MLS – Cincinnati take on Chicago Fire

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Next Sunday at 2:30am GMT, on matchday 46 of the MLS, we will see Cin play Chicago at Nippert Stadium.

Twelfth placed Chicago, are away to fifth placed Cin on Sunday.

Cincinnati have 46 points to their name, going into this tie

Cin must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Also, a draw statistic of 11 in 17 matches is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Pat Noonan’s men wishes for ultimately. With 46 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Cin have won six matches, drawn six fixtures, and lost four meetings of their 16 League matches at home this season.

Victory for Cincinnati would take their points tally to 49 so far this season.

With the MLS season well into its stride, Chicago Fire have managed to gain 35 points

This match sees Chicago looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Charlotte FC.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so five losses in eight meetings would not make this a successful season for Chicago. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in twelfth place, with a total of 35 points.

Chicago have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won three meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost nine meetings of their 16 League matches on the road this season.

Winning this fixture will see Chicago Fire on 38 points.

Cincinnati v Chicago Fire – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Cin and Chicago have faced each other seven times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Cin’s favour (3 – 2). Additionally, home advantage has clearly been a huge positive factor for Cin in this fixture, as they have not lost to Chicago on the last one game. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Chicago Fire.

Performance Report

For Cin, Alec scored in 32 League fixtures this campaign, while Chris is a top performing player who has scored in 32 League matches this season for Chicago.