Columbus go head to head with Portland at MAPFRE Stadium – Kick-off 8:00pm GMT.

Portland to face seventh Columbus on Sunday at MAPFRE Stadium, with Giovanni Savarese’s team currently occupying fifth place in the League.

With the MLS season well into its stride, Columbus Crew have managed to gain 41 points

Inter Miami were beaten 2-1 at Inter Miami CF Stadium, the last time that Columbus played.

Also, Columbus seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with 10 draws in 17 meetings. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventh place, with a total of 41 points.

When Columbus host Portland, they will do so on the back of six victories, five draws, and four losses on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Columbus Crew’s points from 41 to 44, so far this season.

Portland Timbers’ MLS season, has so far seen them gain 45 points, going into this game

With Portland having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Giovanni Savarese’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, can Portland extend their incredible run of four wins? With 45 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in fifth position in the League.

Portland’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Columbus. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn six meetings, and lost six games.

A victory for Portland Timbers would put them on 48 points.

Columbus Crew v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Portland with a greater number of wins. In the last 11 meetings, they have enjoyed six wins, to Columbus’s three victories. Also, the last 11 meetings against Portland have resulted in six wins for Columbus. Their most recent encounter in this competition was April 2019 and the score line ended up with a 1-3 away win for Portland Timbers.

Performance Report

For Columbus, Brady is a top performing player who has scored in 30 League games this campaign, while Aljaž, one of their best scorers, has netted in 31 League matches this season for Portland.