MLS Preview: Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 26)
- Columbus Crew is the highest-scoring team in its conference.
- Toronto FC could get leapfrogged by Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami this weekend.
- The Reds from Toronto have lost each of their last nine games.
The Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC MLS game on Saturday, August 26, 2023, is important not only for the two teams involved but also for Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami. If Toronto FC doesn’t win beat Columbus Crew, and Inter Miami beats its opponent, the boys from Florida will leapfrog the Canadian team.
In simple terms, if they don’t want to end up at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, The Reds from Toronto need to beat Columbus Crew on the road.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Lower.com Field, Columbus, Ohio
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Columbus Crew is the highest-scoring team in the Eastern Conference, and the second highest-scoring team in the entire league. In their most recent game, they destroyed the conference leaders FC Cincinnati 4-0 in the Ohio Derby.
This team’s score difference is 48:33, which helped the Crew reach the No. 5 position in the conference table. They’re nine points away from the nearest team below the relegation zone (DC United), and given how good their recent form is, they shouldn’t be concerned about making the playoffs.
One team that has all the reasons to be worried about its playoff future is Toronto FC. The Canadian team is currently just one spot above the very bottom of the Eastern Conference table. The worst thing is that the team on the bottom is Inter Miami, which with Lionel Messi & Co. looks destined to move (at least) a few places above.
That’s why Toronto FC’s players need to take every of the remaining games in the 2023 season very seriously. Unfortunately, their recent form isn’t filling them with confidence – they’ve lost each of their last nine games.
Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC Prediction
Our Columbus vs. Toronto prediction is that the Canadian team will suffer its 10th straight loss. The Crew is just way, way better than Toronto, so anything but an easy home win would be a real shock.