Major League Soccer preview: Can Columbus Crew edge out victory against Inter Miami?

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)

Inter Miami have restored their energy after their 0-1-fixture versus New York RB and are eager to meet Columbus Crew. Get all the facts!

Insights:
  • Columbus Crew have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Inter Miami have the fewest scored goals (25) in Major League Soccer

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Columbus Crew form and stats

7-3-3 (win-draw-lost) are the Major League Soccer numbers at home for Columbus Crew so far this season. It’s been three wins in a row for Columbus here, hoping to make this one the fourth consecutive victory.

No payout for Columbus Crew in their previous match, an away game at Philadelphia Union that ended in defeat 0-3. Some supporters pointed their nail-bitten fingers at Pedro Santos for missing a penalty kick versus Philadelphia Union in the 76th minute. It's possible that a goal in that situation would have changed the outcome. Midfield player Marlon Hairston got a match rating of 7.0 in that game, the max score being 10. Hairston had 38 successful passes (of 44 total).

Before that, Columbus Crew had a home game versus Montreal Impact which ended with a victory 2-1.

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from Columbus's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played five games, won five matches, drawn zero and lost zero.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Columbus as they are travelling to their away game against Nashville SC in the Major League Soccer. That match is four days after this one.

A decent goal production from Columbus in their home games so far, with 23 goals from 13 league matches. Columbus Crew have conceded 18 in these home matches.

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Inter Miami form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest scored goals (25) in Major League Soccer, on their Major League Soccer travels is 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats. It's looking increasingly bleak for Inter who now has to deal with a five game losing streak. Toronto was the last time a defeat was avoided.

Inter are looking to quickly end their 296 minutes long goal drought in the Major League Soccer.

There might be some fixture complaints from Inter as they are again playing away from home after losing on the road in their previous match, the Major League Soccer match against New York RB (0-1). Jay Chapman got a match rating of 7.43 in that game, top player of the team. Chapman dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Prior to that match, the Inter manager P. Neville faced defeat when travelling to Portland Timbers and losing 0-1.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Inter when being an outsider away as they are today, we find two matches with the visitors losing one time, drawing one and winning zero games.

A new game in only four days for Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer home match versus Toronto. Busy days.

The attacking power of Inter Miami when travelling is not overwhelming with 8 goals scored from 14 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Inter Miami are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 12 times in 14 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The most recent recorded scoreline between these participants is the Inter Miami - Columbus Crew 1-0 played previously this season.

Top Goalscorers

Inter MiamiG. Higuaín
G. Higuaín
10 goals
Columbus CrewL. Zelarayán
L. Zelarayán
7 goals
ColumbusG. Zardes
G. Zardes
7 goals

Columbus Crew missing players

Inter Miami missing players

Columbus Crew Inter Miami
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 13 3 Played P 4 14 28
9 7 3 Won W 3 4 9
7 3 0 Drew D 0 3 5
12 3 0 Lost L 1 7 14
32 23 7 Scored S 5 8 25
39 18 3 Conceded C 3 12 43
86% 85% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
64% 85% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 29% 61%
54% 77% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 14% 43%
29% 38% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 7% 25%
18% 23% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 7% 18%
54% 77% 67% BTTS BTTS 25% 21% 43%
21% 23% 33% Clean Sheets C S 50% 29% 18%
39% 15% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 64% 46%
 
4 4.2 4.7 Corners for (avg) C F 4.8 4 4.6
5.1 4.5 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 7.8 6.8 4.9
1.6 1.8 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.7 2.4
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
11.3 13.6 15.3 Shots (avg) S ( 8.8 7.5 9.5
3.5 4.8 6.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.3 3.1
32% 37% 37% Goal Efficiency G E 42% 25% 28%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • Columbus Crew have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Columbus Crew have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Inter Miami have scored away.
  • Inter Miami have the fewest scored goals (25) in Major League Soccer
  • Inter Miami have the fewest scored goals in the first half (7) in Major League Soccer

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 New England 29 20 5 4 57 34 14 11 2 1 28 15 15 9 3 3 29 19 23 65
2 Nashville SC 28 11 14 3 46 26 15 8 7 0 33 16 13 3 7 3 13 10 20 47
3 Philadelphia Union 28 12 9 7 38 27 15 9 3 3 22 10 13 3 6 4 16 17 11 45
4 Orlando City 28 11 9 8 41 41 14 8 4 2 25 14 14 3 5 6 16 27 0 42
5 New York City 28 11 7 10 44 32 14 8 3 3 29 12 14 3 4 7 15 20 12 40
6 DC United 28 12 4 12 49 41 13 10 0 3 28 11 15 2 4 9 21 30 8 40
7 Montreal Impact 28 11 7 10 40 37 14 8 3 3 25 19 14 3 4 7 15 18 3 40
8 Atlanta United 28 10 9 9 37 33 14 8 3 3 21 11 14 2 6 6 16 22 4 39
9 New York RB 28 10 7 11 34 30 14 6 5 3 17 11 14 4 2 8 17 19 4 37
10 Columbus Crew 28 9 7 12 32 39 13 7 3 3 23 18 15 2 4 9 9 21 -7 34
11 Inter Miami 28 9 5 14 25 43 14 5 2 7 17 31 14 4 3 7 8 12 -18 32
12 Chicago Fire 29 7 6 16 29 46 16 6 5 5 22 18 13 1 1 11 7 28 -17 27
13 Toronto 28 6 7 15 34 54 13 4 5 4 20 19 15 2 2 11 14 35 -20 25
14 Cincinnati 28 4 8 16 29 54 13 1 5 7 10 16 15 3 3 9 19 38 -25 20

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